The Moscow Times reports about the recent visit of a group of German business exectives. The Germans, who were trying to improve their chances at Russian tenders, did not forget to show servile deference to the country´s de facto dictator:
In the opening remarks, Cordes also wished Putin, who already served two terms in the Kremlin from 2000 to 2008, success in the presidential election in March.
"It was a very gratifying news for the German economy to know that you decided to run for the post of Russian president in 2012," he said.
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The words of Eckhard Cordes, chairman of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations again show that German business leaders - like so many executives from other Western countries - are happily willing to forget about human rights, democracy and decency if there are new, lucrative export contracts in the pipeline.
However, in Russia not all people are as servile as the German business executives. In a rare display of displeasure, Vladimir Putin was booed after the fight Jeff Monson vs Fedor Emelianenko a couple of days ago: