Are they kidding, framing Putin’s puppet-elect Medvedev in a photo-op with an old woman spinning yarn? The only yarn being spun here is the idea that this wet-behind-the-ears politburo suit is a legitimate successor to the presidency.
Looking at Medvedev, I can’t help but think of 2000, imagining this guy as Putin’s version of our own George W.
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(image: Dmitry Astakhov – AFP/Getty Images. February 26, 2006. Ufa. Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks with a woman spinning yarn during a visit to a home for the elderly and disabled. Via WAPO Day in Photos)