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Newsline: Former US ambassador to Russia takes heat for ‘Hitler’ remarks

A former US ambassador to Russia was blasted for comments which favorably compared Adolf Hitler to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Michael McFaul, who is also a professor of International Studies at Stanford, made the remarks during an appearance on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Friday evening. “You know, there’s one difference between Hitler when he was coming in, and Putin. Hitler didn’t kill ethnic Germans. He didn’t kill German-speaking people,” McFaul said on the program — repeating what he said he was told by a Russian journalist. “I think people need to remember that we’re talking about cities like Kharkiv and Mariupol and Kyiv, there are large populations there, you know, up to a third and sometimes as much to a half that are Russian speakers and are ethnic Russians,” he continued. “And yet Putin doesn’t seem to care about that. He slaughters the very people he said he has come to liberate.” (https://nypost.com/2022/03/12/former-us-ambassador-to-russia-takes-heat-for-hitler-remarks/) The comments were posted to the Maddow Blog Twitter account late Friday where they swiftly drew condemnation across the web. The post was deleted Saturday morning.

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