Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Putin: Nobody knows, or nobody writes

A dreary vote in Russia. Yes. When journalists tell you that a story they are working on is "boring" and "dreary," you know it is unlikely to capture theatention of readers and television viewers worldwide. Alexander Osipovich, staff writer of The Moskow Times, feels the Russian campaign has certainly been less suspenseful than the U.S. race, where two Democratic senators, Clinton and Barack Obama, are competing for the chance to end eight years of Republican domination of the White House. First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected to win by a landslide. Medvedev holds a commanding lead in polls thanks to his close association with outgoing President Vladimir Putin. But does it make less interesting. We all know that Bush will go home in November. But what is going to do Putin in the Russian Duma? Nobody knows, or nobody writes...

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