Putin’s eternal reign

Trump, Biden will die. Putin will still be in power. Most probably.

I find it fascinating trying to comprehend this part of modern history we’re living through.

Putin came to power in 1999. I was still a teenager then. I had just finished school. I was studying in England, but spending my summer break in Moscow, my home city. I met my girlfriend then — now my dear wife of more than 20 years. She’s a little younger than me so she too was a teenager of course.

My parents were younger then than I am now. My oldest son is now approaching college. Now imagine…