Tuesday, April 15, 2008

This news has been anticipated for a while now and in time we will come to fully understand what this means for Russia, but here is a bit of breaking news:

Putin accepts leadership of party
Vladimir Putin has accepted the leadership of the dominant United Russia party. The position should secure his grip on power after he leaves the Kremlin and becomes prime minister next month.

The nearly 600 party delegates at Tuesday's congress immediately approved his candidacy in an unanimous vote. Becoming head of United Russia will enhance Putin's power base in the lower house of Russia's parliament, where the party holds a two-thirds majority.

The move could also serve to undercut the authority of Putin's hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev.

1 comment:

  1. Russian politics is confusing to me. Maybe it's because I grew up during the "Cold War" and I still don't trust what goes on over there.