Looking through the paper this morning I saw together with the latest news on Russia a large head and shoulder picture of President Putin.
Nothing odd about that you might think.
No, except in that one Vladimir Vladimirowitsch was smiling.
And I wondered what significance it might have.
“Comrades,this man has a nice smile,but he’s got iron teeth”
Andrej Gromyko 1909-89 . On Mikhail Gorbachev; speech to the Soviet Communist Party Central Committe. 11 March 1985