So Russia’s elite has succumbed to ‘Titanic Syndrome’ – hoping to steal a bit more under the existing arrangement rather than squarely confront the serious problems that face their economy/society. It really is an unfortunate choice for Russia and do not believe for a second that this was decided ‘years ago’ as Putin and Medvedev suggested at the EdRos party conference. I am sure a lot of ink will be spilled arguing that it makes no difference, that Medvedev/Putin as President or PM still sits on top of the same underlying reality. I completely disagree – today marked a turning-point in post-Soviet Russian history, and Russia’s leaders could not have messed up more than they did.
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