For those of you who go all squishy at the mere mention of his name, an interesting viewpoint.
Note: The video on the collapse of the S. Union at the end of the article is most informative.
Russia as a vassal state of China? Foreign debt problems? Stagnant economy?
Are you two for real on this?
The good book has a verse about getting the log out of one's own eye before trying to get the spec out of someone's elses eye.
Don't they sell coffee in the stores you guys frequent? Better go find some and drink it , or at least smell it.
Putin is not the hero of anyone here, but his one redeeming grace is that he is pro-Russia. Having an American president that is pro-America is what most of us yearn for.