How Putin’s “Useful Idiots” Blame “the West” for Russia’s Rape of Ukraine

Not all of Putin’s propagandists know they’re working for him

Paul Thomas Zenki
Thinkpiece Magazine
7 min readMar 22, 2022

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A boy crying as people point fingers at him
Image by Gerd Altmann

Right now, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine, a peaceful neighbor whom it attacked without provocation. The Russian military is targeting civilians, including children, with bombs and starvation in its effort to…

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Paul Thomas Zenki
Thinkpiece Magazine

Ghost writer, essayist, marketer, Zen Buddhist, academic refugee, living in Athens GA, blogging at A Quiet Normal Life: https://www.quietnormal.com/