The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight

Breaking news from Russia – updated

September 8, 2008

Do I write of Russian reaction to the US decision to cancel a proposed US-Russian civilian nuclear cooperation. No, I bring to your attention an important story in the Moscow Times:

Putin Sexy but not the Most Sexy

Be sure to check out the Putin cheesecake photo.

And note the mention of Putin’s brave rescue of a television camera crew from a Tiger. British carping aside, it probably did happen. As a friend points out, if the whole thing had been staged, we would expect there to be video of the actual event.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.