Vlad, looking cadaverous
Jeremayakovka just sent it:
Russian President Vladimir Putin was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
The 2007 honor went to the Russian leader because of Putin’s “extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability,” said Richard Stengel, Time’s managing editor.
Stability counts for a whole lot among some. Look how stable Cuba’s been all this time.
President Putin will be legally obliged to step down as Russian president next year, but is likely to become prime minister if his ally, Dmitry Medvedev, wins the presidential election in March.
He’s ready, alright:
Update: Putin, Biped of the Year