Sep 14, 2007
Zubkov on running for president: "If I get something done here, in this post of prime minister, I do not exclude that." Um, that's six months from now.
The UK's Daily Telegraph noted, "It seems unfathomable that the new prime minister, due to be approved by Russia's pliant parliament today, could have made such a bold declaration without the approval of Mr Putin and his inner circle." Adding, "As a man of advancing years - Mr Zubkov will be 66 tomorrow, an age that exceeds the average Russian male's life expectancy by a decade - he is seen as a one-term president."
Meanwhile, some Russian youth thought it best to light themselves on fire to share their thoughts on the successor issue...Eternal Remont will stick to the blog.