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date: 16 July 2024

Vladimir Putin 1952– 
Russian statesman, President of the Russian Federation 2000–8 and since 2012 

  1. Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.
    in New York Times 20 February 2000; a similar remark was attributed to General Alexander Lebed in St Petersburg Times (Florida) 28 June 1996
  2. I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days.
    Interviewed by Oliver Stone for a TV documentary, in Times 8 June 2017