An inauguration on the morning after

An opinion editorial in the International Herald Tribune by Victor Erofeyev, a Russian writer and television host, says that Russia, divided into those who recognise, half-recognise and do not recognise the new President Putin, resembles a limping invalid. The article argues that in general, Putin’s third reign will be built on appearance: the appearance of modernisation, the appearance of cooperation with the West, the appearance of resolving major social problems.

Thursday, May 10, 2012