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Kremlin castled. Putin is still king ♚♜

The Kremlin has castled and Putin is still king

Long live the king? ... The Russian people [are] wondering just how long Vladimir Putin intends to remain in power with the recent announcement that he plans to return himself to the presidency and swap his partner Dmitri Medvedev into the prime minister slot. The electoral game Putin is playing is being compared to “castling” in chess– a rook and a king swapping places, in order to shore up the defense.

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