Too often liberals, moderates, and anyone who doesn't know what conservatism or conservatives are about consider Pat Buchanan a conservative. This is pure hooey.
Instead, Andrew Sullivan hits the nail on the head:
Buchanan cannot, I think, be described as a conservative. He's an economic leftist with social fascist tendencies. Hence his preference for Putin's power-grab over Yushchenko's electoral victory.
See here for what Sullivan is taking about re: Buchanan and Putin.