Vladimir Putin is “the Man”

20 12 2007

A Tsar in the making, or a Tsar already? Adi Ignatius of Time magazine writes that with the rise of Russian president Putin, a Tsar indeed is born. Putin was voted this year’s “Person of the Year.”

vp.jpgFrom TIME:

“No one is born with a stare like Vladimir Putin’s. The Russian President’s pale blue eyes are so cool, so devoid of emotion that the stare must have begun as an affect, the gesture of someone who understood that power might be achieved by the suppression of ordinary needs, like blinking. The affect is now seamless, which makes talking to the Russian President not just exhausting but often chilling. It’s a gaze that says, I’m in charge.”

Putin said he keeps a bible on his plane. But he does not use e-mails, or even telephones for that matter. Quite impressive how he keeps up with the whole world without the two basic technological needs of this era. After all, he is Putin.

Click here to watch an interview with Putin. Read the text here.

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21 12 2007
Mr. Roach

People don’t like Putin because he’s sticking it to all the wrong people, i.e., rich international high finance guys with connections to London, NY, and Israel.

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