Recommended reading on a dreary day.
I especially like the part about negotiating with the Moscow police force.
For more dark humor, WikiLeaks. Hey leftie Guardian, how do you like your commie-mafia paradise. More:
He made clear he was not amused by a US diplomat's description of him as "Batman" and President Dmitry Medvedev as "Robin". "To be honest with you, we did not suspect that this [criticism] could be made with such arrogance, with such rudeness, and you know, so unethically," Putin remarked.Unethically? It's an insult to Batman and Robin, frankly.
Sometimes the FSB put crime lords in prison for their own protection. Luckier crime leaders might end up in parliament.Others may negotiate arms control agreements.
And who did Putin talk to? That fossil Larry King.
Obama and the old farts on START.
Related. Where the real action is: Inside the Ring: Counterspies hunt Russian mole inside National Security Agency. HT Legal Insurrection
And this: Russia waged covert war on Georgia starting in '04 Got to buy some more Georgian wine. Support Georgian freedom. (How about it, George?:)