The World from Berlin Award for Putin Was 'Dilettantish and Politically Insensitive'

A week after it emerged that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would receive a prestigious German prize meant to honor "role models," the sponsoring organization has pulled the plug on this year's entire award ceremony. German commentators agree with critics: Putin has little in common with previous winners.
Is Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin enough of a role model for Germans?

Is Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin enough of a role model for Germans?

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-- Kristen Allen and Josh Ward