According to Vladimir Putin, he began to think about a successor when he was in power in 2000. At the same time, the president recalled that in Russia, the election of the head of state is held by secret ballot.
It doesn’t matter what and how the current leader does, it doesn’t matter who or how he represents, the deciding vote is for the voter,
- Putin stressed.
Financial Times editor Lionel Barber asked Putin if the Duma would approve of Russian voters. To this, Vladimir Putin quickly found what to answer.
Why through the Duma? Through direct secret ballot, universal direct secret ballot. Of course, this is not the case with you in the UK. We have a democratic country,
- These words of the Russian president pretty well “pinned” a British journalist.
Being the head of the Russian state, Vladimir Putin called it a great honor, thanking the Russians for honoring him with the right to lead the country back in 2000.
Of course, the president did not name any specific names. Moreover, even more recently, in November 2018, Vladimir Vladimirovich, answering another question about his future, noted that he was not going to leave anywhere and such issues were premature.
In 2018, speaking at an open lesson in Yaroslavl, Putin noted that, as a rule, people with legal or economic knowledge, but in general a person of any profession can become the president of Russia.
Also, speaking with British journalists, Vladimir Putin noted that the liberal idea has outlived itself and can no longer give people anything. As an example, the president cited the situation with migrants in Western countries.
The liberal idea suggests that nothing needs to be done. Migrants can kill, rob and rape with impunity, because their rights as migrants must be protected. And what are these rights? Every crime must be punished
- Putin stressed.