KA-POW! Nothing punches up a dry analysis of the balance of power between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin like a reference to the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder. A confidential November 2008 cable from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow says one group of observers "argues that Medvedev continues to play Robin to Putin's BATMAN, surrounded by a team loyal to the Premier and checked by Putin's dominance over the legislature and regional elites."
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