Thursday, April 26, 2012

Post-election?

My intention for starting this blog was to document the Russian presidential elections on March 4th, and to talk about being part of a generation who grew up in Putin's Russia, and their/our metamorphosis. Putin's image changed from teenage heart throb to political mentor to dictator--but thing is, Putin hasn't changed. It was we who have changed. Does anyone really think he would do away with his KGB past? Once in intelligence, always in intelligence. Believe me, I know. I've seen it. But don't get me wrong. I have a deep well of respect for many the intelligence community.

But I didn't mean this for a long term project--after March 4 I would call it a day. Right. However as president-elect Vladimir Vladimrovich takes power (not just again--he's never lost it), Generation Putin is hardly over. 

Now that the puppet theatrics of Medvedev's term and the last election are over, the next act opens. I might take a more political approach in the next blog posts. Reason being, 1) I don't really have a proper art studio here yet. 2) Another Putin painting? Please! 3) I do have other projects besides this one. 4) Let's admit it. I'm not that great a painter.

We'll see where this goes.