This entry was posted on Friday, February 29th, 2008 at 5:48 PM and filed under Articles, Asia (incl. Southern Asia), Foreign Affairs, Politics.
Follow comments here with the RSS 2.0 feed.
Skip to the end and leave a response. Trackbacks are closed.
We all wish Mr Medvedev well on this tricky voyage he is embarking on.
In the middle of the article, the writer identifies some of the major problems russia is up against: ‘. The failure to modernize industry or agriculture, the growing corruption in government, the ubiquitous drunkenness, the record numbers of murders and suicides, the terrible state of Russian health care and the problems that come with a shrinking population will fall on Mr. Medvedevâ€™s young shoulders.’He says.
Then in the final paragraph, he talks about whether Medvedev can maintain Russia as a superpower. Wishing to address the stated problems and remain a superpower is like wanting your cake and eating it.
If the internal problems can at least be mitigated if not completely solved, that in itself would be a big result, and would gain International respect if not necessarily superpower status, a phrase which is a bit of a red herring, anyway.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
MB Civic © 2013 Michael Butler.