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The Times honours Vladimir Putin with International Person of the Year Award

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  1. The Times just solidified their long running anti-gay stance.

    Often in any war, you will find those who are losing, hardening their positions in the final days.

    1. Indeed, “The Times” has lost all shred of credibility now. I see that “The Moscow Times”, and other Russian papers, are very proudly reporting this award from the fabled British newspaper. “The Times” has thus shamefully bolstered Putin’s campaign against the 10 million or so Russian LGBTs who are being persecuted in Russia at this time.

      “The Times” = Toilet Paper

      http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/putin-wraps-up-2013-with-a-british-award/492349.html

  2. Pavlos 3 Jan, 7:15pm

    Which other homophobic despots and control freaks has The Times lined up for honours?

  3. Daniel 3 Jan, 7:18pm

    Say what you want about Vlad, but he’s got some nice titties.

  4. Tim Hanafin 3 Jan, 7:47pm

    Mugabe next?

  5. The Times… Oh? Would that be the Times of London? The Moscow Times? The New York Times? The Times of India? Could you tell us please and include a link to the original article.

  6. Mr Stuie 3 Jan, 8:06pm

    “Noting various accomplishments including winning over the Ukraine….”
    Bullying is hardly a praiseworthy virtue. Just because Putin can dictate policy to Ukraine by turning off the gas and oil taps at winter doesn’t make him “international person of the year”. It makes him “International a$$hole of the year”

  7. On reading the headline I thought The Times had somehow fast-forwarded to 1st April.

    1. Same here, Ian. It’s outrageous.

  8. Oh! :o(
    But it’s The Times! isn’t it?

  9. Damien 3 Jan, 8:49pm

    Considering the closing quote: “The prospect of unravelling authority could turn Mr Putin towards better domestic and economic management, rather than power-play abroad. If that happens, the winners of 2014 may well be the Russian people rather than the opportunist who leads them.” I’m not sure the award is an endorsement, but rather their person who’s had the most impact beyond what’s to be expected…

  10. Helge Vladimir Tiller 3 Jan, 8:52pm

    Award-award-award—the backward award !

  11. Pavlos 3 Jan, 9:22pm

    This is more like it, Putin awarded the golden enema prize of disgrace in St Petersburg in

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/01/03/putin-awarded-golden-enema-prize-of-disgrace-in-st-petersburg/

  12. Anthony Lewis 3 Jan, 9:47pm

    I subscribe to the times which is supportive of equality and gay rights, as is the economist! The article on Putin was aimed at his global impact in 2013 for good or bad – and the fact that he had run rings around the west in Ukraine and Syria and elsewhere and the article makes clear certainly should not be taken as an endorsement of his policies, in fact as you report the article concludes hopefully that things might implode very soon….

  13. Mike UK 3 Jan, 9:56pm

    First the pope, and now Putin?
    Is their motto “we love homophobic, religious fanatics!”?

  14. WTF????????

  15. PeterinSydney 4 Jan, 12:19am

    Obviousxlt Putin is the Patron Saint of Citizen Murdoch, same Medieval views.

  16. Michael 4 Jan, 1:27am

    How can anyone be “honoured” by a Murdoch newspaper?

    1. Steven 4 Jan, 1:52pm

      Indeed. He is a utterly vile and disgusting man who should be deported to Australia or wherever he has emerged from under a rock from. The bloke is a disgrace and has injected his poison too far into our media and politics for too long.

  17. Robert in S. Kensington 4 Jan, 12:27pm

    Astounding, yet the editor of the London Times endorsed equal marriage!

  18. Steven 4 Jan, 1:50pm

    For someone so opposed to gays, lesbians and bisexuals, Vlad the Impaler doesn’t half like taking his shirt off! Those young Frenchmen who opposed gay marriage in France also had the same habit! That makes me think they may be hiding something about themselves that they would rather the rest of the world didn’t know!

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