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Oh Dima, what were you thinking. Last Friday, Pres. Medvedev and PM Putin engaged in a silly photo op, likely dreamed up by some Kremlin ‘political technologist’ (Surkov!). The goal: show an intact tandem after a politically turbulent week that … Continue reading
A lot of ink is spilled over this question in Western – especially American and British – media outlets and think tanks. The meme is so pervasive that it is nearly impossible to discuss Russia without at least one reference … Continue reading
I have been sitting on this story for a while, waiting to see if anything actually happens and now it appears that it will amount to something – so here goes. A few months ago, Russian construction entrepreneur and minigarch … Continue reading
As Secretary of State Clinton prepares to sit down with Foreign Minister Lavrov tomorrow in Geneva, hopefully someone on her staff will point out two largely unnoticed pieces of legislation introduced by Pres. Medvedev last week. The legislation reforms … Continue reading