Russian President Vladimir Putin has stood out as truly newsworthy with a meeting during which he said that radicalism had “become old”.
Liberal thoughts regarding displaced people, relocation and LGBT issues were presently restricted by “the mind larger part of the populace”, he told the FT.
Indeed, even some Western forces had secretly conceded that multiculturalism was “never again viable”, he said.
In any case, the leader of the European Council, Donald Tusk, was one of the individuals who condemned his remarks, saying: “Whoever cases that liberal majority rules system is out of date likewise asserts that opportunities are outdated, that the standard of law is out of date and that human rights are old.”
So for what reason is Mr Putin saying this now – and would he say he is correct?