The Kremlin's 'Grey Cardinal' Was Jus...

The Kremlin's 'Grey Cardinal' Was Just Fired

There are 8 comments on the www.forbes.com story from May 8, 2013, titled The Kremlin's 'Grey Cardinal' Was Just Fired. In it, www.forbes.com reports that:

Vladislav Surkov, who is popularly known as the architect of Putin’s system of government and has a reputation as a preternaturally skilled political operator, just “resigned” his position in the cabinet. It’s worth noting, in case anyone gets the wrong impression, that this is the sort of “resignation” that usually happens after a congressman is discovered in a pay-by-the-hour motel with a giant pile of cocaine and a stripper. So in case anyone misses the point, Surkov was downsized, sacked, fired, canned, let go, tossed out, given a pink slip, made redundant, or any other English-language expression that means “forcibly removed from a position of employment.” The grey cardinal’s long time in the Kremlin, which stretches back to the earliest day’s of Putin’s rule as president, now appears to be at an end.

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#1 May 9, 2013
Oh my....

any idea why??

Cool, how can you post this without commenting?!

He was "reassigned" and now he's been fired. What does it mean?

"But Surkov was subtle. His approach was to buy people off or say nasty things about them behind their back, not to smash them in the face with a nightstick."

The right response depends on the situation though, doesn't it? I wonder what's different now...

So does this mean Putin will be tougher on his opponents? Is he going to throw them all in jail without a trial or something?

And what is all this crap they're writing about "sovereign democracy"? Who doesn't understand what that means?

"its only consistent strand, virtually the only stance that is non-negotiable, is the idea of complete non-interference in domestic affairs. That is to say sovereign democracy holds that Russia is, well, sovereign and that the West has no right to dictate to it in any way, shape, or form."

But there isn't anything wrong with that! For any country!

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#2 May 9, 2013
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/longtime-kreml...

Putin won his third term in the spring of 2012 and set out to tighten the screws on the opposition and silence dissent.

Surkov soon found himself again working for Medvedev, whom Putin had named prime minister. Skolkovo was one of Medvedev's initiatives and Surkov was overseeing the development of the advanced research center.

In this role, Surkov came under attack from investigators who in April accused a Skolkovo executive of embezzling $750,000 in state funds. While speaking to students in London last week, Surkov sharply criticized the investigators, questioning their ability to prove anyone's guilt.

A biting rebuke from the spokesman of the Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, was published Tuesday in the pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia. Markin said a Cabinet member should not be allowed to keep his seat after criticizing his country while on a foreign trip.

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#3 May 9, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
Cool, how can you post this without commenting?!
He was "reassigned" and now he's been fired. What does it mean?
The article gives quite good analysis, so I don't think I have anything to add.:)
But, of course, he have bad reputation in Russia. Can be compared with Dick Cheney, for example.

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#4 May 9, 2013
coolncrazy wrote:
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The article gives quite good analysis, so I don't think I have anything to add.:)
But, of course, he have bad reputation in Russia. Can be compared with Dick Cheney, for example.
OMG you answered!
I only asked questions because I hoped you would finally say something!:)

I'm glad you think it's a good analysis.
I will go read it again.
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#5 May 9, 2013
How did coolnzrazy post it like RoboBlogger does!?

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#6 May 9, 2013
JewGoyimApartheid wrote:
How did coolnzrazy post it like RoboBlogger does!?
Click on his name, you dummy.

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#7 May 9, 2013
What the...

cool, are you in Clovis?! LOL!! You didn't type it in!

Come visit me!! I'll cook! It will be edible too, I promise! LOL

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#8 May 9, 2013
I just looked... it doesn't say "Forums I edit" anymore...
but there is still an editor statement.

I was afraid for a second that you quit on us!

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