Wednesday, March 05, 2008

President Dmitry Medvedev

No surprise from Dmitry Medvedev's 70% election victory Sunday in Russia. Some suggest the Medvedev-Putin relationship will sour much as previous Russian power hand-offs have. We disagree. The crackdown on protests immediately following the election victory combined with $100+ oil suggest shared ideology and enough cash for everyone.

Our initial questions:
1) Will Medvedev continue the antique air-show that Putin started with renewed bomber patrols?
2) Will Medvedev's reign be smeared with the two-journalists-per-year murder rate that has existed since 2001?

more to follow...

Media Links:
1) Opposition leader, Maxim Reznick, was arrested today.
2) Opposition leader, Nikita Belykh, was arrested yesterday.

more to follow...

Cartoons found at Townhall: