18/03/2014 09:03 GMT | Updated 18/03/2014 13:59 GMT

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

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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