Skip to comments.Scotland's First Minister Admits He Has Admiration For Putin
Posted on 04/28/2014 1:12:23 AM PDT by Altenkrug
Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, has given an insight into his views on political figures leaders, including some admiration for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
Salmond said he admired "certain aspects" of Putin in an interview conducted before Russia's annexation of the Crimea.
He told Alastair Campbell, the former Labour strategy director: "Obviously, I don't approve of a range of Russian actions, but I think Putin's more effective than the press he gets, I would have thought, and you can see why he carries support in Russia.
"He's restored a substantial part of Russian pride and that must be a good thing. There are aspects of Russian constitutionality and the intermesh with business and politics that are obviously difficult to admire. Russians are fantastic people, incidentally; they are lovely people."
The interview, including views on the future of Scotland and the independence campaign, will be published in GQ magazine on 1 May
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>> Salmond said he admired “certain aspects” of Putin in an interview conducted before Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.
My discontent with the current US regime is unfortunately validated by Salmond’s pre-Crimea remarks.
Wow, a socialist admiring a KGB operative. Will wonders never cease.