Igor Novikov is the former advisor to the President of Ukraine.

In a lengthy Instagram post, he detailed the history of Russia and what it means now.

“Modern day russia is a warmongering déjà vu to anyone familiar with its history,” he explained.

He compared Putin’s current rule to that of Joseph Stalin.

He said that Stalin’s weapon of choice were mass purges and propaganda.

He pointed out that Putin is basically doing the same thing now.

“this time the kremlin going all in on a losing bet has a nuclear aftertaste to it,” he added.

Novikov added, “The war in Ukraine has once and for all destroyed a myth about putin’s military might.”

He pointed out that more of Russia’s “failure” will be revealed as “the sanctions begin to bite.”