March 10, 2014

Is Putin the New Stalin? Not Quite

Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

It was midnight in the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin was watching himself in the mirror as he toned his glistening pecs. “Pretty buff,” he thought. Behind him on the desk were a slew of headlines from the Western press – and they were very satisfactory. “Putin calls West’s bluff”, read one. “Obama – what a pussy”, said an American tabloid. “Putin brings back USSR”; “A Tsar is Born!” and so on. A thin smile passed across the lips of the former KGB man. Yes, he was summoning up the spirit of the former Soviet Union, the spirit of – Stalin himself! Just then there was a disturbance in the air.

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TAGGED: Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Soviet Union, Josef Stalin, Vladimir Putin

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