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Putin 'at a loss' after Bethlehem street named for him
AFP ^ | 6/27/12

Posted on 06/27/2012 6:13:07 AM PDT by EBH

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was "at a bit of a loss" that a street was named after him in Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus.

Putin spoke in Jordan as he wrapped up his Middle East tour, which included a stop in Bethlehem in the West Bank and talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas who ordered a street to be named after his guest.

"I would like to live a bit longer," Putin quipped, referring to a European tradition according to which streets are named after the deceased.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: prophecy; religion
And Russia "invades" Israel? What an odd turn of events...?
1 posted on 06/27/2012 6:13:13 AM PDT by EBH
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I’m surprised they didn’t name it Stalin St or even worse Hitler Ave..

2 posted on 06/27/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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