Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Still, it's BBC writing about Russia, so in the rest of the piece they can not restrain themselves from stupid and false frames, the usual BS on backsliding on democracy, number of factually false statements, and all this peppered with trademark insecurity and paranoia of British elites shining through the piece.

Statements like this one

But Moscow - with its architecture of defensive seclusion from the world, its remoteness from the European mainstream - makes it better suited to today's Russia, too.

makes me wonder, if he is indeed in Moscow, does he even suspect that there is whole another world outside of his alcohol-soaked apartment?

by blackhawk on Tue Mar 4th, 2008 at 03:53:25 PM EST
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I know, I know...  But overall, he doesn't seem quite as mad as Rupert Wingfield-Hayes or dear Edward Lucas...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Tue Mar 4th, 2008 at 04:06:03 PM EST
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Oh, looks like he indeed does get out, just unable not to tow the party line.
by blackhawk on Tue Mar 4th, 2008 at 04:40:56 PM EST
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