Soviet defector warns on EUSSR

Vitali Vitaliev – the first investigative journalist in the Soviet Union and one of its last defectors – alerts his adoptive countrymen to the USSR/EU parallels:

The USSR was a notionally democratic, socialist superstate inefficiently run by a bureaucratic elite of corrupt and incompetent central planners. Unable to compete commercially an economic collapse split the federation into its nation state components.

The EU is a notionally democratic, socialist superstate inefficiently run by a bureaucratic elite of corrupt and incompetent central planners. Unable to compete commercially an economic collapse is developing which will split the federation into its nation state components.

The UK needs to get out before it is too late to escape the political and economic vortex. Is it already too late?

If the Brexit vote is carried will the British parliament simply ignore the will of the people and refuse to pass the legislation? What would Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev have done?

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About Vitali Vitaliev

A Ukrainian-born Russian (with British and Australian citizenship), Vitaliev studied French and English at Kharkiv University. He then became the first investigative journalist in the Soviet Union. As a result, he was forced to defect from the USSR by the KGB in January 1990.

He has become widely known in the West for his regular appearances on TV and radio. Vitaliev has published twelve books, which have been translated into a number of languages. A former staff columnist for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The European, The Australian and many more, he has also made several TV documentaries and is the winner of over 20 journalistic and literary awards in the USSR and in the West.
He is currently Features Editor of E&T magazine and lives near London.

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