Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I don't understand your comment.  Do you mean to say that since the Putin-era law of appointing governors, only 3 to 5 governors have been appointed, and the rest remain from the previous system of elections?  

Either way you look at it, many of those who were elected or appointed have been so or stayed so because they've worked out a deal with the federal government.  Though I hear there are some rogue opposition governors out there. ;)

Hey, how is it all divided up?  How are people chosen?  I really know extremely little about the ins and outs of Russian governance.  You should write a diary!  Just for me.  :)  

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

by poemless on Tue Jul 8th, 2008 at 05:05:00 PM EST
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