Russia’s former president said the US thinks it won the Cold War but is now on the verge of losing it

    Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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    Russia’s former President Dmitry Medvedev said that the US erroneously believes it won the Cold War.”What’s more, it is now just one step away from losing it completely,” Medvedev added.The Putin loyalist has routinely threatened nuclear attacks on the West. 

    Russia’s former President Dmitry Medvedev said the US had erroneously “decided that it had won the Cold War.”

    At the 12th International Legal Forum in St Petersburg on June 27, Medvedev, now the deputy chair of Russia’s Security Council, said: “It was a very serious misconception. The US did not win it.”

    He added: “What’s more, it is now just one step away from losing it completely.”

    At the XII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

    — Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) June 27, 2024

    Medvedev’s comments during the forum are in line with his anti-West stance.

    When the former president was elected in 2008, he was seen as more liberal and pro-West than his predecessor, Vladimir Putin.

    However, since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, he has stood against the West in what many consider to be efforts to win Putin’s favor. He’s now known for routinely making bombastic threats against Western countries.

    For one, Medvedev threatened nuclear war in an X post on May 6, when he said that Russia would launch nuke attacks on Western capitals if NATO were to send troops to support Ukraine.

    “In that case, none of them will be able to hide either on Capitol Hill, or in the Elysee Palace, or in Downing Street, 10. It will be a global catastrophe,” he wrote.

    The choir of irresponsible bastards from among Western elites calling for sending their troops to the nonexistent country is expanding. Now it includes members of US Congress, French and British administration, and some madmen from the Baltic States and Poland. They are also…

    — Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) May 6, 2024

    Medvedev also suggested that Russia fire a hypersonic missile at The Hague after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin.

    Medvedev has also repeatedly made wild predictions of wars in the West and the collapse of Western countries. He said a war would one day erupt between France and Germany. He also predicted in December 2022 that Elon Musk might one day be elected US president — a suggestion that even Musk said he thought was “absurd.”

    Medvedev’s representative did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.

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