Russians Agree With Time, Putin is Person of Year

Most Russians shrugged as if to say "of course" when told that Time magazine had named Vladimir Putin person of the year. Slava Zoshchuk, a microbiologist, told ABC News, "I am not surprised. ... It's great, because he has done a lot for the prestige and the stabilization of the country." Svetlana Nagornavo, a maid, said, "It's good. I voted for Putin. I am for stability." To many analysts, too, Time's decision comes as no surprise, but for very different reasons. Putin made headlines...Full Story
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