The outstanding blog Once Upon a Time in the West , cites many quotes that put light on the real role of Russia in the present (aka "Golotisyn was right") :
"There is no such thing as a former KGB man".
-- Vladimir Putin, Russian Federation President, 2005
"Russia has ceased being a free and democratic country".
-- Andrei Illarionov, Putin's former economic advisor, 2005
"It stretches credulity to its absolute bounds to think that suddenly, overnight, all those who were Communists will suddenly adopt a new philosophy and belief, with the result that everything will be different. I use this opportunity to warn the House and the country that that is not the truth".
-- Christopher Gill, British parliamentarian, 1995
"In October 1917 we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving towards a new world, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road"!
-- Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary, CPSU, 1987
"Yet it was, in reality, one of the shrewdest pieces of international hoodwinking in historical record . . . So the Comintern was dissolved [in 1943], and the misguided democratic world rejoiced . . . A glance at your newspaper will show that the former Comintern officers had little difficulty in finding new employment. The Comintern was never dissolved . . . Military Intelligence took over the old chores of the Comintern. It became an active part of the Soviet Fifth Column in democratic countries".
-- Igor Gouzenko, This Was My Choice, 1948
"Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots [then] may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil".
-- Jeremiah 13:23