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Growing Up in the Shadow of ‘Brother Putin’

Posted November 6th, 2015 at 10:09 am (UTC-4)
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The latest hip-hop hit in Russia is a bass-speaker-shaking tribute to the ex-KGB officer who has ruled the country for over 15 years. “My best friend is Vladimir Putin …” my six-year-old daughter, Masha, walked into the room. “My brother,” she said, glancing at the screen and smiling. “Putin is my brother!”

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