A few days ago I blogged about how many problems involving the Russian government are requiring some strange solutions. A few more examples come to mind… Problem – Russia says your country’s meat is unsafe and bans its import. Solution – Prevent the US from installing a missile defense system in your country, and the inspectors instantly declare your meat fit for consumption by Russians. Problem – You want to see a pluralistic democracy in your country. This does not correspond to the vision the Kremlin has. Solution – They draft you into the army, even though you’ve gone through reserve officer training in college and aren’t eligible for the draft. Anyone want to contribute?