Monday, May 19, 2008
Musical chairs in Moscow
Here's a link to the piece I wrote last week for Antiwar.com on the changing of the presidential guard in Russia. I can't help but think that in time Medvedev will evolve into something other than Putin's sock-puppet, as the presidency has more inherent powers than the prime ministership. Then it will be interesting to see how much conflict comes about. Making Medvedev a real president might just be Putin's plan, but I suspect he'll want to keep his hand in.