Skip to comments.Russia marks Putin's 60th birthday
Posted on 10/07/2012 1:47:01 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat
MOSCOW Russia's President Vladimir Putin turned 60 on Sunday, the official retirement age in the country he has dominated for the past 12 years, as critics snickered that his image of an energetic, young macho leader no longer corresponds with his age....
...A survey by independent pollster Levada this week showed that despite his age, Putin was still popular with the ladies, with 20 percent of Russian women saying they would like to marry him.
(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...
Will they fake yet another cool pic of him doing something “macho”??
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
KGB Putin thinks the "COLLAPSE" of the mass-murdering communist Soviet Union was the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th Century"
"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
"'The Black Book of Communism,'; a scholarly accounting of communisms crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low."
Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
Did Communism Fake Its Own Death in 1991?
American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2010 | Jason McNew
In a  1984 book [New Lies for Old], ex-KGB Major Anatoliy Golitsyn predicted the liberalization of the Soviet Bloc and claimed that it would be a strategic deception. ..."
"Golitsyn's argument was that beginning in about 1960, the Soviet Union embarked on a strategy of massive long-range strategic deception which would span several decades and result in the destruction of Western capitalism and the erection of a communist world government."
"Golitsyn published his second book, The Perestroika Deception, after the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991. This book contained further analysis of the liberalization, in addition to previously classified memoranda submitted by Golitsyn to the CIA. The two books must be read together to get a complete picture of Golitsyn's thesis."
FReeper khelus provided the following links for reading/downloading both books in their entirety (free):
New Lies for Old:
As much as I think this man is a totalitarian oligarch with no sympathy for the men, women and children who were killed during the Soviet era... I can’t help but admire his love for his country. He definitely loves Russia more than Obama loves America. That’s for sure.
That being said, he is Stalin 2.0, and I predict he’ll be one of the “movers and shakers” of the 21st Century. Keep a close eye on this guy.
I never forget that a whole lot of peopled LOVED Stalin. And BeeHOe still gets approval numbers that boggle MY mind anyway.
If nothing else, commies pigs are chameleons of the highest sort.
Funny thing about this the 20% who want to marry him. I think that’s about the percentage of Russia’s women who are probably old babushkas with no teeth.