"The decisive victory of Russian President Vladimir Putin's 'United Russia' slate of candidates for the Duma is the occasion for a new round of Putin-bashing, with 'human rights officials' condemning the election results as 'a retreat from Russia's democratic reforms.'"
"The real reasons for the concerted attack on Putin and evocations of a new 'Russian threat' have nothing to do with the consolidation of a neo-Soviet regime in the Kremlin, and everything to do with Moscow's increasingly independent foreign policy stance. Putin opposed the Iraq war, and is cooperating with Iran in the development of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes."
Holding my hand, Long hair flowing with the wind, Atop a grassy hill, Sunny blue skies and flowers everywhere. Scantily clad with a rose in your hair, Your fingertips, Pressing near your lips, Nature's entheogenic magic.