Sovereign Democracy on Viagra

Say what you will about Lilia Shevtsova, but she knows how to get good quote.  From Peter Baker in the New York Times.

“Western capital helps to support the status quo,” said Lilia Shevtsova, an analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Center. “It injects financial and technological Viagra to the existing system. Western capital could become an engine of modernization only under new rules of the game — that is, when Russia moves toward real competition and rule of law.”