Among the most fascinating results of sanctions imposed by twenty six nations upon Russia is the resulting rise in love of their Great Leader by the people of Russia. His popularity has risen to over 80% even while the Russian economy is now entering a recession. John Kerry is in Europe discussing with European Union further plans to impose sanctions, but in Mother Russia, the people just love their Great Leader. The ruble has dropped another 6%, the GDP is contracting, but ask the average Russian how things are going, and the response if the nation needs Vladimir inn order to stand up for their growing pride. The people of Russia endured seventy years of brutal dictatorship which must have made normal the act of killing the innocent. An amazing percent looks back to the good old days when Joseph Stalin murdered TWENTY MILLION PEOPLE. Ah, for the days of secret police and gulags where people were beaten and starved to death.
I really do not completely understand how intelligent people could support such a man. Then again, I inhabit the United States of America in which so-called intelligent people just elected idiots to control of Congress. Is there a human desire to suffer?
Oh, last year 500,000 Russians died of alcoholism.