YouTube of the Week – A Man Like Putin with English Subtitles

Students absolutely adore all of the fun you can have talking about the cult of Putin.  Perhaps none are as fun as this well-known video of “I Want a Man Like Putin.”  This particular version includes English subtitles.

I use the video every semester that I teach post-1945 Russian/Soviet history as it follows a few classes after other videos of Boris Yeltsin’s drunken and seemingly senile escapades.  This video then encapsulates a part of why Putin and the sober, stable 2000s are so much more popular than Yeltsin and the drunken, chaotic 1990s.

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2 Responses to YouTube of the Week – A Man Like Putin with English Subtitles

  1. Alex Runzo says:

    Just watched this today in a Political Science Course!!

  2. ann watson says:

    what if it not devised propaganda but popularity Russian Style ?

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