Russia’s media expressed has shock over a remark by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-EU summit in which he urged a Western reporter asking about the war in Chechnya to come to Moscow and “get circumcised”.
Clearly something has to have been lost in the translation.
“But if you are prepared to become the most radical Islamist and prepared to get circumcised – I invite you to Moscow.
“We have specialists that deal with this problem. I suggest that you do such an operation that nothing grows out of you again,” Mr Putin reportedly said.
Again, hunh? Kinda makes you wish you could listen in on a Bush/Putin conversation. But just out of caution, I am staying the hell out of Moscow.