It’s hard to trust we’ve really got a “new partner” in applying Iran sanctions when such goofiness only reinforces who’s really running the show. The image is part of a package of “trying hard” pics on the wire today from Medvedev’s photo op at one of Russia’s Baltic fleet weapons and military equipment centers near Kaliningrad.
(image: Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images. Khmelyovka training center near Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Region, Russia. September 28, 2009)