Despite widespread protests and international condemnation over his authoritarian policies, Vladimir Putin is back to his unrelenting efforts at self-aggrandizement and deification. His aides have organized national celebration of Putin turning 60 this week with fawning politicians like St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko proclaiming “Your name is a symbol of a wise politician and a strong leader in Russia and the world.” Yeah, that’s how the world views Putin. In Moscow, an exhibition dedicated to Putin is running at the art center entitled “A Man of the Kindest Soul.” Nevertheless, even if Putin has not succeeded in winning over the world or freedom loving Russians, he has appeared to win over Russian women: one in five Russian women say they want to marry the wannabe dictator. Who needs eHarmony when you can land the perfect dictator on eTyranny?
A survey by independent pollster Levada reported that 20 percent of Russian women say they would like to marry him. Heck, even Orthodox Russian priests cannot keep their hands off of him.
I would love to see his online dating profile: “60yo white m looking for attractive fm who is into political domination and does not need free speech. Loves faking archeological digs, naturalist feats, and other impressive displays of machismo.” Putin already has the shirtless pictures ready for posting.
I suppose this proves the adage that women tend to go for the bad boys. . . in this case a liberty-stripping, protest crushing egomaniac.
Kudos to Elaine M for the video