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    Re: Russian Gummint quits?

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    I agree...it is weird that this was glossed over and forgotten. To me, it's clearly Putin trying to make sure he still has hands on the reins of power even after he expires his term limits. But he can't outright make himself dictator...too many people remember Stalin.

    Or CAN he?!
    I think you hit the nail on the head as to motive although I think he's already unofficially in dictator mode. This move would just somehow cement it ... still unofficially, of course.

    At the risk of sounding naive, I can't see him slaughtering his people en masse like Stalin. He's more of a "a dissident here, a political rival there" kind of guy.

    As an aside, I always get a kick out of the occasional photo that appears showing him chuckling or even just smiling. He looks slightly uncomfortable doing so and gives the impression he's not fully certain how.

    He's a very interesting person ... in a Cersei kind of way.

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