Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Keep Your Eye on the Bear

See this guy? I bet you fifty roubles that when the march elections roll around he's going to be the next President of Russia. Why do I think this? Possibly because he's the canidate running for Единая Россия.(announced yesterday.) For those of you who don't know, that's President Putin's political party. My host mom doesn't like this guy. (his name by the way is Dmitri Medvedev) She say's he's really young, hasn't really done anything. I was like "How ironic, we have a canidate like that too. Barak Obama." We had a conversation about it at dinner. Want to know what the Russians know about current american politics? They know that Hillary is going to try to run.

Anyway, the point of this post is just to tell you to keep an eye on this guy. Knowing what I know about Russian politics there's all likelyhood that you'll be hearing his name a lot more in March. If you'd like to read more about him, you could always check out good old Wiki Though there's not a whole whole ton of info in the english version.

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