Sunday, November 2, 2008

Is Anyone Happy There?

Yet another troubled Russian republic that I didn't know existed.

A career soldier has been appointed to run Russia's unstable southern republic of Ingushetia, where attacks on security forces have escalated.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev named Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, a paratrooper, as acting president, to replace Murat Zyazikov, a former KGB officer.

I'm not sure that's much of an improvement. Russia must expend a lot of energy and resources holding everything together. It's a wonder the Soviet Union lasted as long as it did.

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