While speaking to the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Andrej Illarionov made it clear that Putin sees any territories that were formerly Russian or Soviet as territories that Russia ought to expand into. Illarionov served as the president’s economic adviser between 2000-2005.
Finland was a part of the former Russian Empire up until 1917 when it was granted total autonomy. However, according to Illarionov, it is Putin’s belief that Finland is rightfully Russian, and the granting of its independence was an act of treason. As such, Illarionov claims that Putin will move into Finland to retake it, and he is poised to do so soon.http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/vladimir-p...s-finland/
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