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Vladimir Putin says liberalism has become obsolete
In an exclusive interview with the FT, the Russian president trumpets growth of national populism
Lionel Barber and Henry Foy in Moscow and Alex Barker in Osaka June 28, 2019
Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the growth of national populist movements in Europe and America, crowing that liberalism is spent as an ideological force.
In an FT interview in the Kremlin on the eve of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, the Russian president said "the liberal idea" had "outlived its purpose" as the public turned against immigration, open borders and multiculturalism.
Mr Putins evisceration of liberalism - the dominant western ideology since the end of the second world war in 1945 - chimes with anti-establishment leaders from US president Donald Trump to Hungarys Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini in Italy, and the Brexit insurgency in the UK.
"[Liberals] cannot simply dictate anything to anyone just like they have been attempting to do over the recent decades," he said.
Mr Putin branded Chancellor Angela Merkels decision to admit more than 1m refugees to Germany, mainly from war-ravaged Syria, as a "cardinal mistake". But he praised Donald Trump for trying to stop the flow of migrants and drugs from Mexico.