Good article overall, but this excerpt interesting.

Putin also lashed out at U.S. Sen. John McCain, who had goaded him with a Twitter post saying "the Arab Spring is coming to a neighborhood near you."

"He has a lot of blood of peaceful civilians on his hands. He must relish and can't live without the disgusting, repulsive scenes of the killing of Qaddafi," Putin said, referring to McCain's role as a combat pilot and prisoner of war in Vietnam.

"Mr. McCain was captured in Vietnam and they kept him not just in prison, but in a pit for several years," Putin added. "Anyone (in his place) would go nuts."

McCain responded Thursday with another tweet: "Dear Vlad, is it something I said?"