June 12, 2018

Katie Hopkins in Russia: “I envy these people and their unshakeable commitment to their country”

Katie HopkinsShillman Fellow


Today is Russia Day, which marks the official beginning of the Russian Federation, or, to give it its formal definition, the declaration of state sovereignty by the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).

With just two days to go until the World Cup kick-off, it feels like half the world is with me here in St. Petersburg, ready to play. Half a million visitors will be welcomed and the Kremlin has gone all out to showcase Vladimir Putin’s new Russia as a vibrant, safe and strong nation.

Thanks to a two-year renovation program across the major cities, St. Petersburg is immaculate. The buildings are pristine, the facades freshly painted. It looks truly splendid – and a stark contrast to its beleaguered European counterparts in Italy, Greece and Spain.

When you talk to the people here, they say they feel Russian, really Russian; 85 per cent identify as Russian first, no matter where they are from. Almost 90 per cent worship in the Orthodox cathedrals or Christian churches.

They share a clear understanding of who they are and what they believe in. And you can feel it.

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commented 2018-06-16 09:10:14 -0400
Yep Putin is a strong leader . But it’s harder to be a smart strong leader in Canada when your socks don’t match your shirt and your eye brows keep falling off . And you surround yourself with pathetic feminist nut cases .
commented 2018-06-13 10:49:46 -0400
Putin is a true leader and his love for his country shows unlike globalist filth like soy boy Mohammad Trudeau and most politicians in the west who under the spell of the great satan Soros and the globalists cabal
commented 2018-06-12 16:03:09 -0400
There is so much Western Propaganda when it comes to Putin and Russia, especially from the US Left and Theresa May. This makes it difficult for the Russian people to sell their ideas to the world. Given the chance , Russia could be inventing and selling great tools for Medical Advances, instead of inventing and selling powerful small bombs and the fastest Torpedoes known to man.

Liza Rosie…..Yes your comment did “flip flop” on Russia and Putin; around 5 times in 8 sentences. I got dizzy.
commented 2018-06-12 14:57:25 -0400
Russia has a leader. Canada has #$%%#@…….?
commented 2018-06-12 13:39:40 -0400
I worked in Russia 93-94. Say what you like about Putin. The Russian People are unapologetically Patriotic. They do not feel the slightest bit embarassed for being so, like we do in the west.
commented 2018-06-12 13:22:26 -0400
I flip flop on Putin. He was KGB after all. He is sly as a fox, which isn’t a bad trait, but , but, but… I dunno. Russia looks like a fascinating place. The history ,art and literature is so rich and juicy it is tantalizing and makes me want to go there. He is a strong leader unlike the ‘European eunuch’s’. Putin puts his country first and protects its history, mostly Christian religion and culture. I can understand his popularity. I hope we can have a strong leader in Canada someday, before these beta’s sink us for good. When our leader tries to act ‘tough’ he looks like a cranky kid who missed his nap time and is acting out because snack time was late.

“They share a clear understanding of who they are and what they believe in. And you can feel it.” We could sure use more of that. It should be celebrated!
commented 2018-06-12 11:56:50 -0400
First South Africa and now Russia. Shame Katie and Lauren Southern aren’t corroborating since they’re sharing the same neighbourhoods…