July 11, 2012

Vladimir Putin's Hurricane Katrina

Vladimir Frolov, Moscow Times

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President Vladimir Putin should call Crawford, Texas, and ask his pal, former U.S. President George W. Bush, for advice on how to salvage a presidency from sinking after a flooding disaster that took multiple lives.

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