Russia’s New Political Epoch

From EDM: These changes have meant “the breakup” of the siloviki, Ekspert magazine wrote in its latest issue. “The appointment of Igor Sechin as deputy prime minister for industry and energy … guarantees that he will retain the influence on the raw materials business that he has already acquired,” the weekly wrote. “But at the same time, within the bounds of the government that influence will be to a large degree formalized and limited. (…) Sechin’s transfer, marked “the start of a new political epoch” in which legal methods will gradually replace the use of force in the fight for power and property (Ekspert, May 19).” About time … but will it be too little too late?