posted on Jan, 21 2005 @ 10:00 AM
The article notes that Putin has brought back the sviet anthem and military flag.
Honestly, soviet symbols can be pretty damned cool. I'd bet a KGBer like Putin put the army flag back for a reason like that.
Although, perhaps he is also saying, if we maintain something of a facade of the old ways, then people will be happy.
Not unlike, say, Augustus maintaining a republican facade in rome, or not taking the name Rex, even though he was effectively king.