Saturday, September 24, 2011

Guess Who's Back?

Full marks if you guessed Vlad Putin.   As expected, his United Russia Party has approved another job swap.   Current president Dmitri Medvedev will slip back into his old job as prime minister. Putin, the current prime ministerial place holder, will step back into the driver's seat as president.  Thanks to constitutional changes, Putin could hold power for two, six-year terms or until 2024.

If you want a chilling look into what is today's, or Putin's Russia, check out Guardian correspondent Luke Harding's account of his stint, and expulsion.

1 comment:

Owen Gray said...

Musical chairs. It's all about making sure that the music never stops.