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Sonntag, Februar 08, 2004
Since Michail Gorbatchov seemed to be a politician with a vision and a plan, Vladimir Putin looks like an IRS-Man. Even if I hadn't this problem with short men (he is even shorter than Schroeder who himself is just the hight of a Bar to put a glass on), I wouldn't trust his attitude. I don't think that he wants us bad, but he is no Gorbatchov, neither a Jeltzin who was - at least - funny when drunken.
So what is happening in Russia these days?
I have no idea. The impression you get here, when you don't look for closer information is that Russia is home of many, many Mafia Gangs and types; that in Russia you either work against the government or the Mafia or both, whatever you do, you're in danger; that you have to pay much money - Bakshish - to get the allowance to work the way you want to and that the average people are way too poor.
In that picture exactly fitting are informations like the one, that anti-Putin candidate Ivan Rybkin is reported missing. Maybe he's just gone fishing or in jail for something completely unrelated, but it fits into the picture.
The again there is the remembarance on the old Russia, the Tsarist Russia with all its Gloria and all. Have you ever thought for what these Faberge eggs were made? I mean, who needs an egg for whatever? And what is a Tsar expected to do with 50 eggs?
It seems that nine more will find the way home to Russia now.