……….does he have a Rasputin type adviser?

Vladamir Putin doesn’t miss a trick when backed up against a diplomatic wall and the sanctions must be hurting his inflated yet feeble ego. Before the departure for Ukraine of the 280 white mercy trucks – virtually one for every slaughtered passenger on MH17 – he had the trucks blessed by a clergyman of The Orthodox Church.

Like all despots Putin seizes any opportunity to engage religion in his ventures, presumably to infer his direct contact with God on earth. Pathetic! Come out Rasputin, we know you are there.