Children run back to a building after pouring cold water on themselves as part of a fitness program in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk Any connection between present Crimea tensions and Putin’s desire to have a fighting-fit population are of course coincidental Vladimir Putin wants to improve the physical […]
Vladimir Putin wants to improve the physical fitness of Russians of all ages, and to achieve that he has turned to the era of brutal dictator Joseph Stalin for inspiration.
On Monday, he announced that a Stalinist fitness program from the 1930s, called “Ready for Labor and Defense,” will be revived and funded by leftover cash from the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Vlad is the manliest of manly… or at least – that’s definitely what his Ministry of the Press would like to convey. I do not like Stalin, and I don’t particularly like Putin… I also don’t like mandated government fitness programs… however… I think the generation of strong men that this program raises up will be much stronger then Michelle Obama’s protege’s. What say you?