• Liam_McGonagle

    Why do I suspect a translation error in the second panel? I imagine it could read,

    “Why yes, my refridgerator is running. But don’t worry–I will always control the office of president, no matter who wins.”

    Just kidding. Maybe. I admit that Russian politics seem a bit mandarin to me. I hear rumours that Medvedev got installed to be Putin’s “Yes Man”, but there are public suspicions that the relationship is straining.

    • dumbsaint

      I’ve always had a (morbid?) fascination with P-P-P-Putin. Ex-KGB guy, sidles up to Yeltsin and gets made president. (then mocks his memory. He proceeds to serve as long as he can in that role, and when his time’s up he passes a bunch of laws to transfer powers from the presidency to the prime minister-ship and then assumes that role, where he remains to this day. Still there’s no denying he did something right to drag Russia out of the Yeltsin era.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        I think I would probably shit myself if I ever met the guy personally. I get the impression he has the aura of a shark.

        Did you ever read that Pete Earley book “Comrade J”? It’s a memoir of a high-level Russian intelligence officer during the Yeltsin period. Putin appears briefly and only as a periferal character, but it’s interesting none the less. Putin was a relative nonentity during the Soviet years, but really started to pick up some juice under Yeltsin, when the Russian mob was in its ascendancy. I shudder to think of the horrible gruesome shit this ghoul has done!

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Why do I suspect a translation error in the second panel? I imagine it could read,

    “Why yes, my refridgerator is running. But don’t worry–I will always control the office of president, no matter who wins.”

    Just kidding. Maybe. I admit that Russian politics seem a bit mandarin to me. I hear rumours that Medvedev got installed to be Putin’s “Yes Man”, but there are public suspicions that the relationship is straining.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always had a (morbid?) fascination with P-P-P-Putin. Ex-KGB guy, sidles up to Yeltsin and gets made president. (then mocks his memory. He proceeds to serve as long as he can in that role, and when his time’s up he passes a bunch of laws to transfer powers from the presidency to the prime minister-ship and then assumes that role, where he remains to this day. Still there’s no denying he did something right to drag Russia out of the Yeltsin era.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    I think I would probably shit myself if I ever met the guy personally. I get the impression he has the aura of a shark.

    Did you ever read that Pete Earley book “Comrade J”? It’s a memoir of a high-level Russian intelligence officer during the Yeltsin period. Putin appears briefly and only as a periferal character, but it’s interesting none the less. Putin was a relative nonentity during the Soviet years, but really started to pick up some juice under Yeltsin, when the Russian mob was in its ascendancy. I shudder to think of the horrible gruesome shit this ghoul has done!

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