Putin has been named the Prime Minister of the Belarus-Russian alliance. From the MSNBC writeup:
Some observers expected Vladimir Putin to become president of a unified state of Russia and Belarus after he stepped down earlier this month as Russian president.
The Belarusian news agency BelTA quoted the executive secretary of the alliance as saying Lukashenko had coordinated the move with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Medvedev is a mouthpiece for good ol Vladimir right? These guys are so intertwined you would need a crowbar to separate them. That’s Vlad with his shirt off…thank Gawd Georgie don’t run around like that…it would be the stuff nightmares are made of.