After some girls from Moscow State University’s journalism department presented Putin with their boob’n'pantyfest calendar for his birthday, their fellow students responded quickly with their own calendar and a boner-killing dose of reality: Putin is not so great. Put your pants back on.
These journalist students have a few questions for Putin about bribes, bad roads, terrorism, false imprisonment of government opposition and “Who killed Anna Politkovskaya?” (The Moscow State University alum journalist critically covered the Chechen war and publicly opposed Putin’s policies. She was shot in her stairwell on October 7, 2006.)
Great response. But, Julia Ioffe is right to note that the marmish attire feeds into Russia’s “bullshit whore-nun/man pleaser-man eater dichotomies.” Do you really need to wear a coat to save the university’s rep?