Putin is Drowning in his own Sewage
For the Russian Kremlin to balance its annual budget this year, the price of crude oil must average $123 per barrel.
It’s an astounding fact. No other member of the G-8, and no member of BRIC, depends for budget solvency on the price of a commodity which is set abroad. Russia is, quite simply, not its own nation.
But there’s an even more horrifying reality for Vladimir Putin to face: So far this year, the price of crude oil has actually averaged $78 per barrel — and just $75 per barrel this month. That’s a whopping 40% less than the budget requires.
Vladimir Putin is drowning in the fetid sewage of his own economic mismanagement.
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The Shameless Fraud called Putin
Mr Putin repeatedly praised the quality of the Lada car he was driving, giving valuable free publicity to the car’s struggling Russian manufacturer Avtovaz. However, he admitted he would not be personally driving the vehicle for the entire journey and would sometimes travel in his convoy of expensive foreign-made Jeeps.
Vladimir Putin was off on another one of his utterly absurd publicity stunts last week, this time driving a thousand miles across Russia in a Lada to prove how great the car is and encourage his fellow citizens to purchase one, while at the same time showing his own mettle as a he-man destined to rule Russia for life.
Except that Putin wasn’t driving a Russian Lada most of the time; most of the time, he was riding in an American-made Jeep.
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