Dec 11, 2007


Looks like big news comes in buckets.

"Mr. Medvedev went before the nation today and declared that he in turn would name Mr. Putin as his prime minister."

This comes just as the world was digesting the Medvedev story. Prime Minister Putin also means that Eternal Remont will now collect on bets from all the unbelievers.

Anyway, here's yesterday's smart money on Medvedev, all of which looks slightly stale:

FT: "A silovik as president could be a threat to other siloviki. With a non-silovik in office, everyone sleeps easier in their beds."

NYTimes: "While Mr. Medvedev is clearly a Putin loyalist, Russia has never had leaders who have wielded decisive authority from the background."

State: ''I don't think we should blow this out of proportion. We have focused our policy on the policies of Russian reform and the policies of the Russian Government, not the personalities.''

1 comment:

Jaybird said...

Last week the radio station Ekho Moskvy, citing sources close to Lukashenko, reported that Putin plans to sign a decree on a new Russia-Belarus Union when he is in Minsk later this week. Rumor is that along with being Prime Minister of Russia, Putin will be El Jefe of this new union…