Category Archives: politicians

2012 Presidential Campaign Launches in Russian Style – Part I

A number of recent events in Russia show that the 2012 Russian presidential election campaign is in full swing.  In keeping with true Russian style, this campaign is aimed not at a mass Russian audience, but rather the political/economic elites involved … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrykin, Chaika, clans, criminal law, Dmitry Medvedev, elections, konovalov, Kremlinology, Medvedev, PM Putin, politicians, power vertical, President Medvedev, prosecutor general, siloviki, vinnichenko, Vladimir Putin, Zubkov | 2 Comments

Kudymkar Deputies Challenge United Russia in Court

Though everyone is focused on the protests at Pushkin Square, there has been an even more interesting development out of Kudymkar, Perm (pop. 30,000).  The United Russia majority bloc of deputies had planned electoral reforms, which would have ended the … Continue reading

Posted in democracy, parties, political parties, politicians, power vertical, regions, Right Cause, United Russia

What millions of dollars? What lobbyist?

(hat tip to Talking Points Memo) But see the Washington Post, “While Aide Advised McCain, His Firm Lobbied for Georgia.”

Posted in lies, politicians, Saakashvili | 1 Comment

What millions of dollars? What lobbyist?

(hat tip to Talking Points Memo) But see the Washington Post, “While Aide Advised McCain, His Firm Lobbied for Georgia.”

Posted in lies, politicians, Saakashvili | 1 Comment