“ Do you know the work of the Ninth ? ” He closed his eyes as he recited . “ Analysis of foreign military capabilities . Clandestine acquisition of technology to counter adversary weapons systems . Coordination with our domestic armaments industry . ”
What do I want in return ? My answer to you is this : Nothing . You are professionals , you will understand . ”
revenge and ego ; control the former and feed the latter .
What fueled this Kremlin kleptocracy , what motivated it , was not to bring back the Soviet Union , nor to reinstill the worldwide dread generated by the Red Army , nor to formulate a foreign policy based on national security requirements . In Russia today , everything happened to maintain the nadzirateli , the overseers , to protect their power , to continue looting the country’s patrimony .