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    Slam: The Putin Jugend
    Opinion; Posted on: 2007-08-01 13:15:24 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    The Kremlin's teenage shock troops.

    Where is the Putin Generation?

    by Reuben F. Johnson

    MOST OF US REMEMBER the joke from the famous Robin Williams film Good Morning, Vietnam.

    "Here's Airman Adrian Cronauer with a little riddle for you. What's the difference between the army and the cub scouts? Ahhhnnn. Cub scouts don't have heavy artillery."

    Su-27s fly in formation above the Nashi campgrounds.The latest incarnation of the scouts in Russia does not have its own artillery--not yet, anyway--but they did have several Russian Air Force (VVS) jets at their disposal this past week. A flight of six Sukhoi Su-27 fighters--part of the VVS's demonstration team--performed Tuesday for thousands of members of the youth group Nashi. The occasion was the group's annual summer outdoor camp at Lake Seliger, a site some 350 kilometers from Moscow.

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    From a correspondent: Articles like this (from the neocon Weekly Standard) are part of a concerted campaign to undermine patriot Vladimir Putin and subvert his effective program which has wrested control from the powerful Yeltsin-era oligarchs and made Russia a superpower contender once again.

    Don't Bait the Bear

    Framing the Russians

    Kremlin charges Berezovsky with coup plot
    News Source: Weekly Standard


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