There's something self-confident about Vladimir Putin's Russia. We recently returned from a two-week tour around the country and wherever we traveled, we sensed pride and even a little cockiness in Russia's return to a powerful position on the international stage.
One of the most revealing signs was the respect, some even say infatuation, afforded President Putin.
He is the master of the grand entrance -- long walks down red carpets accompanied by ceremonial music.
He has resurrected the...Full Story