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Is Spy Putin Really in Photo With Reagan?
news.aol. ^ | 6 HOURS AGO

Posted on 03/21/2009 4:10:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono

More Than Meets the Eye? President Ronald Reagan greets a boy while in Red Square with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, far right, in Moscow in 1988. Pete Souza, the current chief White House photographer, took the photo when he held the same position under Reagan. Souza said the man with the camera is Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin posing as a tourist during his days as a Soviet spy.

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Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Library


1 posted on 03/21/2009 4:10:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

nope


2 posted on 03/21/2009 4:11:33 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like it to me. Looks like Jeffery Dahmer too


3 posted on 03/21/2009 4:11:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: beebuster2000

Why do you say nope?


4 posted on 03/21/2009 4:12:27 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: JoeProBono

Hard to say for sure. If it is I wonder who else in the photo was aware.


5 posted on 03/21/2009 4:13:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: al baby
Why do you say nope?

Isnt it obvious? the guy with the cameras has hair. Putin is bald. duh.....

6 posted on 03/21/2009 4:15:49 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: JoeProBono

Looks more like Chris Matthews...so definitely an anti-American spy.


7 posted on 03/21/2009 4:16:02 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I hear the words of Jefferson louder and louder as each day passes)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s him. Compare closely the shape of the ear, the nose, and the chin line, and it’s a perfect match.

You can’t see his hands in the later pic, but there’s more blood on them, him being a KGB thug murderer all these years and all.


8 posted on 03/21/2009 4:16:06 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: JoeProBono
Strong resemblance but the slope of the nose is different.
9 posted on 03/21/2009 4:16:13 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: beebuster2000

I would agree...nose is different, jaw line is different, ear lobes are different, forehead is different.


10 posted on 03/21/2009 4:16:25 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: JoeProBono
An ear analysis can prove it. Ears are unique and like fingerprints can provide forensic evidence as to identity.

Kathryn can you ear me?

11 posted on 03/21/2009 4:17:07 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: Ditter

Being as how Putin likes to show off his body and all, would it be at all suprprising if he had had a nose job along the way?


12 posted on 03/21/2009 4:17:49 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: Young Werther

Sometimes i think she is awesome other times no


13 posted on 03/21/2009 4:22:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: JoeProBono

so why is the guy in the picture NOT taking a picture when so close to the President..could it be he’s NOT there for a photo but is there to observe using the camera as a prop??

hmmmmm...


14 posted on 03/21/2009 4:22:15 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: webschooner

More importantly, WHAT IS HE LOOKING AT? He appears to be sizing up Reagan’s manhood.


15 posted on 03/21/2009 4:23:04 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Ditter

The left photo has a shadow on the nose ridge that could make it look different than it actually is.


16 posted on 03/21/2009 4:23:11 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JoeProBono

No - the guy on the right is older and has lost most of his hair.


17 posted on 03/21/2009 4:24:37 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Raycpa

That is not a shadow on the nose ridge, it is the left cheek in shadow.


18 posted on 03/21/2009 4:25:45 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

We need a photo of Putin at something close to the same angle as the unsub.

MM


19 posted on 03/21/2009 4:26:01 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: Winstons Julia

He is avoiding eye contact with Gorby — who sent him there for this phony photo-op.


20 posted on 03/21/2009 4:26:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Yup.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 4:26:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Ditter

True enough, but a lot can happen to a nose ; P Put me down as a yes vote, based on the jaw line, and ear.

Tatt


22 posted on 03/21/2009 4:27:40 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: MississippiMan

Vladimir Putin and Masha, 1988.

23 posted on 03/21/2009 4:28:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow! Are you the little boy?


24 posted on 03/21/2009 4:32:27 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Michael Steele is a craven squish. -Mark Steyne)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s a much better match than any of the imitators of the long dead Osama Bin Laden that have been put out since December, 2001.


25 posted on 03/21/2009 4:32:46 PM PDT by Obamageddon (Birth certificate and college transcripts will be required for Federal employment, Mr. Soetero)
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To: Jemian

Good guess!


26 posted on 03/21/2009 4:34:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I would say that it is close, but not him.


27 posted on 03/21/2009 4:35:32 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: JoeProBono

Meh...I say probably not. He might be one of Vlad’s colleagues, but he’s not Vlad. The nose is wrong and boy, is the hair wrong.


28 posted on 03/21/2009 4:35:56 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What;'d I say?))
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To: JoeProBono

The guy in the photo with Reagan has better hair than the young Putin with the child, who is already showing a receding hairline. Also the young Putin has the sloped nose of the older Putin photo.


29 posted on 03/21/2009 4:36:09 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

the ear lobes look different


30 posted on 03/21/2009 4:36:34 PM PDT by bvw
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To: JoeProBono

There’s a resemblance, but I don’t believe the guy is Putin.


31 posted on 03/21/2009 4:36:51 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like George Will.


32 posted on 03/21/2009 4:40:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: JoeProBono

I would tend to think it IS Putin, not only for the similarity in facial appearance (allowing for age, it is pretty damn close), but also for the fact that the old Soviet Union was notorious for casting KGB agents and informants in the role of ‘ordinary’ Soviet citizens, a practice that goes all the way back to the original ‘Potemkin Village’.

Yeah, and that looks like an old Soviet ‘Zenit-B’ SLR camera slung around Pooty-Poot’s neck.


33 posted on 03/21/2009 4:47:29 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Could be John Gault.


34 posted on 03/21/2009 4:47:59 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: JoeProBono
Sorry to ruin your theory but that is clearly Illya Kuryakn:


35 posted on 03/21/2009 4:48:42 PM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: webschooner
It’s him. Compare closely the shape of the ear, the nose, and the chin line, and it’s a perfect match.

Those are what I noticed, also the jaw and the area under his chin, and the hairline, allowing for his hair loss, that is.

In addition, how would an ordinary tourist gain close access to a sitting US president, unless he had connections within the Soviet government?

36 posted on 03/21/2009 4:51:07 PM PDT by giotto
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To: JoeProBono
That guy isn't Putin. In fact he's not even from Russia. Who can it be, now? He's from the land down under.

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37 posted on 03/21/2009 4:51:36 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: paulycy

You have a good eye for spies


38 posted on 03/21/2009 4:52:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Can’t be him, the hair is totally different.


39 posted on 03/21/2009 5:04:18 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: giotto
In addition, how would an ordinary tourist gain close access to a sitting US president, unless he had connections within the Soviet government?

I hadn't thought of that, but you have a point. There would have been no 'passing tourists' that close to Reagan. Anyone that close would have been a Soviet goobermint plant, therefore most likely KGB.

40 posted on 03/21/2009 5:08:22 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: JoeProBono

No sale. Completely different nose. There’s little doubt the guy’s KGB, but he looks more like Christopher Walken than Putin.


41 posted on 03/21/2009 5:08:56 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: al baby

It could be. It kind of looks like a young Phil Collins with hair.


42 posted on 03/21/2009 5:26:33 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: JoeProBono

The picture appears to me to be a visiting Reagan on a walk where locals came to see him and shake his hand. The young boy looks like he looking for one those joke buzzers in Reagans hand.

Putin has a round tipped bulbous nose. The local has a sharp tipped ski slope nose.

Putin’s ear has a lobe. The local has what cosmetic surgeons call a Pixie ear. The lobe is set against the cheek.

Putin has different shaped lips and larger than the local. And lips get smaller as people get older.

The local appears to have a pointed jawline where Putin has more of a roundish square.

Putin’s eyes, headshape, forehead and brows are all different. Hairlines are totally different and Putins hair is darker. Men often have a ledge above their brows,almost as if it supports their eyes and brows. Putin has small one. The local does not.


43 posted on 03/21/2009 5:40:35 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (We don't see victims. We don't see people we want to exploit. What we see is potential,Rush Limbaugh)
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To: JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

Yep, the kid looks like young Putty! And note that he’s offering Ronnie the secret Bilderburger handshake!


44 posted on 03/21/2009 5:43:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: OafOfOffice

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/photographs/large/c47276-4A.jpg

C47276-4A, President Reagan and Nancy Reagan greeting Moscow citizens on Arbat Street during the Moscow Summit.5/29/88.

C47341-10, President Reagan greets a young boy while touring Red Square during the Moscow Summit. 5/31/88.


45 posted on 03/21/2009 6:01:09 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (We don't see victims. We don't see people we want to exploit. What we see is potential,Rush Limbaugh)
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To: JoeProBono
Vladimir Putin

       

       

Source: Young World Leaders Then and Now

46 posted on 03/21/2009 6:32:09 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: JoeProBono

Close, maybe, but I don’t think it’s Putin.


47 posted on 03/21/2009 6:38:27 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: JoeProBono

Not him. Close but no cigar.The lower lip is way different for one thing. The chin is different. Ears not even close.


48 posted on 03/21/2009 7:28:17 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Ronald Reagan)
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49 posted on 03/21/2009 8:17:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

50 posted on 03/21/2009 8:17:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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