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Creaming Your Jeans for Putin

This is almost a parody of cold war posturing (and I love the distaff stooge from the fascist, Kremlin-financed Nashi party getting the vapors for Volodya): With Soviet-era songs blaring, the mostly young crowd of around 5,000 waved flags and … Read More

By / November 21, 2007

This is almost a parody of cold war posturing (and I love the distaff stooge from the fascist, Kremlin-financed Nashi party getting the vapors for Volodya):

With Soviet-era songs blaring, the mostly young crowd of around 5,000 waved flags and chanted support for the 55-year-old leader, a former KGB spy who is by far Russia's most popular politician after eight years of strong economic growth.

Some young women had the president's name etched across their faces. "Victory for Putin is victory for Russia!" read a huge poster at the cavernous sports arena.

'COMPLETE RENEWAL'

"I really love Vladimir Putin," Irina Bleshchova, a 20-year-old journalism student and activist of the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth movement, told Reuters.

Calling him "the ideal man," she said: "I would like my future husband to be like Vladimir Putin." Before Putin spoke, a band played a racy song about how appealing Putin was.

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