Putin – World Tour 2004

Putin has been racking up the airmiles this last few weeks.  By my count, he’s been to:

  • Ukraine – where he endorsed Yanukovich as his choice for Governor President
  • Chile – were he announced details about the first Chilean Cosmonaut.
  • Brazil – where he tried to sell some airplanes.
  • India – where he supported Indian claims to a permanent veto-wielding seat on the UN Security Council
  • Turkey – where he pleased by an "independent foreign policy"

In between times, he’s also managed to pop back to Moscow to entertain a few select world leaders:

Phew.  Hope I didn’t miss anything. 

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