The ex-president Dmitry Medvedev of Russia quoted a 1941 Stalin message to urge the increase in weapon production by the arms manufacturing industry of Russia. President Biden says that China has yet to send any weapons to Russia to maintain its weapon stock, which is quickly being exhausted in the Russia-Ukraine war.
On Friday, Biden told a news conference during a visit to Canada that there are rumors that China is sending many weapons to Russia that must be utilized against Ukraine. Biden confirmed China isn’t sending weapons yet, but it doesn’t mean they can’t do so.
Biden says he doesn’t take China and Russia lightly, but he also said that the relations between the two countries are being exaggerated. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Moscow this week, and both countries hailed their relations, but China hasn’t confirmed that it will provide weapons to Russia, which are exhausted in the Ukraine war.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Russia is a junior partner in the Relationship, but Beijing has yet to decline to provide weapons to Moscow. He said neither Russia nor China had crossed the line yet. Russia’s weapon manufacturing industry took center stage as Russian former President Medvedev read the menacing 1941 telegram by the soviet dictator Stalin which mainly aimed at the boost in weapon manufacturing by Russia.
Stalin’s World War II-Telegram
Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, shares a video in which Medvedev reads Stalin’s World War II– telegram with a meeting to subordinates and Russia’s national armaments commission. Medvedev read from Stalin’s letter to the weapon manufacturing industry in which he is demanding more and quicker production of tank parts.
Dmitriy Medvedev read Stalin’s old telegram to his subordinates. Hinting at repeating Stalin’s methods? pic.twitter.com/Zt0ybPkT2B
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) March 24, 2023
The letter points at the factory men and states that they must fulfill their duty as it is a matter of their fatherland’s honor and interest. Further, he said they are becoming lazy, far from the battlefield, but Russian troops are suffering out there.
Medvedev, now the deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, asked his colleagues to listen to him carefully and remember his words. Medvedev is a close ally of President Putin and favors the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine. Several Russian media outlets reported and shared the video of Medvedev quoting the letter of Stalin. Medvedev also shared excerpts from an interview with Russian journalists and stated that Russia is fighting against Ukraine and NATO forces.