Nov 19, 2008
Seriously. I can't think of any other explanation.
So, according to Kommersant.ru, while working on extending presidential powers, Vice Speaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky suggested renaming the position of president. What would the president be called? Supreme Leader. Yeah, Supreme Leader. This suggestion was ignored, and I can only assume it was ignored because Putin has not yet reclaimed the presidential position.
In the meantime, Russia, might I suggest creating a Web site devoted to Vladimir Putin to show how much you adore the man, the myth, the legend? Something akin to Chuck Norris Facts.