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The Inside of Vladimir Putin's House Looks Like a Motel 6
Government of The Soviet Federation ^ | October 16, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 10/17/2010 5:24:46 PM PDT by lbryce

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila participate in the National Population Census


Video:Vladmir Putin and Wife Taking Part in The Census Population

The government census worker arrived in the evening at the prime minister's residence, she asked Vladimir Putin and his wife to take part in the census population.

Web Site:Government of the Russian Federation

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pravda; putin
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Looking at the image of what seems your average, every day couple at home in their modest residence responding to National Population Census for the Russian Federation there's nothing to indicate something just doesn't make sense.

But this image portrays anything but your typical statistical happenstance because the couple is none other than Soviet Federation Prime Minister and his wife Lyudmila, responding to the everyday mundane, banal questions that the Census Bureau wants to record for governmental study.

It strikes me as particularly odd, bizarre, brazen that the PR powers that be in the Soviet Federation are so detached from reality to think they can actually pull off something as utterly, stupendously moronic, surreal as this image of Vlad and Lyudmilla in their natural domestic environment without out the slightest sense of sheepishness about it every bit as much the equal of the best of what Pravda was churning out in the 1960s.

So you want us to believe Vladimir Putin, the megalomaniac KGB agent, bent on power, control, international prestige, dreams of returning Russia back to its former glory,having violated all sorts of governmental restrictions limiting the number of terms for high office, certainly the most powerful Russian to emerge since the Soviet collapse, having his grubby little fingers in all sorts of enterprises, legal or otherwise lives here in the drab surroundings seen here?

In Soviet Federation, you don't live in apartment, apartment lives in you.

1 posted on 10/17/2010 5:24:52 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

I like the way their clothes match their furniture. Nice touch.


2 posted on 10/17/2010 5:27:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: lbryce

This would be in-character for a miser.


3 posted on 10/17/2010 5:29:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Putin was the ID for bammy’s new office.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 5:29:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

They are just trying to blend in. Dressed identically as the couch even. There’s so much hope in taupe. Zero must have used the same decorator.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 5:29:42 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: lbryce
The government census worker arrived in the evening at the prime minister's residence, she asked Vladimir Putin and his wife to take part in the census population.

That depends on the meaning of the word "residence". It could be one of several temporary ones he uses just to show he's a man of the people [ROTFL].

6 posted on 10/17/2010 5:29:46 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: lbryce

I’ve spent time in Russia. That actually looks like an opulent household!


7 posted on 10/17/2010 5:29:53 PM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Don’t suppose the dog is stuffed do you?


8 posted on 10/17/2010 5:30:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: lbryce

The black blob on the right side of the pic is a dog.


9 posted on 10/17/2010 5:31:40 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: lbryce

“I’m Tom Bodett, at Vladimir Putin’s dacha, and we’ll leave the light on for ya.”

10 posted on 10/17/2010 5:32:04 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: lbryce

Leave the light on for me, Bubushka. Checkout time is 11.00 AM, Vladamir.


11 posted on 10/17/2010 5:32:26 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: lbryce

Next, they will show their Cosmonauts landing on the moon and planting a Russian flag in the soil.


12 posted on 10/17/2010 5:32:33 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: lbryce

even has the obligatory dog on the couch.

Somehow, I can’t see our First Wookie ever stoop to parking that double-wide of hers on a $400 sofa. Even for a photo-op


13 posted on 10/17/2010 5:32:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: lbryce

Fascinating photograph. There are three people in the picture and seven bottles of water. Census response is mighty thirsty work! Maybe the Putin family just has really awful taste. I know Putin is not exactly a saint, but I have never, ever read anything that indicates he is a crook. He is reputed to live a “spartan” lifestyle, and has had that reputation since he was in East Germany. Or maybe they used a corner of his office to take the photograph. The furniture and setting looks very 70s-institutional to me.


14 posted on 10/17/2010 5:32:56 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Their wealth will not be observed in their house or furnishings, their wealth is in a private account in Switzerland. Standard M.O. for most dictators.


15 posted on 10/17/2010 5:33:06 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: lbryce

Where does he keep his miniature giraffe?


16 posted on 10/17/2010 5:33:38 PM PDT by toast
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To: lbryce

I’m guessing the writer has never been in a middle class Russian apartment.


17 posted on 10/17/2010 5:34:08 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: lbryce

It’s eerie that both of their clothes and their couch are the exact same shade of khaki brown. It’s like they’re wearing 70’s unitards in their space-age, modular home.


18 posted on 10/17/2010 5:34:39 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

” My dear Ludi, lets take the jet to the seaside Dascha, and get away from these boring reporters.!


19 posted on 10/17/2010 5:34:44 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Where's Meg Whitman when we need her?)
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To: lbryce

He would not be the first nor the last man focused on power who had a taste for austerity. The luxuries and pleasures they crave are more abstract. However, as another poster said, this is probably a location to which he has access, rather than his domicile.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 5:34:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Paladin2
The Inside of the house Vladimir Putin's displays for public consumption House Looks Like a Motel 6
21 posted on 10/17/2010 5:35:04 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Ezekiel

Taupe and Change?


22 posted on 10/17/2010 5:35:54 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: La Lydia

Word on the street is Putin shares Russia’s energy revenues on a dollar for me, dollar for you basis.He keeps the Swiss banks busy.


23 posted on 10/17/2010 5:36:03 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: lbryce

The Couch-People of Russia.


24 posted on 10/17/2010 5:36:33 PM PDT by madison10
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To: lbryce
Vladimir Putin's residence, St. Petersburg, Russia
This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Vladimir Putin's residence, St. Petersburg, Russia
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/leeandal/off_again/1184589540/vladimir-putinxs-residence.jpg/tpod.html
25 posted on 10/17/2010 5:37:32 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When Bush looked into Putin’s eyes, they reflected the oil painting of the poker playing dogs on the wall.


26 posted on 10/17/2010 5:38:48 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: lbryce
They sure have a well behaved Black Labrador Retriever. You can't be all bad when you sit on the edge of the couch so as to not disrupt the Lab.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

27 posted on 10/17/2010 5:40:40 PM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: lbryce

I had trouble finding Vlad and his lovely in the couch camo apparel. I’m guessing Vlad’s really cool digs are reserved for his young gynmast friend.


28 posted on 10/17/2010 5:41:14 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: rfp1234

It is his Labrador Retriever name Koni. She is a girl. Let me tell you - Putin treats his dog better than Clinton or Obama. I am sure he is a much better person and less corrupt than those two.

She is a beautiful Lab.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koni_%28dog%29


29 posted on 10/17/2010 5:43:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Flightdeck
I’ve spent time in Russia. That actually looks like an opulent household!

I agree! My best friend's now wife is from the Ukraine and the apartment she and her sisters and family had to live in pales in comparison to that photo.........

For the record, she had never ridden in a car, no one in her family had ever owned a car and she of course had never driven a car.........

While she's now been here for 9 years, just obtained her citizenship a couple weeks ago, graduated from college last December with a degree in Actuarial Science, she still will not drive their vehicle even tho she did obtain a drivers license..........

30 posted on 10/17/2010 5:44:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: lbryce

Putin’s hovel is a mansion compared to the grate Yeltsin must have slept on when he was on one of his world class benders and no one could find him.


31 posted on 10/17/2010 5:45:50 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: La Lydia

1970s airport lounge furniture may be making a comeback...


32 posted on 10/17/2010 5:48:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: La Lydia

Putin is worth 20 billion or so.... That’s what is claimed


33 posted on 10/17/2010 5:50:00 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: bereanway

Vlad’s a lake/riverfront kinda guy. Fishes, martial arts, hunts, cooks.

He keeps his various ladies in tasteful dachas.


34 posted on 10/17/2010 5:50:40 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: lbryce

This is actually one of two rooms of the black lab’s ‘apartment’. He has his own TV, and , as you can see,
an assortment of bottled water and vodka.


35 posted on 10/17/2010 5:52:07 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: lbryce
"In Soviet Federation, you don't live in apartment, apartment lives in you."

That's a golden thought, dude, that has outlived the Soviet Federation.

36 posted on 10/17/2010 5:52:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: La Lydia
I know Putin is not exactly a saint, but I have never, ever read anything that indicates he is a crook.

No, thank the L-rd. He's only a murderer.

37 posted on 10/17/2010 5:54:34 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: toast
Where does he keep his miniature giraffe?

More important, where does he hide the scantily clad Russian Hotties?? Yummy...
38 posted on 10/17/2010 5:58:41 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Duchess47

I somehow doubt that the Beige Room is in this residence.

39 posted on 10/17/2010 5:59:41 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Or for someone who is not into baubles and gee-gaws. I have always thought there was something a bit ascetic about Putin. I doubt he is much concerned about luxury at home. He is a very controlled and self-disciplined individual.

His office, on the other hand, that would be where he would show off a bit. But even there, the focus would be on displaying the might and power of the office and the nation.


40 posted on 10/17/2010 6:01:22 PM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: lbryce

No Ludmilla, I am still resident here. Other dachas with young gymnast girlfriends not count in official census!"

41 posted on 10/17/2010 6:03:34 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: toast

I so want a mini giraffe.


42 posted on 10/17/2010 6:04:14 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: toast

LMAO, I think of him every time I see that DirecTV commercial.

“Opulence. I has it.”


43 posted on 10/17/2010 6:04:47 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: lbryce
This is staged, Putin is known to decorate expensively.

The Moscow hotels are better furnished, and so are the apartments of all his friends.

We won't even get into what the average Dacha has.

44 posted on 10/17/2010 6:08:23 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: lbryce

If anyone doesn’t think such a picture isn’t staged, well, I just can’t help you...


45 posted on 10/17/2010 6:08:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Psalm 144

Putin lives austerely, eats sparingly, keeps himself in shape. Historically, that’s a key to survival in power in Russia. Peter the Great, anyone? This is no show, IMO.

The vanished Imperial aristocracy observed no such rules, and they died for it by the tens of thousands if they weren’t lucky enough to be able to flee from the murdering Bolsheviks.


46 posted on 10/17/2010 6:08:30 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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47 posted on 10/17/2010 6:09:15 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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Wow, that’s the old portable B&W set we threw out 30 years ago! How did HE get hold of it??


48 posted on 10/17/2010 6:19:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: lbryce

Nothing wrong with simplicity and frugality.


50 posted on 10/17/2010 6:22:02 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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