Russian President Vladimir Putin has his eyes on eventually reclaiming Finland and the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, according to Putin’s former top economic adviser, Andrey Illarionov. Illarionov’s warning was reported in an interview with the Swedish paper SvD Nyheter (Svenska Dagbladet), which my Swedish political friends tell me is one of the most reputable papers in Sweden.... The Baltic countries were annexed by the USSR in the early 1940s, while Finland was basically neutered by the Soviets. If you look at the map [above], it’s clear what Putin is doing. He wants to create a buffer between Russia and Europe.
Putin needs that buffer to protect Russians from... Europe's peace, prosperity, freedom, and non-terrorized queers.