March 4th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: What is Vladimir Putin talking about?

At times, Russian President Vladimir Putin claims there are no Russian troops in Crimea, but at other times he justifies the invasion as protection from "Nazis and anti-Semites" inside Ukraine. That's leaving many to wonder where he is getting his information. After speaking to President Putin last weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described him as "in another world." Jim Sciutto takes a closer look.

As a former National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush, Stephen Hadley has met with Putin and knows how the Kremlin operates. Anderson spoke with him and former CNN Moscow correspondent Jill Dougherty.


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  1. peteybee

    Learn from the best! GW never needed to make consistent statements. WIth him as figurehead, the NeoCons dismantled several countries, killed millions, and got away with it squeaky clean. Putin is following in his footsteps. When GW does it, it is "Bush Doctrine", when Putin does it, it is "Putin Doctrine". That's all he has to say,and all will be consistent.

    It's really just a small misunderstanding, as the Ameircan Orwell Dialect is slightly different from the Russian Orwell Dialect. But there is no contradiction. It seems like there is a contradiction but there is no contradiction. We must refine our doublethink.

    March 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm |

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