Monday, 21 February 2011

Mount Putin

Kyrgyzstan´s parliament has voted to immortalise Russia´s Vladimir Putin by giving his name to one of its mountain peaks in the country´s northern Tian Shan range. The Mount Putin initiative was backed by almost all the deputies in the newly elected parliament.

However, one lawmaker, Nurlan Sulaimanov, was not happy about chosen peak and demanded that the diminutive Russian leader should be given a taller mountain; "Otherwise Vladimir Vladimirovich might be offended that we did not value him highly enough."

What do you think? According to our sources in Kyrgyzstan, Mount Putin should be the peak on the left in the bottom of this picture:

Putin has already indicated that he would like to climb his new namesake. He is also rumoured to have been thinking about erecting a huge Swiss style dacha right on the top (until he was shown this picture).
Putin recently excelled by singing the old Fats Domino hit "Blueberry Hill" in a televised show. He is probably already rehearsing for the next appearance, switching from hill to mountain top with this wellknown melody:

There ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you

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