It is funny when Frau Bundeskanzlerin begins to ask in Russian:"Where is Vladimir Vladimirovich?" Well, Frau Merkel, you could have been closest friends with Russia and Russian President. You decided that you knew better. Evidently you didn't. One comment, however, caught my mind--it is a very succinct one. I quote:
I was struck with how this was correct in describing the stampede of heads of European states around Putin. One minor quibble though, he "will not be", he already is a historic figure. We are yet to fully grasp his scale which will be defined by posterity. I just know it will be immense.