Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Dick Cheney warned President Putin that he has”unfairly and improperly restricted the rights of her people.”
The Russian people responded by going shopping.
Russians are a resilient bunch of people. They are also a pessimistic lot. Most people in Russia still feel they know better off, though they are consuming more. Inflation is 12% but economic growth is above that.
Apartment prices are going up quicker than they are in Shanghai or New York. Of course, once it reaches the $1 million price tag, everything slows down, eh?
Putin has a popularity rating of 70%, twice that of the US Prez. And Putin has the nickname “Teflon President.” That’s important because five years ago no one in Russia knew what Teflon was.
Things seem to be improving in Russia and the current Prez is enjoying the ride.
But is economic stability the only thing that is important? Most people would say so. “If I can’t feed, clothe and house my family, what else matters?”
What do you think?