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Over on the mighty Pajamas Media megablog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld reviews the current public battle between Russian “prime minister” Dmitri Medvedev and “president” Vladimir Putin, emphasizing that Medvedev is not the liberal savior of Russian politics but instead just another corrupt flunkie of the Putin regime out for all he can get.
Can a renewed push for technology save Russia’s stagnant economy?
Much is to be said about Russia’s relationship with technology. From the 1960s Space Race to the current development of Skolkovo, the heavily state subsidized “innovation center” founded by then President Dmitri Medvedev in 2010, Russia continues to be a leader in technological expertise. 937 more words
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev have now dominated the Russian political system for years, and stand to do so for many more. Lucky enough I was away from the country before Putin was elected again in 2012, but as a Russian abroad I kept an eye on the changes in “Mama Russia”, catching myself from time to time on a thought ‘glad I am not there’. 606 more words
The whole idea behind this change, which should have been done years ago, was to change the amount of alcohol consumed in the country. President Dmitry Medvedev, president at the time, said the country was undergoing a “national calamity”. 64 more words