- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin will not be debating his opponents this election season. He’s just too busy:
Taking time off for debates would "undoubtedly impede his ability to duly carry out his duties", [spokesman] Dmitriy Peskov told Russian media.
Admittedly, Putin is a very busy guy. Russian citizens might be happy to know that he’s not taking time away from his duties to argue about the future of Russia with a playboy billionaire, a communist fossil, and a delusional racist. If he did, he might not have time for such crucial activities as:
Where does the time go?