May God gift him, indeed, since Putin is a man with a variety of interesting qualities.
Patriarch Krill of the Russian Orthodox church endorsed Putin's election. He stated that Putin's terms were a "miracle of God" during the election of 2012. Since collapse of USSR and lifted oppression of faithful believers, Patriarch Krill has joined an alliance with state.
Putin is apparently a believer with his religious awakening occurring after serious life-threatening event in his personal life in 1990s. In his early years, his mother had baptized him secretly when a baby and took him to services (held in secret).
His mother gave him his baptismal cross before a trip to Israel, and asked him to have it blessed. "I did as she said and then put the cross around my neck. I have never taken it off since."
Putin is also actively involved in protection of rare species as Chairman of Russian Geographical Society Board of Trustees.
|Assad and his supporter Putin|
Forget about Crimea and Ukraine!
Forget about Iran and his support of their nuclear program!
|Greeting Iran's leader|
Yes, may God show him the Christian way, whether or not he follows. May God grant him deserved fruits of his labor. May God provide Putin with an appropriate reward for his many many works.
If Vladimir Putin lived in USA, he would now qualify for Medicare.