Remember when Obama mocked Romney for his views about Putin’s Russia? Good times:
From The Guardian:
Lunch consists of army rations, shopping is mainly for Vladimir Putin accessories, and instead of riding rollercoasters children can play with grenade launchers and clamber over heavy weaponry. Welcome to Patriot Park: fun for all the family, with a militaristic twist.
This vast military theme park at Kubinka, an hour’s drive from Moscow, was officially opened by Putin on Tuesday at a time of heightened patriotism and military rhetoric in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year and subsequent confrontation with the west.
In fairness, last year Obama did concede that Russia is a “regional power,” a distinction apparently marked by the building of military theme parks: