He’s certainly more of a realist than most any politician in the States. You never see this kind of candor:
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100724/ts_ … pies_putin
[quote][Regarding the recent spy scandal]Putin said those who betrayed their compatriots would end up paying a heavy price but side stepped questions when asked if Russia planned revenge.
“This (spy scandal) came as a result of betrayal. They (the betrayers) end up taking to drink or drugs,” he said.
But when asked if Russia was planning to take revenge, he said: "It is incorrect to ask about it. The special services live under their own laws and everyone knows what these laws are."[/quote]
I think someone better find a nice quiet place to hide the rest of their lives.