Successor to the president: why Putin will be again after Putin


Recently, our country came down and voted amicably for amendments to the Constitution. As has been said many times, the main political the meaning of this plebiscite for the Kremlin was that Vladimir Putin “nullified” and received the right to be elected president again and again, effectively becoming the life ruler of Russia. He achieved his goal, however, in the liberal public of Moscow, a discussion continues about Putin’s possible successors, not in the distant 2036, but in the foreseeable future.


So, the editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov, immediately named two possible candidates for successors to Vladimir Vladimirovich - Dmitry Medvedev and Sergey Naryshkin. Why are these “opposition liberals” still unable to calm down?

The word "opposition" is deliberately quoted. Yes, the radio says a lot of unpleasant things about the authorities, but for some reason one important nuance is missed. The controlling stake in Echo of Moscow belongs to Gazprom Media Holding JSC, which in turn belongs to Gazprombank, in which Alexey Miller, the head of Gazprom and a long-time personal friend of President Putin, are the chairman of the board. Censorship is, of course, prohibited, but as they say, whoever pays, he orders the music. In this context, the words of the “uncompromising liberal" of Alexei Venediktov take on a slightly different meaning.

The nominations themselves do not raise particular questions. Both are old friends of Vladimir Vladimirovich. Dmitry Anatolyevich - a proven staff from the time of joint work in the St. Petersburg administration, proved his reliability in business as a "locum tenens". Putin made friends with Sergei Naryshkin while working in the Leningrad branch of the KGB. Currently, both occupy key positions in the country's security: the Security Council and the Foreign Intelligence Service. Both Medvedev and Naryshkin have administrative experience and are personally loyal to the head of state.

In this vein, each of the above has approximately equal chances of being appointed as “successors”. Another thing is that Vladimir Vladimirovich himself is clearly not going to go anywhere, preferring to bear the heavy burden of responsibility himself. The question is, why is it that either the “implacable oppositionist” or the “Kremlin agent” Venediktov again introduces the topic of the “successor” into public discourse?

There are at least two possible explanations. First: the "hirelings of the West" Venediktov expresses the opinion of a part of a pro-Western oriented "elite" who is dissatisfied with Putin becoming a virtually irremovable ruler of Russia. Second: the "Kremlin agent" on the "instructions of the party" fools the voters. Yes, Putin himself guaranteed his future, but there are questions about his support in the legislature.
"United Russia" is not enjoying the same popularity among the population; many governors prefer to go to the polls as self-nominated candidates. The "party of power" needs serious rebranding. Perhaps even through early parliamentary elections.

And here, by a strange coincidence, the star of Roman Putin, cousin of Vladimir Vladimirovich, begins to rise in the political horizon. A former Chekist and, unsurprisingly, a successful businessman, Roman Igorevich led the new party, People Against Corruption. It is possible that now this organization will begin to be actively promoted, promoting it to replace EdRu.

But this is not the last Putin in the country. Another president’s relative, also a cousin, Mikhail Putin, in 2018, became a top manager of Gazprom. I would like to remind you that Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, before becoming the country's president in 2008, “replacing” Vladimir Putin, headed the national treasure for many years. ” A kind of forge of personnel.

In general, Russia can sleep peacefully. After Putin, we can also have Putin.
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  1. yuriy55 Offline
    yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 9 July 2020 16: 34
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    After Putin, we can also have Putin.

    For our children to drag a cast-iron ball on a chain? Is this the future for them?

  2. 123 Online
    123 (123) 9 July 2020 17: 02
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    In general, Russia can sleep peacefully. After Putin, we can also have Putin.

    This is so convenient, took a paragraph from an old devastating article, copied, pasted. Even the last name does not need to be changed. All for you, criticize for health.
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 10 July 2020 07: 02
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      Quote: 123
      This is so convenient, took a paragraph from an old devastating article, copied, pasted. Even the last name does not need to be changed. All for you, criticize for health.

      Criticism is part of the job of a normal journalist. The question is how well-reasoned and constructive it is.
      I always write on the case, and also, in my opinion, sometimes make some sensible comments.
      1. 123 Online
        123 (123) 10 July 2020 12: 00
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        Criticism is part of the job of a normal journalist. The question is how well-reasoned and constructive it is.
        I always write on the case, and also, in my opinion, sometimes make some sensible comments.

        Quite right, the question is how well-reasoned and constructive it is. In my subjective opinion, you often have problems with this.
        Maybe I'm wrong, but, in my opinion, readers should give an assessment of your "creativity". Your opinion in this case is unlikely to be objective. hi
  3. Stokman Offline
    Stokman (Andrei) 9 July 2020 18: 18
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    It is interesting, what generally useful or informative information does all this practically daily boltology about "continuity", "zeroing" and about how much and to whom "reign" is supposed to carry? I suspect that in addition to the planned volume of the number of printed characters - no. The level of bazaar chatter with a leisurely husking of seeds. It is clear that rye yields per hectare and farrow of chickens are unlikely to work on the pages of an information source, although modern under-education makes it possible to take this at face value - you can’t cut the dough here, but in politics there is any lazy dock.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 July 2020 19: 57
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      Here it is more likely as a "news source", one can hardly expect here, even if engaged, propagandistic, but at least to some extent serious analytics. So, there’s some kind of “bullshit”, some headlines that say: “in America they said, in Honduras they think ....” Well, there are about a dozen “numbered” and “couches” here, it seems to them by their level, like.
      1. 123 Online
        123 (123) 9 July 2020 20: 24
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        Here it is more likely as a "news source", one can hardly expect here, even if engaged, propagandistic, but at least to some extent serious analytics. So, there’s some kind of “bullshit”, some headlines that say: “in America they said, in Honduras they think ....” Well, there are about a dozen “numbered” and “couches” here, it seems to them by their level, like.

        That's it, I look, you won’t kick the “Arkharovites” out of here. winked
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 July 2020 11: 24
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          Well, someone should, relatively speaking, "look after" people like you. And give you free rein, you are completely unbelted. Set up such plans for rebuilding the world.
          1. 123 Online
            123 (123) 10 July 2020 12: 06
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            Well, someone should, relatively speaking, "look after" people like you. And give you free rein, you are completely unbelted. Set up such plans for rebuilding the world.

            So you are the guardian of "sews humanity." Let me ask you, "portal guard" is not in vain eating his bread? Share the results? What threat have the world been saved from?
            1. Arkharov Offline
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 July 2020 13: 01
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              Well, what the hell is not joking, maybe he has made a microscopic contribution in opposing general aggression and intolerance.
              1. 123 Online
                123 (123) 10 July 2020 13: 19
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                Well, what the hell is not joking, maybe he has made a microscopic contribution in opposing general aggression and intolerance.

                What specifically expressed aggression and intolerance, of course, also a mystery? Or you do not care. He drew a slogan, put a tick, the daily rate is fulfilled?
                1. Arkharov Offline
                  Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 July 2020 17: 18
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                  Yes, you read that here most of your "brothers in mind" write? !! You are still not the most "gloomy" option. Yes, I didn’t even have to look especially, I got in the first seconds:
                  Saying from: King3214 (Sergius) Yesterday, 16:42 -

                  It is now necessary for Ukraine to start digging mass graves.

                  Do you think this is normal?
                  1. 123 Online
                    123 (123) 10 July 2020 17: 54
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                    Yes, you read that here most of your "brothers in mind" write? !! You are still not the most "gloomy" option. Yes, I didn’t even have to look especially, I got in the first seconds:
                    Saying from: King3214 (Sergius) Yesterday, 16:42 -

                    It is now necessary for Ukraine to start digging mass graves.

                    Do you think this is normal?

                    How do I know why he wrote this? If they are going to Donbass again, maybe it's time. They have many specific ideas in their brains that are born.
                    Work further, "warrior of the light." winked
                    1. Arkharov Offline
                      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 July 2020 08: 47
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                      Here, basically, a lot of "specific ideas in the brain are born" from the authors and then to commentators. They publish some kind of rumor, fake, or half-fake, or a problem invented by them themselves, develop them to universal proportions, and let's discuss all this with foam at the mouth of most commentators.
                      1. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 11 July 2020 09: 55
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                        Here, basically, a lot of "specific ideas in the brain are born" from the authors and then to commentators. They publish some kind of rumor, fake, or half-fake, or a problem invented by them themselves, develop them to universal proportions, and let's discuss all this with foam at the mouth of most commentators.

                        Let me ask you what keeps you in this boring place?
    2. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 10 July 2020 06: 58
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      Quote: Stokman
      I wonder what kind of useful or informative information does all this almost daily boltology about "continuity", "zeroing" and about how much and to whom "reign" is supposed to carry? I suspect that in addition to the planned volume of the number of printed characters - no. Bazaar level with a leisurely husking of seeds

      What are we sublime and refined. laughing
      The recipe is simple: do not like it, do not read.
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    Potapov (Valery) 10 July 2020 09: 06
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    Elementary, Watson ... Because before that, too, was ...
  5. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 10 July 2020 19: 47
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    Believe Venediktov - do not respect yourself.
  6. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 10 July 2020 20: 45
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    Old people are wiser in this matter. No one will provide us with milk rivers with jelly banks. If someone confuses obedience during a pandemic with obedience, he is deeply mistaken. The Russian people are an elastic people. It meets all the laws of physics: for every action there is a reaction.