Putin said that is he is a premier he will not seek to change the distribution of power between the president and prime minister. President is mush more powerful figure that prime minister in Russia, the AP reports.
Dmitry Medvedev suggested Putin to become his prime minister quickly after having been nominated as presidential candidate. But there was no response until today.
Putin's statement virtually ensures that the 42-year-old Medvedev, seen as business-friendly and non-hawkish, will be elected March 2.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War