I rarely mention Putin in my posts on the war because I think he’s utterly unimportant and quite coincidental to what’s happening. But this is funny, and it’s good to have some comic relief among the barrage of bad news.
Putin spoke on the subject of the Western economic sanctions on Russia. “Well, so what that there are sanctions?” he said. “The USSR was always under sanctions, yet it achieved enormous successes.”
Russian people now have an opportunity to experience some of the most notable of those successes, such as empty shelves and zinc coffins.