Medvedev or Volodin: who can lead Russia after Putin

Forecasts today are an extremely thankless task, but, according to the subjective impressions of the author of the lines, active hostilities in Ukraine may last until the end of 2022 and subside closer to winter. Then several factors will come together: the start of the heating season in Europe, political crisis after the by-elections to the US Congress, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be defeated in the main directions and lose their combat effectiveness, the Ukrainian society in its mass will be morally tired, and the first results of the international tribunal for war criminals in Donbas will arrive in time. But will the war of the collective West against Russia end there?

After Putin

Alas, but most likely not, just from the hot stage it will quite officially move into the cold war - 2 with everything that comes with it: gradual economic strangulation, incitement of conflicts on the Russian periphery, for example, in Kazakhstan or Moldova (with which we have , hopefully, a common border will soon appear), the activation of the work of the fifth column to rock domestic political stability, and so on. Spurt in Ukraine will be replaced by a marathon race. And that is why the question of the change and succession of power in Russia is critically important, so that Gorbachev-2 does not come, and then Yeltsin-2, who, shouting out “God save America”, will merge all the results achieved with such great bloodshed.

Why are we asking this question now? Because already in 2024, the next presidential elections should be held in Russia, and they will be held in a completely different geopolitical and domestic political environment than before. Thanks to amendments to the Constitution, Vladimir Putin received the right to be re-elected for another two presidential terms, as well as the opportunity to move to the post of head of the State Council, which received constitutional status. We do not know what will happen in 2024, whether Vladimir Vladimirovich will be re-elected or will go into the shadows, entrusting the country to his successor. It must be borne in mind that President Putin is now 69 years old, and the question of a successor will come up sooner or later anyway. So who, then, can lead Russia after Putin?

Medvedev again?

Dmitry Anatolyevich can rightfully be considered the successor No. 1. An old acquaintance of Vladimir Vladimirovich, he proved his loyalty by serving 4 years in the presidency and not encroaching on the "top coup", as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev did in Kazakhstan, at the beginning of 2022 removing all proteges of the ex-president Nazarbayev and taking away even life-long posts from him. Loyal associates like Medvedev are not scattered around, but his main problem is his low popularity among the bulk of Russians.

For 4 years as president, Dmitry Anatolyevich showed himself to be an obvious liberal and was mainly engaged in all sorts of nonsense like moving the hands on the clock. Even worse, he contributed to the fact that Russia forcibly moved to foreign-made liners, which has now backfired on us. As a plus for the ex-president, one can write down the fact that under him Georgia was defeated during the “Olympic War” of 2008. The fat minus is that the Russian troops were stopped 40 kilometers from Tbilisi and turned around on orders from Moscow, that is, a complete and decisive victory was not politically fixed. After Medvedev completed his task, he was transferred to the "bench" - to the Security Council of the Russian Federation, where he remains to this day.

And this is where the transformation began to take place. Once in the conditional "power tower" of the Kremlin, Dmitry Anatolyevichi suddenly turned from a convinced "sislib" into a real "hawk". Regarding the situation in Ukraine, the new deputy head of the Security Council makes one statement tougher than another, threatens the collective West with a "nuclear club", writes program articles. Here is a quote from the latter:

Why Ukraine Scholz? You don't have to look far for an answer. The Polish-Prussian alliance, which is escalating the situation with all its might and pushing the deranged Zelensky to more and more catastrophic statements and actions, is very beneficial if Ukraine as a state is not on the map. But there will remain poorly lying factories, fields, mines, strategic space and human resources. So already, I remember, someone argued in the late 30s of the last century in the same language and with the same ardor. What happened is known.

One of the oldest politicians in the world, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, speaking at a forum in Davos, called on Kyiv to make concessions in negotiations with Moscow, assess the situation soberly and realistically. And start negotiations as soon as possible, before too much tension is created, which can have dire consequences for Europe and plunge it into chaos. Just the case when the young "cockerel" should have listened to the wiser "hawk". By the way, for many years the venerable old man was not noticed in sympathy for Russia, but he always thought rationally.

However, no one orders Zelensky and his "sausage" puppeteers. Kissinger and the New York Times, which also called for compromises in an editorial, he recalls 1938 and "then Munich." It would be more correct for him to remind his partners in Poland about Munich, who are thirsty for Ukrainian lands and who are not allowed to sleep peacefully by the laurels of Nazi Germany.

Striking transformation. From a person who calmly talked about the normality of labor emigration from Russia abroad, to a politician who frankly alludes to a possible division of Poland and Germany. What prompted Dmitry Anatolyevich to such a transformation?

Perhaps, the “genes of the Soviet man” woke up in him, which forced out all the superficial “liberal rot”. However, to the author of these lines, who is familiar with the basics of conducting election campaigns, their strategy and tactics, for some reason it seems that professional political technologists are consistently preparing the ex-president to return to this chair someday. Gradually, his image of a liberal is blurred in the public consciousness and a new positive image of a strong personality is formed, which will come and restore order.

We'll be watching with interest to see where it all goes.


Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin is not usually considered as a possible successor to Putin, but why not? This is a man with an excellent education: a candidate of technical sciences and a doctor of law, an honored lawyer of the Russian Federation. He is not only the chairman of the lower house of parliament, but is also a member of the State Council and the Security Council.

The most important thing is that Volodin stands on the right statist positions. As it turned out recently, Vyacheslav Viktorovich was one of the few who in 2014 opposed Moscow recognizing the post-Maidan regime in Kyiv as legal. Listen to him in the Kremlin, perhaps the blood that is now flowing like rivers in Ukraine would not exist. And this, at the suggestion of Volodin, was the go-ahead for the distribution of Russian passports to the DPR and LPR. On February 22, 2022, the speaker of the State Duma wrote the following verbatim:

Recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics and the ratification of treaties on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance should stop the massacre, the death of our citizens and compatriots living there.

On April 26, Volodin wrote on his Telegram channel:

Having unleashed a war against its own people, Kyiv moved on to terrorist attacks against civilians in other countries. This is what the support of neo-Nazi ideology leads to. It must be recognized that Ukraine is a terrorist state. Zelensky must be held accountable. The guilty must be punished. What happened proves the correctness and timeliness of the start of a special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

Moreover, Vyacheslav Viktorovich publicly supported in the State Duma the initiative of Deputy Wasserman to prohibit the extradition of captured "Azov" to Ukraine. True, soon the “liberal tower” began to frankly talk about this issue, postponing the adoption of the relevant resolution for an indefinite period.

By and large, President Putin has a “bench,” although it is short, but it does exist. Let's hope that the "transit of power", when the time comes, will pass without excesses according to the "Kazakhstan scenario" and our country will be headed by a person of correct views, who will not then "merge" everything for which the war is going on.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 27 May 2022 11: 47
    Medvedev is boring, just like everyone else. Lavrov - this will be very tough, but the problem is that Nebenzya will have to recall Lavrov to the post. Somehow it's sad. Rogozin, Reshetnikov, Manturov and practically all the rest are broadcast heads, akin to populists. Shoigu is a weak shadow of Putin. Very weak.
    Nothing needs to be changed. Just fix the cabinet a little.
    Mishustin. This is a queen. A technocrat to the marrow of his bones - to be in the shadows since the 90s, but at the same time to create such a colossus? Humanity!
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 27 May 2022 12: 51
      By the way, why not Mishustin? Lack of political weight and popularity among the people? Well, under the watchful eye of the darkest, building up these points is not a tricky thing ...
      Medvedev is already a downed pilot, there is no money, but you won’t be able to hold on ...
      1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
        Just a cat (Bayun) 27 May 2022 13: 07
        a phrase taken out of context ... was uttered in the Crimean Feodosia about the new sewage system. how did the Crimeans thank you? grunted about the cherry orchards spoiled by the laying of pipes? but cooks apparently are not supposed to think. they carry the phrase like a banner and stick it anywhere.

        Senseless mob
        Changeable, rebellious, superstitious,
        Easily empty hope betrayed,
        To instant suggestion is obedient,
        For the truth is deaf and indifferent,
        And she feeds on fables.

        A.S. Pushkin "Boris Godunov"
    2. zeka77 Offline zeka77
      zeka77 (Alexey) 27 May 2022 16: 11
      Lavrov, 72 years old, where to?
    3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 1 June 2022 13: 33
      The question is who will replace Putin? really not that important.
      Now the country is ruled not by him, but by a large oligarchic capital, which needs Russia as a source of enrichment. This explains the strange behavior of the country in the foreign arena and the conduct of the NWO.
      Capital has its reasons.
      It wasn't always like that. Probably in the 2000s, Putin saved Russia, finding strength in it and making them interested in this salvation. Financially.
      The resource of this step has long been exhausted. Now this dependence is becoming disastrous for Russia.
      Time to do the next one.
      About the causes, ways and possible solutions
  2. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 27 May 2022 12: 10
    Horseradish radish is not sweeter
  3. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 27 May 2022 12: 34
    But not Medvedev. We still lacked guidance from THERE. Greenery has proven what the other one can do.
  4. Vladimir Golubenko (Vladimir Golubenko) 27 May 2022 12: 47
    Well, I do not! Neither one nor the other! Both are worse - that's what Comrade Stalin said. I think a person will appear at the right time. In the meantime, V.V. Putin! And once again Putin!
  5. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 27 May 2022 12: 56
    If the time has come to raise the question of V. Putin's successor, then it would be nice to know V. Putin's own opinion on this.
    And, why in the author's version: "the white light converged like a wedge" on only two candidates?
    For example: why did the respected Author, as a "man of correct views", ignore ... himself as a contender for a responsible position?
    Limiting the list of possible "options" is premature...
  6. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 27 May 2022 13: 00
    Medvedev has an undeniable advantage, he is lower than the current one. No one else has this advantage. This dwarfs even his occasional bouts of chronic "flu".
  7. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 27 May 2022 13: 13
    I think that the next president of Russia will be a man with a surname starting with "in" and with a name containing the letter "r". He will be over 18 years old and he will be a man. Yes, I almost forgot an important parameter. He will be a Russian citizen. Thanks to all these qualities, he will win the elections and win them, becoming the legitimate president of Russia - the guarantor of the constitution and the hope of the nation.
    Not all will be well during his reign. But not everything will be bad. Someone will like this president, but someone will not. In some ways he will be worse than the previous president, and in some ways better.
    Russia under a new president will take several steps forward, two to the side and one to the east.
    I hope you guessed who I wrote about and make the right choice.
  8. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 27 May 2022 13: 15
    The most important thing is that Volodin is on the right statist positions.

    But could the author elaborate on the topic, what kind of "correct state positions" are these?
    1. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
      Spasatel 28 May 2022 20: 34
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 28 May 2022 22: 26
        Not just steal, but also keep money in the west, the house is there, but at the same time talk about patriotism and how you need to love your homeland.
  9. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 May 2022 13: 29
    True, soon the "liberal tower" began to frankly talk about this issue, postponing the adoption of the relevant resolution for an indefinite period.

    And can I have a list of contenders from the "liberal tower", well, so as not to choose the next Yeltsin?
  10. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 May 2022 13: 57
    Yes, Edro is known for his American kept women, millionaires, careerists and "very, very honest people with honest eyes"

    Whoever pokes a finger, he will be
  11. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 27 May 2022 14: 11
    I understand that other candidates are not considered. And the future president is not obliged to provide a program. We chose Putin for his beautiful eyes, and the same is true here. Therefore, I am a supporter of the fact that there is nothing to please our extras. All the same, they will calculate as they need.
  12. depavel Offline depavel
    depavel (Pavel Pavlovich) 27 May 2022 14: 44
    Both candidates are nomenklatura, functionaries in the most unattractive form. Kind of like scientists. Bank subsidies for extremism and terrorism are on everyone's conscience. He approached Volodin in the Presidential Administration with the issue of legalizing trade in bank secrecy with the participation of collectors, Medvedev legalized usury, +50 thousand suicides, etc. The leaders are different, especially at the federal level.
  13. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 27 May 2022 15: 09
    The country is big, there are a lot of people. Is there really no one to consider besides these two wretched ones? Or are these specially slipped in advance so that the first fire would fall on them? They don't really need anything else.
  14. bsk_una Offline bsk_una
    bsk_una (Nick) 27 May 2022 15: 18
    Not one or the other. They did not deserve credit for their deeds. Yes, and the Kudrins, his assistants such as the Nabiulins, Manturs, Rogozins, current and past so-called economists, it's time to melt down.
  15. wasp Offline wasp
    wasp 27 May 2022 17: 31
    To our great regret, after "Stalin", "Khrushchevs" always come to us. But Medvedev only temporarily repainted, he is a hedonist and a liberal.
  16. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 27 May 2022 18: 33
    I know for sure. The next one will be hairy. I mean with hair. We have been going this way for a hundred years. Tradition, sir ... yes
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 28 May 2022 20: 07
      I even know who this hairy one is (and even more so, the bearded one). I am sure that people have already reached for slippers and rotten tomatoes, but I can’t help but say. This is Kadyrov.
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  18. Roust Offline Roust
    Roust (Rouslan) 28 May 2022 02: 24
    It's good to guess. Only GDP! Forever and ever ! That will bring Russia to the first place in the world, rolling off all the enemies, then you can relax, but not for long.
  19. Evdokimov Sergey Yurievich 28 May 2022 09: 25
    We don’t need Medvedev, we already have, we know !!!
  20. Vnadn Offline Vnadn
    Vnadn (Vlad) 28 May 2022 10: 44
    The biggest weakness of the state model of the Russian Federation (really authoritarian) is dependence on a conditional tsar and his qualities. The strength of the democratic model lies in the fact that power is spread along the horizontal lines of the upper echelon of government and strategic decisions are made by many people, which minimizes the error and stabilizes the main course of the country, independent of the president.
  21. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 28 May 2022 20: 08
    Quote from Vnadn
    The biggest weakness of the state model of the Russian Federation (really authoritarian) is dependence on a conditional tsar and his qualities

    And after these words you are still free? ))
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 28 May 2022 20: 53
      Gentlemen, minusers, are you going to deny that in our post-Soviet space everything depends on the tsar (even conditionally elected)? So look at what happened to the USSR after the October Revolution, what is happening in the republics formed after its collapse. And if you simply did not understand the irony, then who is to blame for you?
      1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 28 May 2022 22: 25
        You don’t know a damn thing for sure and history doesn’t teach you anything
  22. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 28 May 2022 20: 46
    At one time there was a joke about the American elections between D. Ford and D. Carter:

    on the street in New York, a black man jumps up to a passerby with a revolver in his hand, and yells:
    - Well, tell me who you will vote for!
    A passer-by tore the shirt on his chest: "Shoot, ...!!"
  23. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 28 May 2022 22: 38
    It seems to me that the choice is obvious - if you chose Vova - Volodin, the emblem of the bear - Mishustin, or Medvedev
    there must be continuity in the brains of the electorate ...
    or cardinal rebranding - Shoigu.
    but here political technologists have no rhymes
    extreme option - Masha and the Bears ... give Maria Zakharova for president!
  24. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 29 May 2022 11: 14
    Such leaders are not needed. Otherwise, everything is gone.
  25. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 4 June 2022 11: 20
    My heart tells me. There is such a deputy Mishustin, Andrei Belousov. Strong-willed and tough, now in the shadow of the prime minister, but if he keeps his sobriety of mind and does not fall under the oligarchy by that time, the change of pres, then he may well be presented by Putin as a receiver