Our key question in the current political season is “Who will become Putin’s successor?” At the same time another question of similar importance captures the hearts and minds, “What will become of our president when he abandons his post?”
Well-known political scientists set forth a number of suggestions in the interview with Moskovsiy Komsomolets, assuming that the president could possibly start a business of his own, become a diplomat, take a high position that doesn’t require overworking, or find another way to continue running the country.
The most popular suggestion is that Putin will become the head of a large energy corporation based of Gazprom. Such is the opinion of Dmitriy Rogozin who believes it to be the only way for Putin to maintain his power.
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According to the political scientis Stanislav Belkovskiy, Putin could become the president of International Olympic Committee (the next OIC elections will be held in 2009) or take another position, just as admirable, which “would not require overworking but would nonetheless allow one to continue being a welcomed visitor in
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On the other hand many political scientists are not convinced that “Gazprom” is the way to go because the president had allegedly announced his disinterest in business. In any case Dmitriy Oreshkin, the leader of the “Merkator” group, states that Putin would not agree to take the 3rd or even the 2nd role in the nation’s leadership. “That’s why I believe that by 2008 there will be a refiguring of the political structure,” he explains, “The new nation’s design (
Putin will rule the nation alongside someone else
“He will enter the club of well-respected political retirees: along with Bush, Blair, Chirac and Schroeder he will observe with authority
Translated by Natalia Vysotskaya
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