MSN: Nikolai Patrushev, the powerful Security Council secretary and close Putin ally from their days together at the KGB in St. Petersburg, told the Russian president that the United States was behind tensions in eastern Ukraine and seeking to orchestrate Russia’s collapse. “Our task is to defend the territorial integrity of our country and defend its sovereignty,” Patrushev said in broadcast remarks.
Patrushev, whose position is equivalent to the U.S. national security adviser, was expressing a Cold War view that has driven Putin’s war. Ever since Putin ordered the Feb. 24 invasion, blindsiding much of the country’s elite, Patrushev has become a hard-line avatar for a militaristic Russia.
While Putin seemed to flounder in the first three months of the conflict — angry, on the defensive and almost disappearing from view — Patrushev stepped forward to justify the invasion and promote Russia’s war aims. In a series of interviews with Russian newspapers, he predicted Europe would collapse under the weight of a global food and refugee crisis, while Ukraine would disintegrate into several states. He called for a revival of “historic traditions” in Russia’s education system to create “genuine patriots”.
He even ventured into economic policy calling for structural “perestroika” – a reference to Soviet era reform – that in part would include a new sovereign system for determining the ruble’s exchange rate. Read More …
Opinion: On May 7, 2022, I was interviewed by Jimmy DeYoung Jr. (prophecytoday.org) regarding the article “A New Gold Standard, Kremlin Intends To Back Ruble With Gold and Commodities”.
The following are excerpts from my responses in that interview:
The headline was from a comment made by the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, who is not only one of the most powerful security officers in Russia but also a close ally of Vladimir Putin.
In fact, Patrushev took over the Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB, from Putin in 1999. The FSB is the successor organization to the KGB.
The idea that Russia is planning an asset-backed currency, would be one of the most drastic changes to the foreign policy currency market since the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 – because as of right now in 2022, there are ZERO countries backing their currencies with gold, though many have gold reserves.
If we connect the dots from that interview to our post and interview from this past Saturday’s Prophecy Today radio broadcast “China and Russia want to Replace the US Dollar with BRICS Currencies” we can see a possible plan developing.
Imagine if the new BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and possibly Iran who has applied for membership, were to back the new BRICS currency with gold, the potential new reserve currency will cause a shaking of the world’s economic system not seen since 1944 when the dollar was made the lone world reserve currency.
And there is more.
For over a decade we have wondered if Vladimir Putin would turn out to be Gog, a Russian prince foretold in Ezekiel 38-39 who will form an alliance with Iran, Turkey, and 4 north African nations, to take Israel’s vast wealth and try to put an end to the Jewish state once and for all.
In the last year, rumors of Putin’s poor health have ranged from cancer to Parkinson’s disease, bringing his role into fulfilling prophecy into question.
Our job is to watch the people and events making the news as they relate to Bible prophecy, and Nicolai Patruschev is definitely moving up on the list.
For more on the war of Gog and Magog see Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 6 HERE.