The Globe and Mail asks an interesting question:
Mr. Medvedev is known to be a great lover of rock ‘n’ roll, especially as practised by Deep Purple and Pink Floyd. Lately, one could be forgiven for wondering if the Beatles have taken over his iPod. Back to the USSR, perhaps?
Actually the full editorial is well worth reading, exploring the question of whether extended powers, term limits, and legislative pliancy actually help any given leader implement reforms, or whether it’s just a cheap rhetorical cover for a power grab. This isn’t Michael Bloomberg we’re talking about here.