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Could there be an upside to Putinism, viz. a rebirth of the “Soviet Joke”? The following stuck in my mind from some recent web browsing, though I can’t locate the source.

Stalin appears to Putin in a dream, says:  “Valdimir Vladimirovich, I have two pieces of advice for you. One: Kill all your enemies, without fear or favor. Two: Paint the Kremlin blue.”

Putin:  “Why blue?”


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