Apr 7, 2008

"dih-MEE'-tree med-VEHD'-ev"

As soon-to-be-ex-President Bush finished up his time in Sochi, he took time to meet with soon-to-be-President Medvedev. In honor of the event, the AP was even nice enough to include a wiz-bang pronunciation guide: "dih-MEE'-tree med-VEHD'-ev." Sweet!

At the meeting, Medvedev noted how Bush and Putin "did a lot to advance U.S.-Russian relations" adding, "I would like to do my part to keep up that work."

Prior to his visit, President Medvedev again hinted at his 'liberal' side, "telling a forum devoted to the Internet...that the answer to 'the delicate question of the relationship between freedom of speech and responsibility...is fairly simple: laws must be respected everywhere . . . at the same time, the state should take a calm, fair position' towards Internet users." As Jamestown notes, a recent bill introduced in the Federation Council would require Russian websites with more than 1,000 daily visitors to register as media outlets.

This could also mean that the purveyors of, well, adult material will be officially recognized as journalists, under one reading of the law.


Legal Nihilist said...

Greetings! A few comments:

First, I'm a bit out of practice, but I'm pretty sure there's a few more "VEHD-ev-VEHD-ev-VEHD-evs" in the new guy's name.

Second, adult sites are all about journalism. Obviously, you've never taken the time to read the articles. Some of those girls have really compelling stories.

Pirates&Diplomats said...

You know, you might be on to something! =)