Anatoly Karlin speculates on the IQ of Russian leaders. In his analysis, they are witty geniuses with first class academic certificates. Anatoly so loves Putin that assigns him the same IQ level he gives to himself: 140. The reason: Putin's brilliant academic carreer. Wait a second, Tolya! What academic carreer? Putin is a professional political policeman, and in Russia (like in Israel) at certain level they are sent to special university courses to grant them prestigious PhDs that, academically and otherwise, mean nothing. The academic achievements of Putin's circle prove they are policemen marked for advancement but not necessarily smart.
Anatoly equates the fact that someone was admitted to a prestigious Russian university with brilliance. Nonsense. At Ariel University I have hundreds of Russian colleges who were discriminated against in Russia (for being "Yevrey") and were admitted only in Alma Ata or Birobidjan. They are (were) the cream of Russian intelligentzia. Moscow and Saint Petersburg are prestigious, and I admit they are good and not third world, but you dont have to be a genius to be admitted.
Thirdly, there is the amazing fact that the few Jews remaining in Russia are so salient and get rich and famous so easily. That must mean that the competence is very weak. The people Anatoly calls geniuses are being measured against a very poor background.
Lastly, Anatoly describes his idols as witty and full of humor, a sure sign of high intelligence. Russian humor? Jew bashing produces horse laughs on TV and the street, but "humor"? The boychik is drunk or suffering from the Stockholm syndrome.