“In such difficult times… many people show their true colors. Very many people are showing themselves, as we say in Russian, to be traitors,” Peskov told reporters on a conference call.
“They vanish from society themselves. Some people are leaving their posts, some are leaving their active work life, some leave the country and move to other countries. That is how this cleansing happens.”
He was referring to Putin’s comment on Wednesday that Russia would undergo a natural and necessary “self-cleansing” as people were able to “distinguish the true patriots from the scum and the traitors.” © 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.