Category Archives: PM Putin

Putin’s Wacky Weekend – August Arrives Early

Russophobes, Kremlinologists, and conspiracy theorists, start your engines.  PM Putin was out in full force this weekend, engaging in photo ops and crafting colorful quotes as VVP is apt to do.  Thus, it is only a matter of time – … Continue reading

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Strategic Sectors Law Update – Commission Meets for Second Time in 2010

Today, PM Putin and the rest of the Governmental Commission on Foreign Investment in Strategic Sectors met for the second time this year, the first being in February. According to a press release from the government, the Commission considered six … Continue reading

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The Putvedev Tandem: Duel or Synergy?

Following up on yesterday’s post regarding the equalization of Medvedev and Putin’s popularity, I decided I would seize upon some developments today which I think illustrate a common theme of “tandemocracy” (тандемократия) in Russia.  There are a few common memes … Continue reading

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Strategic Sectors Law Update – First Commission Meeting of 2010

I wrote last month about how this year Russia needs to get serious about its desire to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), and that the upcoming amendments to the Strategic Sectors Law would be an early test of that … Continue reading

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The Putin One-Liner Strikes Again

I wasn’t even going to mention this but couldn’t resist.  Last week, PM Putin showed up to the the Annual Meeting of the State Council to give a speech.  Now, by “showed up,” I mean he literally showed up out … Continue reading

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