Lenin would get quite a kick out of all these retired CIA & FBI agents leading the antiwar movement who are now defending Russia after spending their careers trying to take it down. The whole farce would make sense to Stalin since he’s the author of such folly. And quite frankly, it makes sense to me. I’ve been in politics so long I recognize derangement when I see it.
If you want to know the character of Russia, look at where it’s selling & deploying military weapons.
Marx said history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. Libertarians & modern Stalinists have made the two entirely indistinguishable.