Election Day


Russia's having it's basically shametastic election today that'll put Dmitry Medvedev is the President's office, at which point Putin is supposed to become Prime Minister and keep running the country. I guess the only real question is whether or not that gambit of Putin's will work or if over time Medvedev will use his office's large de jure powers to endure that he's de facto running the country. It's worth recalling that when Putin first took office, he was seen as a cipher handpicked by Boris Yeltsin to do the Yeltsin clan's bidding.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.

Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus


Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more


Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.


What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world



More in Politics

Just In