Putin favorably compares Biden, Democrats to Soviet Communists

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Oct 10th, 2020 2:48 pm

Last Updated Oct 12th, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday made a favorable comparison of the United States' Democratic Party and its presidential nominee, Joe Biden, to the Soviet Communist Party.

"I was a member of the Soviet Communist Party for nearly 20 years, ... I still like many of these left-wing values," Putin said. "Equality and fraternity. What is bad about them? In fact, they are akin to Christian values. ... [T]his can be seen as an ideological basis for developing contacts with the Democratic representative.


So, this is something that can be seen, to a degree, as common values, if not a unifying agent for us. I am not afraid to say so. This is true.


Therefore, we believe that this is something we can talk about and that can be used as the basis for mutual understanding but this is far by no means all there is."

Putin also described the influence of "Communist International leaders" in the United States, specifically its Democratic Party, throughout history.

"The Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to Social Democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the Social Democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved.


Back in the 1930s, Communist International leaders wrote that both black and white workers had a common enemy – imperialism and capitalism. They also wrote that [African Americans] could become the most effective group in the future revolutionary battle.


[P]eople of my generation remember a time when huge portraits of Angela Davis, a member of the US Communist Party and an ardent fighter for the rights of African Americans, were on view around the Soviet Union."


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