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Time magazine declares Putin "Person of the Year"
U.S. magazine Time has declared Russian President Vladimir Putin "Person of the Year" for bringing stability to his country and raising Russia's role on the global stage. Time called Putin a "steely and determined man" who has "emerged as a critical linchpin of the 21st century." The magazine said Putin's last year in office has been his most successful. "At home, he secured his political future. Abroad, he expanded his outsize - if not always benign - influence on global affairs."
by vladimir on Wed Dec 19th, 2007 at 09:33:11 AM EST
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While I agree that in the examples you cite Russia is not the one stirring up trouble I'm not sure where you are going from there. So Putin was named "Person of the Year". So were Hitler and Stalin. I mean Time named "You" "Person of the Year".

Of course Russia has nothing to gain from tensions with western Europe. But there are certain elements of the ruling elite that would undoubtedly prosper in the case of a new cold war. The rulers of the US invented both the  "War on Drugs" and the "War on Terror" for that purpose.

by generic on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 09:59:44 AM EST
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