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I noted in last Thursday's salon that a Finnish analyst at Helsinki University thinks Putin won't be around for more than a year. Her reasoning being that Medvedev would be unable to take on the role of a strong leader if Putin were to continue in too prominent a role beyond a transitional phase.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Tue Mar 4th, 2008 at 05:08:48 PM EST
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That makes perfect sense.  
That also makes ... me sad. </sniff>

"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 05:11:56 PM EST
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