Return of the Young Pioneers
The sad truth is that one of the great monsters of the last century is resurrecting piece by piece. The Dr. Frankenstein who is recreating the old Stalinist state is the reprehensible Vladimir Putin. That anyone would defend this man is shocking. Of course George Bush did but then that is no surprise.
The latest step down the road to Stalinism is his creation of state youth movement which indoctrinates the young in the great virtues of Putin. No doubt that got a boost when Bush praised Putin so highly for his “honestly”. The state media outlets which Putin controls spread that compliment around Russia.
For an interesting article on the creation of this tool for the promotion of Putin’s statism read the report from the New York Times.