"Vladislav Y. Surkov, a former advertising prodigy, coined the term 'sovereign democracy' to describe his system, which preserved the electoral process but hollowed out institutions capable of challenging the Kremlin’s power. Asked by a journalist from Interfax on Tuesday why he was leaving, Mr. Surkov first answered, 'Stabilization devours its own children.'"
"I spent hundreds of hours with Donald Trump to ghost-write ‘The Art of the Deal.’ I now see a deeper meaning behind his behavior."
"Will a Trump Tower share the skyline with the Kremlin's spires? 'We're looking at building a super-luxury residential tower, which I think Moscow desperately wants and needs,' Donald Trump was quoted as saying in the Moscow Times... 'We're so busy in Russia right now,' LeBow says, 'And everybody knows there are no deals being done these days in the U.S. There's nobody lending money, so why bother?'"