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(LifeSiteNews) — The recent dramatic intensification of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has once again led much of the global population to try to intellectually grapple with a subject about which they previously knew very little. Just as we experienced with the onset of the COVID crisis – when many of us attempted to get some sort of understanding of difficult scientific and medical concepts we had until then neglected – in recent weeks many of us have found ourselves thinking through challenging questions about the political situation in Eastern Europe. Others have naturally been focusing on attempting to understand the key moral questions related to a conflict which has resulted in a major humanitarian crisis.

In this article we wish to focus on different, but related questions. Before Western media fixed its attention on the war between Russia and Ukraine, what else was happening in the domestic and foreign policies of the countries themselves? Who are Volodomyr Zelenskyy and Vladamir Putin? What were these men doing before they began receiving the intense focus of the world’s media? Were they – similar to the Biden administration and many other governments around the world – waging a kind of war upon their own people through tyrannical COVID restrictions?

Were they waging a war on preborn children though policies which either promote or tolerate abortion? Were they acting as leaders concerned primarily for the good of the people of their nation, or were they advancing a “globalist” agenda contrary to the interests of their people? In this article we will present evidence related to these and many similar questions.

Many readers of LifeSiteNews will recognise numerous traits of what they think of as a typical globalist in Zelenskyy. For one thing, the Ukrainian President is a darling of the liberal media and has been receiving the most extraordinary praise from people whom many would consider confirmed globalists. Just yesterday U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi read a poem written by U2 front-man Bono which compared Zelenskyy to St. Patrick, which was met with “criticism and general bafflement” in Bono’s native Ireland.

Putin, on the other hand, has been demonized for years by the liberal media, who appear to hate him. He is often thought of as a nationalist and someone whose primary – and perhaps only – concern is his native Russia.

Some even consider Putin to be an “anti-globalist.” But do his actions consistently fit with such an idea? It is not the purpose of this article to prove that Putin is a globalist, but to provide the evidence that the term, at least as it is understood by many, fits with many of his actions.

A key portion of the globalist agenda is the promotion, acceptance, and actioning of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which are pro-abortion and heavily promote a green agenda “to combat climate change.” As outlined by the United Nations’ themselves when promoting their pro-abortion 2030 Agenda, “Gender equality lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.”

Alliance with the globalist cause is thus found in promotion of their key tenets – LGBT ideology, climate change policies, abortion, and global governance. Such aspects are also found as key elements of Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset, pushed by his World Economic Forum (WEF). Many of these policies are supported by both Putin and Zelenskyy, as evidenced below.



  • Russia’s connection with abortion goes back over 100 years, after it became the first country to legalise the killing of the unborn in 1920. Putin has continued this ancient stance taken by the Communists, revealing in 2017 that he is firmly “pro-choice.” As of 2014, Russia had one of the highest abortion rates in the world, of 37.28 per 1,000 women.
  • In 2020, Putin introduced state assistance for mothers to reduce abortion rates, but based apparently out of concern for falling population rates, not the pro-life cause. Currently abortion is legal till 12 weeks, or 22 weeks in cases of rape, and up til birth in cases of “medical necessity.”
  • Russia also signed the pro-abortion 2015 Paris Climate Accord in 2016, and enacted it in 2019.


  • As of 2014, Ukraine had an abortion rate of 14.89 per 1,000 women. Zelenskyy himself defends the free and legal promotion of abortion, saying in 2019 that “it should not be banned.”
  • The country has now become a large center for Poles seeking abortions, following Poland’s recent tightening of abortion restrictions, as Ukraine is “by far the most affordable destination” for abortion. Currently Ukraine’s liberal abortion laws allows abortion on request up to 12 weeks, and for a wide range of reasons up to 28 weeks.

Promotion of LGBT agenda and ideology


  • Putin has a record of being opposed to promotion of LGBT ideology. In 2013 he passed a bill banning the distribution of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships,” but has not voiced opposition to homosexuality itself, appearing to somewhat support it by saying that he is “on friendly terms” with homosexuals, and will not be “persecuting individuals for their sexual orientation.”
  • Homosexuality is legal in Russia, though public opinion is heavily against it, but same-sex “marriage” is not. This issue is perhaps the most prominent difference between Putin and the globalist agenda, at least at first glance.


  • Zelenskyy has made the promotion of LGBT ideology a major focus of his presidency. Zelenksy even joined Joe Biden last year to promote the LGBT agenda, saying: “With US support, Ukraine will continue to advance respect for human rights, civil liberties and fundamental freedoms in accordance with international standards and obligations, as well as to fight racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and discrimination against the LGBT+ community.”
  • Zelenskyy made waves online when a video of him verbally attacking a reporter for an “anti-LGBT” stance, went viral. Since Zelenksyy took office in May 2019, the number of “pride” marches has dramatically increased, despite the COVID restrictions.
  • Indeed, the Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow said in a sermon recently that the crux of the conflict between the modern West and Russia comes down to accepting “a gay parade.”

Alignment to UN 2030 Goals


  • Russia is fully committed to implementing the 2030 goals, aligning itself under an “ambitious goal” with the U.N.’s climate goals. At an address made in China in 2017, Putin affirmed his government’s commitment to the goals.
  • In 2020, Russia also reported that its own national goals for 2030 aligned with the SDG’s, and “are the basis for the international activities of Russia in the relevant areas.”
  • In February 2022, Putin and Xi Jinping released a joint statement vowing to “accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” calling for international cooperation in the “key areas “ of “poverty reduction, food security, vaccines and epidemics control, financing for development, climate change, sustainable development, including green development, industrialization, digital economy, and infrastructure connectivity.”


  • A 2019 UN report noted that Ukraine paid particular attention to the pro-LGBT “gender equality” Goal 5, far more so than its neighbours. The report also noted a projected doubling in Ukrainian government spending towards implementing the SDG’s. Interestingly, the U.N. noted that the “on-going conflict in the Donbas and tensions with the Russian Federation” was diverting funds away from Ukraine’s implementing the SDG’s.
  • In reference to Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, Zelenskyy told the United Nations General Assembly in September that Ukraine has a “genuine commitment to the fundamental principles of the U.N.”

Promoting climate change policies


  • Putin formerly cast doubt on adherence to climate change policies, but by 2015 had declared that climate change is “one of the gravest challenges humanity is facing,” and promising by 2030 to cut Russia’s emissions by 70-75%, compared with 1990 levels. In 2016, Russia signed the pro-abortion 2015 Paris Climate Accord and enacted it in 2019.


  • In his 2020 address to the U.N. General Assembly, Zelenskyy slated the U.N. leadership for not doing enough to tackle “climate change,” saying that “we lack the courage” to address the issue properly.
  • He then penned a 2021 op-ed for the Green Deal, saying “catastrophic climate change can still be stopped,” adding: “If we fail to reduce the pace of climate change, after 2030 the social and economic losses will be so significant that we simply can’t even imagine it.” Referencing Ukraine’s commitment to the climate change cause, he called on “every state and every company” to become involved. Ukraine joined the Paris Accord at the same time as Russia, in April 2016.

COVID-19 policies and mandates


  • While Putin himself publicly spoke against mandatory vaccination, he has allowed a number of such policies to take effect in Russia, with a Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stating in June 2021 that “discrimination will inevitably come” against the unvaccinated. Officials mandated COVID jabs for certain members of the population, with no opposition from Putin, including for the elderly, along with those working in “government offices, retail, health care, education, restaurants and other service industries.”
  • Putin enacted border restrictions, stay at home orders and lockdowns in response to COVID-19. In November 2021, he also enacted digital COVID passes – showing proof of vaccination or negative testing – in order to enter public areas and events.


  • Ukraine’s President also followed suit in the global response to COVID-19, mandating masks in public places, locking down the country and re-locking it down in a series of rolling or weekend lockdowns.
  • His vaccine mandates prompted large protests, as Zelenskyy ordered proof of vaccination for travel and said that un-jabbed teachers, government employees and others would have their salaries suspended.
  • In March 2021, Zelenksyy highlighted his reliance on the dangerous COVID jabs, saying : “the best response to today’s increase in coronavirus infections is vaccination, not lockdown.”

Alignment with the WEF, Fourth Industrial Revolution


  • Putin is a long-time friend of Schwab and participant of the WEF’s meetings in Davos, with their reported relationship dating back to the early 1990’s. In a 2021 virtual address delivered to the WEF, Putin echoed Schwab’s key talking points of “socioeconomic” reform, and praised Schwab’s “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
  • Putin has also defended the expansion of artificial intelligence (AI), another key goal of Schwab’s Great Reset and Fourth Industrial Revolution, calling it the future “not only for Russia, but for all humankind…Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
  • Russia joined the WEF’s 4th Industrial Revolution Network in 2021.


  • As noted already by LifeSiteNews, Zelenskyy has ties to Schwab and the WEF, being warmly welcomed by the WEF upon his accession to power in 2019. At a 2020 WEF event, Zelenskyy then invited “Western investors” to become “stakeholders” in “a new Ukraine,” drawing on Schwab’s key theme of “stakeholder capitalism.”

  • Joining Zelenskyy on the WEF’s role call is his Vice President, Mykhailo Fedorov, who is also the Minister of Digital Transformation, whose aim of having the “state in a smartphone” perfectly aligns with the WEF’s goal of “digital transformation.” Fedorov’s ministry is now combining health records, insurance documents, welfare status, COVID records, ID and tax record into a single app, with “absolutely no internal restrictions.”

  • Ukrainian member of Parliament Kira Rudik, in a recent media interview following the re-instigation of military conflict in the country, also aligned the country with the WEF, saying “we not only fight for Ukraine, we fight for this new world order that includes all the other democratic countries.”



  • Putin also enjoys “long-standing, friendly relations” with staunch globalist and former U.S. United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. Kissinger recently argued that the world would “never be the same after the coronavirus,” calling for what is tantamount to a new world order in line with the Great Reset: “The crisis effort, however vast and necessary, must not crowd out the urgent task of launching a parallel enterprise for the transition to the post-coronavirus order.”


  • The president, in addition to defending free abortion, has defended legalizing drug usage and prostitution.

Some will have been surprised to have seen Vladimir Putin named alongside political leaders such as Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron, by Klaus Schwab in a 2016 video which recently went viral, where the WEF chief boasted of “penetrating the cabinets” of governments around the world with his WEF young global leaders.

Some will have heard that in response to the conflict in Ukraine, a spokesperson for Schwab’s WEF announced that the organization has “frozen all relations with Russian entities.” But is such an event evidence that Putin is opposing Schwab’s agenda? Of course not.

Most significantly, it hardly erases the numerous occasions listed above where Putin has taken significant actions in support of the same agenda pursued by Schwab. And moreover, we would ask anyone who would point to such an example as evidence that Putin is an anti-globalist if they really believe that these men, who are amongst the most powerful men on earth, aren’t capable of a little political theatre?