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Ball point pen on todays newsprint Those reading Russian tea leaves are still not certain who rules the Kremlin. Medvedev seems to have taken the Russian ruler training wheels off by firing political rival Yuri Luzhkov from his two decade position as Mayor of Moscow. But many believe he was slow to remove the thorn from his side because he needed to seek the approval of Putin who had a good rapport with Luzhkov. Stay tuned ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Monday was Independence Day in the Ukraine, celebrating their declaration of independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union. But one year after the war in Georgia, Russia is now rattling is sabers towards Ukraine. Moscow's mayor, Yuri Luzhkov claims the Ukraine port city of Sevastopol belongs to Russia and President Dmitri Medvedev denounced Ukrain for anti-Russian policies last month... Stay tuned ...

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