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Quite a few times his Velvet Glove was dumbly interpreted as a weakness.

He was indeed a populist (or the ultimate all-providing dad, the first communist) for the Mongol tribes. Ensuring sustainable succession was tricky; his feminism helped somewhat.

The Mongol rule in Russia descended from the lineage of questionable paternity. That diminishes Putin's chance, though surely much possible.

by das monde on Mon May 2nd, 2016 at 04:46:22 AM EST
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