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Vladimir Putin

Trouble In Post-Communist Paradise?

May 2, 2011

It looks like we’re about to witness a power struggle at the highest level of Russian politics.  According the UK’s Guardian, President Dmitry Medvedev is maneuvering to run for a second term in 2012  despite an agreement that he would step aside so Putin could reclaim his old job. Medvedev is only President because Putin [...]

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He Can See Clearly Now: Bush Takes A Second Look at Putin

August 13, 2008

Most criticism of George W. Bush is off base and will look downright silly in a few years; however, one criticism of Bush is completely warranted. When Bush looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and saw a man he could trust, he should have done a double take. Today was the double take. When the Soviet [...]

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UN Takes on Russian Invasion

August 11, 2008

…And I’m sure Putin is reeeally shuddering!  Of course, it’s only a matter for the UN because Georgia’s Black Sea oil supply-line and port is being targeted, otherwise they’d wait for a few more Russian-on-Georgian calamities, like a decade of famine or ethnic cleansing policies, to take place. Either way, Russia’s Security Council veto will be exercised [...]

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Dmitry Medvedev Replaces Putin, At Least Technically

May 6, 2008

Russia inaugurates its new President, Dmitry Medvedev tomorrow, and no one is really sure whether Russia will turn toward democracy as they did under Yeltsin. Many argue that despite Medvedev’s constitutional role, the real power will continue to rest with the puppet-master Vladimir Putin, the soon to be Prime Minister. If this is turns out [...]

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Russia’s New President

March 2, 2008

While the voting is not finished over in Russia it’s safe to say that Putin’s hand-picked successor, who’s practically running unopposed by any serious candidate, Dmitry Medvedev will become Russia’s third president.  Somehow I can’t see this guy turning into a Thomas Jefferson-type 3rd President, even though on the surface he seems marginally different than his [...]

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