We haven't written much about Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's ambitious reforms, partly because I'm the only person here who gives or knows a damn about Russia, and partly because I thought Medvedev was a pawn all along.
But it's nice to have confirmation that Medvedev is a pawn. All of those meetings between Clinton and Medvedev? She met a pawn. Handshakes between Obama and Medvedev? He shook hands with a pawn. The "Reset" button that read "Supercharge"? Pressed by Hillary Clinton, and a pawn.
What a strange world we live in, where the Tsar has to take a four year vacation every eight years just to assure the West that the Russian Empire is a democracy.
Don't think about that when you consider your own democracy: This is Russia.