Putin Critic Illarionov Demoted

Bad news: Vladimir Putin has demoted Andrei Illarionov, who differed publicly with Putin on global warming, the Yukos seizure, the presidential election in Ukraine and numerous other economic and political issues.

Good news: Illarionov wasn’t sent to a gulag.

(One must look for the positive whenever possible.)

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