Vladimir Putin

Drew, Hon. George

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The situation in the U.S.S.R. with Brezhnev's declaration that "every Communist state must adhere and submit to the policies and doctrines of the Kremlin or be subjected to the same military discipline as Czechoslovakia experienced last August." The speaker's warning of the significance of this event to world history, in the face of the seriousness of the threat, and the little attention it has attracted. What makes this event so serious and threatening to the free world. Some reminders from history. The situation in East Germany. Evidence of Russia's intentions and methods. The attitude of the Russian people and the immense importance of that attitude. The speaker's belief that the Russian people will in time be allies of the West. Brezhnev's threats. The international situation as it really is from the Canadian point of view. Canada's role in NATO and the continuing importance of that role, and that organization. Withstanding the Soviet threat. The Price of peace for Canadians and all free nations.

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