When people writing about Russia have nothing else to say, they speculate about the job President Putin will assume after leaving the office in May 2008.
The list of options is impressive: the prime minister, the Speaker of the Duma, the Chairman of the United Russia party, the Chairman of Gazprom, the Head of Public Chamber, the Secretary of the Security Council (with extended responsibilities), the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, the president of the International Olympic Committee, and, finally, the president of the Russia-Belarus union state.
There seems to be the only important job left unmentioned: the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
His Holiness Patriarch Vladimir II of Moscow and all Russia. How about that?