Putin Calls the Internet A “CIA Project”

Putin Calls the Internet A “CIA Project”

I… I just don’t know what to make of that.

Could it be Putin posturing for an opportunity to gain greater control over the internet?

Is this more “Loathe the West” propaganda to strengthen his image in the minds of his people? (Well now that I think about it of course it’s partly that)

Has Putin simply gone mad? (Also a strong potential explanation)