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OT: Putin's Malkin Gambit

We discussed this on and off before. I thought this was an interesting thesis and I'd like to know the thoughts of the Russians on this board:

Putin's Malkin Gambit

David Storobin, Esq. - 7/17/2008
http://globalpolitician.com/25049-russia-hockey

Early in 2008, it was announced that the Russian Super League (RSL) would be expanded with the investment of the government-run $75 billion behemoth Gazprom oil and gas company - Russia’s new President Dmitry Medvedev was until recently the chairman of its Board of Directors - to create the Continental Hockey League (known as the “KHL”), with intention of becoming the European competitor to the National Hockey League. The RSL was already the best league in Europe, but this development is quite different and has real and serious political consequences seeing as the KHL is not merely a hockey venture, but a Russian challenge to Washington.

http://globalpolitician.com/25049-russia-hockey


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