Fact-Checking Putin’s Unhinged, Lie-Filled Speech

Wes O'Donnell
6 min readFeb 22, 2023
Photo: Sergei Savostyanov, TASS

In case you missed it, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin just gave a completely off-the-rails speech that shows he’s committed to his path of dismantling Russia from the inside.

When I say “off-the-rails” I mean worse than an Ohio train derailment.

In this state of the nation address, he continued to vomit lies to an alarmingly credulous…

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Wes O'Donnell

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