A few typos in the last chapter, and somehow my first version up on the site talked about Dmitry Yeltsin, not Boris Yeltsin. Stupid mistake, & I have no idea how I let that slide. All fixed.
Chapter 146 should be a lot more amusing for everybody, and will play a part in future chapters as well.
I had an interesting question from a reader, who commented on how callous Carl was about Russian human rights violations. Did I approve of violating human rights? Well, no, of course not. I'm not a monster, and neither is Carl. However, he is the President of the United States, not of Russia or China or Iran or Chechnya or any other place. If he spends the next four years squawking about human rights all over the globe, he won't accomplish anything and won't be re-elected, either. Remember Jimmy Carter? Great human being, shitty President! I have no doubt that Jimmy will loudly and publicly disapprove of Carl's performance at some point. I am also sure that Carl couldn't care less.