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The Finnish daily Hufvudstadsbladet had an article on the upcoming election this morning, in which an analyst suggested that Putin might not stick around as prime minister for more than a year, that he would simply serve in a transitional capacity.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 04:55:35 AM EST
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That's one of the leading hypotheses among Russian pundits. Apparently, the journo in question at least reads Russian.
by Sargon on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 06:47:41 AM EST
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