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In a column for The Wall Street Journal Kasparov wrote that “Putin must go,” and said that the president showed his “true colors” as a typical Soviet-style leader in his speech after the hostage-taking in Beslan.

From the Article. Exactly what I said. Putin was a crony back in the 80's. I doubt he is a believing communist, but I DO think that the brainwashing that IS communism and certain aspects (authoritarianism) still color his thinking today.
12 posted on 10/30/2005 11:30:06 AM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq
From the Article. Exactly what I said. Putin was a crony back in the 80's. I doubt he is a believing communist, but I DO think that the brainwashing that IS communism and certain aspects (authoritarianism) still color his thinking today.

Agreed.

So does his black-belt training in martial arts.
As does his upbringing in the Russian Orthodoxy. His mother was a devout Christain. Putin attends Mass regularly as well.

He is an interesting hybrid.

19 posted on 10/30/2005 11:48:59 AM PST by starfish923 ( Socrates: It is never right to do wrong.)
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