Were those really tears running down Vladimir Putin’s cheeks? The returning Russian president has long nurtured a he-man image, but as he addressed thousands of supporters outside the Kremlin walls on Sunday night his voice was, unusually, cracking.
“I asked you once, will we win?” he said. “And we won!” he declared, to cheering and flag-waving from his fans.
“We won an open and honest battle,” Putin added.
by The Punjapit Alliance