May 2, 2014

The Geopolitical Man-Crush on Putin

Alex Spillius, Daily Telegraph


What do Silvio Berlusconi, Gerhard Schroeder, Nigel Farage and Alex Salmond have in common?

They are all members of Vladimir Putin’s international fan club of politicians that have developed unfortunate geo-political man crushes on the Russian president.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Alex Salmond, Silvio Berlusconi, Nigel Farage, Gerhard Schroder, Russia


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