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Ethiomonarchist

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Vladimir Putin was innaugurated as President of Russia once again today amid much pomp and circumstance at the Kremlin in Moscow.  The President was sworn into office in St. Andrew's Hall, the former throne room of the Moscow Palace, in the presence of his wife Ludmilla, out going President Dimitri Medvedev (who now becomes Putin's Prime Minister) and First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva.  Patriarch Kirill was present to bless the President.  Also in attendance was the widow of Russia's first President Boris Yeltsin, Naina, and numerous other members of Russia's new republican elites.  Then in a ceremony harking back to the coronations of the Tsars, the Putins and the Medvedevs came down the great Red Staircase, crossed the Cathedral Square courtyard of the Kremlin as the great bell of Ivan the Great tolled, to attended services at the Annunciation Cathedral, once the family church of the Romanovs and the smallest of the Kremlin Cathedrals.  Why oh why couldn't this have been Maria Vladimirovna wearing the crown of Catherine the Great in the larger Assumption Cathedral?

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St. Andrew's Hall in the Moscow Kremlin where Vladimir Putin was innaugurated as President of Russia.  On the dias are the thrones last used by Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feordorovna and Dowager Empress Maria Feordorovna.

Meanwhile across the Moscow river, hundreds of protesters were arrested as they chanted "Putin thief". 

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbaa/news.newsmain/article/0/13/1927202/Top.Stories/Putin.pledges.unity.on.return.to.Kremlin

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/07/11573329-400-protesters-arrested-hours-before-vladimir-putins-return-to-russian-presidency?lite

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/07/world/europe/russia-putin/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

http://rt.com/news/inauguration-putin-kremlin-president-716/


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Did he take his shirt off and do some push-ups for the admiring spectators?

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He's cut down on those antics...it seems that he's taking on more regal airs these days...


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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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One continues to hope for the restoration of this in Russia.

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Over 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, yet it seems that tyranny hasn't truly fallen when you look at Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, or for that matter, Russia itself. But the Putin regime seemingly pales compared to those examples.
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Unbelievable. Must he add insult to injury?
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