Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Kremlin Press Service
* Russians experienced similar sense of uncertainty, Peskov says
* Russia is following developments closely, Kremlin says
The upheaval in the U.K. after its Brexit referendum in favor of leaving the European Union has similarities to the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman.
While it’s “unreasonable to draw direct parallels,” it’s obvious that the U.K. is going through a “turbulent, confusing and unpredictable period,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call Monday. Russia “has gone through the collapse of the Soviet Union and many generations clearly remember the period of the Soviet collapse, that period of uncertainty.”
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Update #1: Kremlin says EU's turbulence not analogy to Soviet Union’s collapse -- TASS
Update #2: What Does Brexit Mean for Russia? -- Anastasia Bazenkova, Moscow Times
WNU Editor: There are some similarities .... the break-up of a union, the confusion of what it would mean, and finally the political and economic consequences. But .... the consequences of Brexit will not the same as the break-up of the Soviet Union, or Yugoslavia. My prediction .... it is going to be a rough few years, but the U.K. will have its sovereignty back .... how they will manage that will be another story.