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~Putin and Medvedev are failing in a strategic and profound way in their role as leaders of Russia.

Could you expand upon this?  From what Medvedev has said, domestic infrastructure is to be one of his top priorities.  I generally don't write about such things because I assume foreign policy is of more interest to people here.  Also, what one says and what one does (or is able to do - it's amazing what local or low-level corruption and incompetence can prevent well-intentioned leaders from accomplishing) are not always the same thing, I understand that.  But Putin and Medvedev are not stupid and must be able to see the same limited-time-only opportunities that we do.  Er, I hope.  

~I've repeatedly made my feelings on the Olympics clear.  :)

~I don't know what public transport was like under communism, but I can say with some authority that 10 years ago it was the best system (speaking of Moscow now) I've seen to date.  I read a lot about the increasing level of traffic hell (which was hell even 10 years ago) so that it is nothing less than absurd now.  But have heard nothing about defunding public transit.  In fact, I recently read that a new high-speed train from Sheremetevo to the city has just opened.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Sat Jul 5th, 2008 at 03:26:28 PM EST
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