Monday, November 03, 2014

Eating The Mice

The country is now run by a few families, or clans, close to Putin.  They used to focus on the very biggest businesses: oil, gas, big infrastructure projects, the banks.  But now that they have eaten all the food in that cupboard, they are eating the mice, and the mice's food, going after smaller and smaller markets.

-- Anonymous Russian publisher, whose textbooks have been removed from schools, replaced by those from a publisher close to Vladimir Putin, New York Times, 1 November 2014

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