This 'Yes, Prime Minister' Clip From 1986 Could Easily Be Applied To Russia Right Now (VIDEO)

18/03/2014 13:03 GMT | Updated 18/03/2014 17:59 GMT

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as the Germans say.

Just check out this clip from the very first episode of 'Yes, Prime Minister' - which aired nearly 30 years ago but which is frighteningly pertinent when it comes to Putin's Russia.

The Cold War may be over - but in annexing Crimea, it appears that Russia is simply adopting "salami tactics"...

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