Good analogy. Paul hunted, peresecuted and slaughtered Christians for 10 years - ordered the stoning of Steven -
Putin was born and raised in Communist Russia - his father was a Communist his mother, who had him baptised in secret, was not.
Putin would have been a street sweeper or some such, had he not been a party member... H
He's carried a cross with him all his life - Who's to say, now that Communism has fallen - and he had gotten himself in a position power - that he's now doing what he's doing, not in pretense, but in finally being able to help Russia into freedom?
I don't know the answer.
But there's more evidence that he's a leader that loves his country than we have in our leader.
Putin is the best ruler Russia has ever had since Tsar Peter. Bork Obunga is the wort ruler any advanced state has ever had since Nero.
Putin would have been a street sweeper or some such, had he not been a party member...
There is no Russian Putin's age, born and raised before the fall of Soviet Communism, that could have risen to the office of President or Prime Minister, without being a member of the Communist party, service in some Soviet alphabet agency and authoritarian methods. Such were the times and the nature of Communism in Russia.
Putin's legacy will be what direction he takes Russia, and the changes in Russian society and life AFTER his rise to positions of power, and that could reasonably interpreted as his intent.
Assuming Putin isn't subjected to the false leftist progressive cult religion of revisionist history, we will have the answer then.
At least Putin acts like a Russian
Obama acts like a foreign fag who downstream even know how many states there are