'Top Dog' and a Vengeful Harpy The US Is Betting on Putin

The US is well informed in Moscow -- which is why Washington is skeptical that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has much of a future. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, diplomatic cables make clear, is 'in the driver's seat.'
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev: The US thinks it knows who is pulling the strings.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev: The US thinks it knows who is pulling the strings.

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Originals: The Key Putin/Medvedev Cables