Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy Christmas!



Veselykh Svyat!

Thanks for the comments - and don't get to downhearted about Ukraine, some of you - it was never going to be easy.

The new man in the Kremlin in March will, I believe, help 'normalize' Ukrainian-Russian' relations. No newly-elected leader, likes back-seat drivers, especially if they have received a healthy mandate from their electorate. A brief video of Medvedev in Davos last year here

Even Rinat Akhmetov is, as my mum used to say, "sticking [lipyt'] one candle for God, and one for the devil."

[Every church-goer knows that to ensure candles are held securely in position, it's best to melt the wax at the bottom on another lit candle, before 'sticking' it in position. But who is who?]

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