Cause, you know, people who aren't despotic dictators the world over were busy..
Fuck, even Al Gore would've been better than this guy.
Anyway, Article on him here, and interview with him here. The interview is telling. Here is a Money quote:
What do you think are American misconceptions about Russia?
Well, you know, I don't believe these are misconceptions. I think this
is a purposeful attempt by some to create an image of Russia based on
which one could influence our internal and foreign policies. This is
the reason why everybody is made to believe, like, it's O.K. to pinch
the Russians somewhat. They are a little bit savage still, or they just
climbed down from the trees and probably need to have their hair
brushed and their beards trimmed.
Chip on shoulder much? No wonder he is such a dick!