Gas prices in Europe plummeted on Vladimir Putin's 69th birthday October 7. In particular, this was due to the Russian President’s recent statement of Russia's readiness to stabilize rising energy prices, say experts.
Moreover, Putin supported Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak's idea to increase gas sales on the St. Petersburg electronic trading exchange.
Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 69 on October 7. A birthday is a purely personal holiday, and it has long been understood that the head of state does not like to touch upon the subject and we will not do this either.
Anyway, we just would like to say the following. “Good face people” no longer reproach the Russian president for his age for some reason. However, they still talk about “power transit,” without mentioning the number of terms Angela Merkel served as Germany’s Chancellor or the fact that Joe Biden was elected to the US presidency at, shall we say, not a young age.
I remember Boris Nemtsov saying on a TV show in 2012 that the Russian President was old and should retire. In the same year, this same person stood on the street with a plywood poster demanding the release of the raving feminists who had been acting blasphemously and sacrilegiously in the church [Pussy Riot’s members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were arrested and charged with hooliganism after staging a performance inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ.] He was 53 years old at the time. The intelligent and mature man, lo and behold, did these things.
I wonder what he would say today about Putin's age? His associates keep mum and don't touch upon the subject at all. Why?
Perhaps, because their coveted West elected “sleepy Joe” when he was over 78 and his predecessor Donald Trump at 70. The latter is planning to run for the presidency in 2024, meaning when he will be 78 years old (by the way, Biden sleepily promised to run for the presidency in 2024). So, the fighters against all bad and for all good do not say a single word about the subject, because they have not a leg to stand on.
Well, what about Putin? He devoted his birthday to work and celebrated it with his family and friends in the evening, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. In 2013, Putin spent his birthday with Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to the Russian President, they celebrated the day “in a very simple manner.” Putin underlined that Xi Jinping was the only world leader with whom he celebrated his birthday, and that seems right. After all, this is a personal holiday, and the Russian leader is not one to blow his own birthday trumpet and prefers to spend it with his family and friends.
Peskov also said that Putin does not have the wine-and-dine tradition on his birthday. In general, it is not customary to celebrate October 7 in any special way in the Kremlin. However, may Europe rejoice on that day, at least at the Russian leader’s words that can reduce fuel prices.