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