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Putin accuses Prince Charles of unroyal behaviour with Hitler remark

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 May, 2014, 5:26am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 May, 2014, 9:07am
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Britain's Prince Charles yesterday of unacceptable and unroyal behaviour by comparing him with Adolf Hitler over Russia's stance in Ukraine.

Putin said he had not heard the comment, made by the prince to a Jewish woman who fled Poland during the second world war, but asked reporters to pass on a message to the heir to the British throne and to the prime minister, David Cameron.

"This is not royal behaviour," Putin told journalists at the Konstantinovsky Palace, built in the 18th and 19th centuries on the coast of the Gulf of Finland outside St Petersburg, Russia's former imperial capital.

"If you are angry, this means you are wrong. I have not heard this remark. If (it was said), then it is unacceptable," Putin said.

"I think he himself realises that. He is a well-brought-up person. I know him and other members of the royal family personally. But I have got used to all kinds of things over the years."

According to a British newspaper, the prince, 65, made the comment last week during a tour of Canada.

Prince Charles told the woman, who lost relatives during the Holocaust and was recounting how she had fled Poland, that "Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler".

Putin's response came after Russia's foreign ministry had criticised Prince Charles for his remarks, saying they did not reflect well on a future British monarch and were an "unacceptable" attempt to spread propaganda against Russia over its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.

The Soviet Union lost more than 20 million people in the war, and the victory over Nazi Germany is celebrated across Russia as a national triumph.

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The British royal family are a degenerate bunch of do nothing useless idiots. Britain is better off a republic.
anson
It's really up to the British though isn't it kikero? It's fairly simple to get enough sponsors to call for a referendum. It's also fairly simple to lose said referendum. I mean, are you against the whole concept of monarchy or just anti- British? Anti-monarchist and you'll have to face the Thais, the North Koreans (yes really), the Japanese, the Swedes and so on. Perhaps you prefer the Russian system? Mmm I wonder where you would feel happiest and safest living - N Korea, Russia or Britain? So much to ponder, so few grey cells.
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Putin’s action should be in my opinion “OBVIOUSLY” considered an exact parallel of what Hitler did in the Sudetenland in 1938. After all HOW can the rest of the world know that Putin will not employ the same reasoning to invade and conquer other former Soviet block satellite countries? There in is the situation in a nut shell. Are we really witnessing Russian concern or are we witnessing a Soviet style takeover of a sovereign nation? How can Medvedev or Putin complain about this comparison while Russia’s armies stand by only 6 kilometers away from the NEW border? Is this really a cold war coming or a chilling change in Russia's government from a Nation of free press, free elections and free markets to a nation run by the "Prince of Russia", where the press is now only partially free, the market now only partially free and the people in fact only partially free. Mr Putin, if it's going to get any colder, the choice is entirely yours. What a waste for Russia and indeed the whole world if we must live in yet another wintery political Ice age. I believe this is yet another sign of the end times written about in the Bible. I wrote a small booklet that talks about some of what the Bible says will happen in the end times as well as what will happen during the period known as the seven (360 day) year tribulation and other soon to take place events. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s about 6 or 7 pages, so it’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: ****www.bo
anson
A bit hypocritical that isn't it Putin? Why comment about a Prince from a small island nation on no consequence anymore?
A Kuro
Prince Charles is a disgrace and the ant-democracy English monarchy should have been abolished a long time ago.
anson
HRH The Prince of Wales has long been known as a plant conversationalist but I was unaware until now that he was also a champion of Ant Democracy. Perhaps they could have a Constitutional Antocracy?
 
 
 
 
 

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