Category Archives: Vladimir Putin

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

Strategic Sectors Law Update – Draft Amendments and First Meeting of 2011

Strategic Sectors Law Amendments On February 17, the Russian government submitted amendments to the Strategic Sectors law.  The only substantive change the amendments address is the ownership issue I covered here – i.e., that the law currently applies to any … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Government of Russia, Law, legal update, legislation, moscow, oligarchs, PM Putin, Putin, reform, reserves, russia, Russian economy, strategic industries, Vladimir Putin | 1 Comment

The Terminator Takes Moskva

So Arnie is in Moscow today.  He tweeted his arrival and received a response from Pres. Medvedev faster than a 12-year-old girl responds to a Justin Bieber status update on FB.  The Gubernator later popped up on the infamous Moscow … Continue reading

Posted in Dmitry Medvedev, Medvedev, President Medvedev, Putin, terminator, Vladimir Putin, weird | 6 Comments

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

Posted in august, Dmitry Medvedev, Espionage, PM Putin, Putin, tricked out bikes, Vladimir Putin | 6 Comments

Medvedev’s Popularity Approaches that of Putin

(From Gazeta.ru) According to an opinion survey, Pres. Medvedev ‘s popularity rating is quickly approaching that of his notorious Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin.  The survey, conducted by the Levada Center from Jan. 20 – Feb. 1, has Medvedev’s popularity at … Continue reading

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