The hero astride his kitten.PD has long said that Putin is proficient in propaganda, so much so that even the Obama Administration has gone to him for pointers.

This last week in the Russian media was no exception. Apart from the normal statist goose-step of RT, you had a two pronged populace attack.

First, to warm the hearts of grandmothers everywhere, Vladimir Putin presented a Scottish Fold kitten to a fatherless 10 year old.

According to Putin’s people, the child had written about her plight (being too poor for her mother to allow her to have a cat) to the Russian President, telling news outlets, “I thought if the president can’t help me, who can?”This isn't the first time Putin's gifted pets.

Talk about a statist upbringing!

In any case, she got her wish and became the latest poster child for the loving paternal Putin, with the Kremlin releasing footage of the pussy presentation.

Next, under A Story From the Battlefield heading, Russian media brought the tragic tale of a courageous nurse that was captured, sexually humiliated (here you were given film footage of the acts) and killed by Ukrainian forces.

Just when you think you've seen it all...Her name? Sasha Serova, or in English, Sasha Grey.

Yes, that Sasha Grey, the porn star whom specializes in allowing what many would describe as “humiliating” sex acts to be done to her/on her. If that’s not your scene, you might remember her from the infamous Tyra Banks interview, where Tyra’s weave almost came apart at hearing about what Sasha considered her day job.The perils of public life.

That footage? Basically it was just a best of Sasha Grey collection, and yes, of course she is still alive, and no, she hasn’t decided to leave her acting career in LA to nurse Russia’s comrades in camo back to health.

Kittens and porn star nurses? Well, with a week like that even Goebbels would be proud!