Saturday, October 25, 2003

Oligarkhs and "tajkuns"

Unlike Račan's (Racan), Putin takes elections and potential dangers for his reign seriously. In order to thwart "oligarkh" challenge and pander to Soviet-era egalitarian sentiments of impoverished Russian masses, he authorised spectacular arrest of Russia's richest man.

This is something Račan would never do. Decisive moves, whether right or wrong, always represented unacceptable risks for him.


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