People keep asking why Putin is bringing more troops to the border with Ukraine.
The answer is: because oil prices are up. He was always going to do it but after the oil prices collapsed in 2014, he couldn’t afford it.
As Putin always says, the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the twentieth century was the end of the USSR. He’s trying to bring the USSR back.
By the way, next week I’m giving a talk about the post-Soviet 1990s and what a beautiful time it was.
Who else here misses the 1990s? The music has totally gone to the dogs since then.