They Don’t Make Strongmen Like They Used To
11:51 AM, Dec 26, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Russian people were polled, recently, on the question of which of their political figures is most popular. An alien notion in Russian politics, perhaps, but just the same, the question was asked and the people, knowing what is good for them, answered. In a surprise result:
The surprise, of course, is in the low approval rating which can be taken, by the rest of the world, as a good sign. Stalin would have gotten ninety-nine percent.
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