Putin’s prophecy comes true – Munich Speech 2007
The Munich Security Conference of 2007 is often pinpointed as the period in time, in which President Putin of Russia became the big, bad wolf in the eyes of Western elites and media. He delivered a bluntly unexpected speech on his perception of world affairs. Putin had predicted the unrestrained use of force in a unipolar world, where the hegemon remains unbalanced by other powers and acts entirely in their own self interest. Putin called for a multipolar word, based on principles of international law and mutual respect.
Moreover, he had warned of the divisions that America’s imperialist foreign policy would create within its own society, precipitating a split of US national unity.