Good scary piece about Russia in the current issue of THE NEW REPUBLIC
(online only if you’re a subscriber). Bottom line: “In the near-total
vacuum that is Russian political life today, a new name can surface very
fast. But the fact that [extreme nationalists] Rogozin and Limonov are the
two names most often bandied about points to the part of the political
spectrum from which the new leader will emerge: He will be an extreme
nationalist dictator.” One more thing to worry about.