Mystery Within An Enigma

mls13 writes:

“Anything goes,” eh? Okay, here’s an admittedly-asinine question for everyone: how is the Medvedev-back-to-Putin transition being addressed by Russia’s makers of political matryoshki? Are they doing Putin on the outside, then Medvedev, then Putin again and then Yeltsin, Gorbachev etc.; or are they being untrue to history by doing Putin-Medvedev-Yeltsin-Gorbachev…, or are they just cutting to the chase and omitting Medvedev all together? Personally, I can’t believe how they’ve managed to screw-up one of Russia’s premier products in the international-tchotchke industry! 😉

That is actually a very intriguing question. I suppose there’s a reason Matryoshka dolls weren’t invented in Italy!


  1. I say: leave out Medvedev!

    • And Yeltsin, Gorbatchev and others, too. Leaving just Putin would reflect the reality – there is nothing inside, no new ideas, just empty promises.