Comments on: The Kremlin has castled and Putin is still king http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2011/09/28/the-kremlin-has-castled-and-putin-is-still-king/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tseko http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2011/09/28/the-kremlin-has-castled-and-putin-is-still-king/#comment-91 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:47:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=93#comment-91 The Russian people will have the opportunity to apply their opinion through a ballot. What I think you are missing is the key development in post-Soviet politics – this is the first time a Russian elite actually figured out how to consolidate and stay in power without changing the rules of the game

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By: Canuck1965 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2011/09/28/the-kremlin-has-castled-and-putin-is-still-king/#comment-90 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:12:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=93#comment-90 Interesting comments but a bad analogy. In chess, the king can move only one space at a time and must have the protection of others. The most powerful piece is the queen. But calling Putin that, at least to his face, is another matter.

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