Monthly Archives: November 2010

Getting from four to five

One of the most interesting statements of last week was that of the vice-chair of the President’s administration, Vladislav Surkov, also known as the grey cardinal of the Kremlin. Speaking to American students, Surkov stated that United Russia has an … Continue reading

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Potemstroika

I completely agree with the thoughts of Ivan Rodin published in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta about the PR-stunt of Dmitry Medvedev, or, more specifically, his team. For those who do not know about it: the Russian President vetoed a law that … Continue reading

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Equal opportunities

Two quite strange and surprising news items hit the internet last week. The first was about the odd “injury” of Vladimir Putin, seen during his trip to Ukraine, which was described by official sources as a symptom of jet lag and … Continue reading

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