This is the first of three election reports which the author will publish in the coming month culminating in his findings as an officially invited international observer to the 18 March elections.
If Putin is to be seen as a Tsar, his performance in Q&A, just as his daily performance of his duties 7/7 deserves the very highest grades for intelligence, diligence, reserve, man management skills and the rest. A Tsar of this quality comes along once in 300 years.
“He became a traitor not because he was forced into it but of his own free will. While still in Muscovy he did not wish the state well but left his country for the enemy and fought against the Orthodox lands, and having become a traitor he wrote a rude letter to the Sovereign.”
Russian ambassador to Poland, April 1581, denouncing Prince Andrei Kurbsky