A Chatty Putin’s Message: I’m Still in Charge

From a New York Times story by Anton Troianovski headlined “A Chatty Putin’s Underlying Message: I’m Still in Charge”:

Friday evening, continuing to take questions in a news conference after his spokesman tried to end it, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia put forward a blunt thesis on the nature of truth.

“You can’t trust anyone,” he told a reporter for Russian state media. “You can only trust me.”