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Kazakhstan: Putin closer to Bismarck than Hitler, says Newt Gingrich

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Video ID: 20140424 006 W/S Conference [cutaway] SOT, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of US House of Representatives (speaking English): "President Putin has 1,700 nuclear weapons. This isn't Iraq, this isn't Afghanistan, this is a great country with enormous capability." W/S Big screen [cutaway] SOT, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of US House of Representatives (speaking English): "There's a tendency to look at President Vladimir Putin and look at what he did in Crimea, and look at what he may and may not do in eastern Ukraine, and compare him to Adolf Hitler. Now I think this is wrong for very different reasons, first is a practical matter. I think that President Putin is a great Russian nationalist and is actually much closer to Bismarck than to Hitler. And I think if you're looking for somebody who is methodically and opportunistically trying to maximise his country, it's much closer to what Bismarck did in the late 19th Century." W/S Attendees milling in the foyer C/U Sign W/S Conference centre exterior W/S Astana cityscape M/S Kazakhstan flag SCRIPT Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, opposed comparisons of Putin to Hitler in Astana on Thursday, saying the Russian president's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine more closely resemble those of Bismarck's in the late 19th Century. Speaking during the first panel session of the 12th annual Eurasian Media Forum, Gingrich stated the importance of recognising Russia's "enormous capability" militarily: "This isn't Iraq, this isn't Afghanistan," he said. This year's two-day media forum is dedicated to discussing a "new global order." Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/111498286331086224967 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv