Dmitri Medvedev


Newsmakers: May 19-26

Lady Gaga makes an entrance, Mark Zuckerberg learns a new skill and Saudi women are driven to rebel


Magical Washington-Moscow “reset button” resets only the easy stuff

Obama visits Moscow; Medvedev visits Tskhinvali. Obama wants “Georgia’s territorial integrity” respected; Medvedev demonstrates his enduring belief that Abkhazia and South Ossetia have nothing to do with Georgia’s territorial integrity.


A silver lining for Russia

Can Moscow use the global meltdown to expand its influence?


Dmitry Medvedev out-poops our puffins

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Georgia’s invasion of South Ossetia was his country’s equivalent of September 11. He also likens Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to a “pooch” and describes him as an “unpredictable, pathological and mentally unstable drug abuser.” This guy’s all class.


Georgia/Russia: A good cop emerges, but is that a tin badge?

This business of a U.S. ballistic-missile defense system in Poland is a long story, but if you’re still reading my posts on the Georgia conflict, you will almost certainly have noticed the bellicose reaction of a senior Russian general, who said: