The crazy, mysterious impulse that drives Putin into a frenzy in Ukraine

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if you doubt it Vladimir Putin’s decision-making process Beyond superstition and mythical creature beliefs, you should know that psychologists, intelligence analysts, and imprisoned Yaktusk wizards will disagree.

“Putin and his entourage take the spiritual world very seriously,” said the Kremlin official, who requested anonymity to ensure his safety, and that some insiders have accused the Russian president of the Twilight Zone. “For Russians, it’s a big deal to think that President Putin will do what it takes to destroy someone trying to exorcise the fictitious demon he believes gives him power.” It’s not what I did.”

The question is, do you think 70-year-old Putin is possessed by a primal demon who has been made into a panic delusional serf? Ukrainian massacresand The threat of nuclear war against the West?

Anna Moroz, who has spent a decade counseling confused Russian immigrants about how to adjust to the worldly ways of the West, is as confident as a clinical psychologist can be under these circumstances.

Moroz, who was born in Russia, spoke to the Daily Beast under a pseudonym for fear of retaliation. “This terminology is a paradoxical way of thinking, but if human snakes Koschei Besmertny Counseling Putin from a cave under the Kremlin. ”

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Putin isn’t just a lunatic. It’s much worse than that.

But before we step into another dimension of sight, hearing, and spirit, let’s first grasp the current geopolitical realities. A native of Russia, Voldemort was last spotted helping the Rusian Grand Duke Vsevolod the Big Nest capture Kyiv in 1203. The story of Igor’s campaign.

Russia is a mystery that Western leaders have been trying to unravel for centuries. The most pressing mystery now is to prevent an increasingly isolating Putin from instigating a radioactive carnage while also defeating Putin without exacerbating the most vicious and devastating conflict in Europe since World War II. It’s a way to supply Ukraine with all the weapons it needs to defeat it. II.

“It’s like sitting here in 1942 trying to profile Hitler, which Mumbo Jumbo also believed,” says a U.S. intelligence analyst profiling Putin. “It can’t be taken seriously, but it has to be taken into account.”

Indeed, Putin is a tsar by vocation, a KGB major by rank, and a “dark trickster” by disposition, according to Moroz. “He fits all of Russia’s paranormal stereotypes. Moroz says.

“Putin hates democracy because he doesn’t believe in human power,” she added. “He believes spirits have given him divine dictatorial powers.”

President Putin’s power in Ukraine has so far resulted in the torture, rape and execution of hundreds of Ukrainian men, women and children, the UN Human Rights Council said. I’m here.

“Based on the evidence gathered by the Commission,” the UN report said, “it concluded that war crimes had been committed in Ukraine.”

An official at one of Russia’s ministries told the Daily Beast that speculation about whether the driving force behind Putin’s Ukraine massacre was an illusion is real inside Russia. “He sees the West as weak because there are too many rules that interfere with his power,” the official said. “The ludicrous story of a demon giving him power is still psychologically concrete. Ogres don’t follow rules.”

A 2016 poll conducted by the All-Russia Polls Center seems to best describe what Western profilers have described as Putin’s “ghostly personality.” The survey found that 36% of the population believes in supernatural beings, and one in four of the respondents finds it difficult to answer the question. “Although a relative majority of Russians say they don’t believe in witchcraft, many have at least a stereotypical and mythical view of it,” said pollster Ivan Rekonstev. concluded that

Self-proclaimed Siberian ‘shaman warrior’ Sasha Gabyshev claims to have spent her life wrestling with a demonic entity possessing the Russian president, the legendary Russian villain Koschei Besmertny— Also known as immortal and walking skeletons. In the fall of 2019, the Yakut shaman warrior began his two-year, 5,000-mile march to Moscow with his followers. Gabyshev has vowed to use his magic sword to slay the beast beneath the Kremlin, warding off that terror from President Putin. soul.

Gabyshev’s fortune tellers, who picked up supporters and press conferences along the way, were first attacked by a mob of pro-Putin shamans in the city of Ulan-Ude. Continuing the fight, the sorceress and his disciples made it to Lake Baikal, where their arrest was televised. Gabyshev was taken to a mental hospital.

“Putin is scared,” said opposition leader Alexei Navalny in his reaction to the mysterious brawl that led to Gabyshev’s imprisonment. , save me from this shaman.’ What if he really banishes me?

Moroz says Navalny’s question is still valid. “I think Putin was scared,” says Moroz. “He staged a massive police operation against Gabyshev. Sherman had nothing against Putin. This is a powerful and accurate metaphor that resonates with all Russians.”

Those who hire Putin for Western intelligence are not a bunch of humorless stalwarts. “But when we stopped laughing, we came to the conclusion that Putin’s fear of Gabyshev was palpable,” one said.

Still, professional spies, skeptical of Russian fairy-tale characters controlling Putin, treat the issue with delicacy when reporting to Congress about Santa Claus. “If a significant number of Russians accompany Sherman, it is difficult to predict the outcome,” analysts say. “Gabyshev’s Followers is a grassroots movement that has the potential to attract large numbers of Russians living outside the city and destabilize the Russian consensus in favor of the Putin regime and the war in Ukraine.”

The Kremlin Watcher at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution agrees. “President Putin seems to see Gabyshev as a real threat,” said Dr. Paul Gregory, a Hoover Research Fellow. Dr. Paul Gregory was a visiting professor at Moscow State University and former Director of the Russian Petroleum Legislative Project at the University of Houston.

Putin’s Clergy Calls for ‘Eradication’ of Ukraine

Valery Solovey, who trained many members of Putin’s embassy at the Moscow Institute of International Relations and served as head of public relations at the famous school, knows a little bit more about the dark arts of Russian diplomacy, or is more casual than a borscht sandwich. . as a professor To tell Putin once ordered a Kremlin sorcerer to ritually kill a black dog so he could drink its blood to ensure a crushing victory in Ukraine. When he didn’t, Solovey claimed that Putin had ordered the heads of all magicians to be cut off and displayed in front of his house.

Back in reality, the governor of Russia’s Primorsky Territory, which includes Vladivostok, said last week that between 200,000 and 600,000 men had fled the country to avoid Putin’s war on Ukraine. At the same time, Russian independent media SOTA reported that police in Moscow and surrounding areas were raiding offices, accommodation and restaurants, and indiscriminately corralling men for mobilization.

Despite optimistic signs, the deadly question of whether Putin will launch a nuclear weapon remains the biggest unresolved question among Western diplomats and military strategists. We have to prepare for the worst, but Moroz’s psychological profile of Putin concludes he won’t pull the trigger.

“Like all fairy-tale demons, Putin will simply disappear and be replaced by a Politburo that will resolve the difficulties of the war in Ukraine,” Moroz believes. “Almighty Russian exceptionalism.” The arrogant illusion has been disproved and the myth shattered.Russian leaders must cool down, grow up and adapt to the modern world.”

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