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Your old mate is somewhat bemused by the eternal love affair Winston Peters has with Russia.

When Peters is not banging on about the yellow peril or how fantastic the 1800s were, he can't stop harping on about how dairy prices would automatically soar to world record levels if only the Government would re-open trade with Russia. It is somewhat strange how the former self-proclaimed 'best Foreign Minister NZ ever had' is so keen for this country to break all international trade sanctions and resume trade with the international pariah. A mate of yours truly reckons it all owes something to Peters' similarity to Russian president Vladimir Putin, the huge ego, short stature, outrageous conspiracy theories, hard liquor and tiny work ethic.

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