Putin personality cult grows.
Komsomolskaya Pravda, a paper tightly aligned with Putin, ran a story headlined "A Hero of Our Time" describing Putin's school years. Cast-iron busts of the Dear Leader are offered for sale in Moscow kiosks. Tourist firms in St. Petersburg offer tours of "Putin's Petersburg": "The President's fans are shown the apartment block where he and his parents lived, his school, his university, and even the KGB office where he began his career."
Moskovsky Komsomolets commemorated Putin's birthday by tweaking the Putin cult in an editorial cartoon. The caricature depicted Putin dressed as a king, drinking champagne and surrounded by generals and court jesters. "A rightful government is when the sovereign is always right," pronounces the Putin figure.
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|Title Annotation:||Insider Report|
|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2004|
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