Russian president Vladimir Putin endorsed first deputy
prime minister Dmitri A. Medvedev as his successor
yesterday- this could be considered news. But, todayâ€™s
announcement that Medvedev would name Putin as his
prime minister should he win the presidential election
in March, was not.
Putin is barred by the Russian constitution from seeking
a third term as president. By assuming the role of [...]
Check out Michael Specter’s article in the January 29, 2007
edition of the New Yorker. The piece is called “Kremlin Inc.”,
and it offers a wealth of information concerning Putin’s grip
on the affairs of state, commerce and the media.