It appears that Vladimir Putin is not just an action hero but an actual gift of God. First deputy administration chief Vladislav Surkov set a new standard for sycophants and lickspittles everywhere by announcing that Putin was sent here by God to lead the Russian people. Wow, I thought he was just sent by Marvel.
Surkov stated on television that “[t]o be honest, I think of Putin as a person who was sent to Russia by fate and the Almighty at a difficult hour.” Well, as long as he is being honest, does that mean God wants to beat protesters and reformists?
Surkov, however, has competition. A group described as a small female sect believes Putin is the reincarnation of Paul the Apostle. More important for Russian, he has his own vodka label. A saint who can make a mean Martini — now that should bring even the greatest agnostic to his knees.