Dec 29, 2020
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Peskov spoke about possible successors to Putin

Reflections of Russian politicians about the successor of Russian President Vladimir Putin are most often unsupported and are just speculations. This was stated by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov.

The topic of successors has traditionally aroused keen interest in the political horizon. It has always been. Probably it will always be so. Most often, these arguments, of course, are not supported by anything. I cannot comment on this somehow, – quotes RIA Novosti representative of the Kremlin.

According to him, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who named Putin’s successors, has a wealth of political experience, therefore, his assumptions are probably based on this experience.

When asked if Vladimir Putin was thinking about a successor, Dmitry Peskov replied that the president was repeatedly asked about this at press conferences, but he himself answered this many times.

The day before, the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, commented on the words of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who on the air of the federal television channel named possible successors to President Vladimir Putin. The chief communist of the Russian Federation called his colleague “a dirty mouthpiece for the Kremlin administration.” Zyuganov said he did not know who gave the go-ahead to Zhirinovsky to unveil such a successor.

The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation is sure that it is necessary to create a real democracy in Russia and switch to a “patriotic course”. According to him, Russia is undergoing a “wild attack” with sanctions, and the United States “fraudulently removed” President Donald Trump.

Earlier, LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky listed possible future candidates for the post of President of Russia. His list includes: Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin and former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Also possible successors, in his opinion, may be Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Tula Region Governor Alexei Dyumin, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Federation Council head Valentina Matvienko. But at the same time someone else will be the successor, said Zhirinovsky, hinting at himself.

At the same time, amendments to the country’s Constitution were adopted in Russia in the summer. One of the new provisions dealt with the so-called zeroing, that is, refusing to take into account Putin’s previous presidential terms, giving him the opportunity to run again for the presidency. On December 23, deputies of the State Duma adopted a bill in the first reading, according to which Putin can again stand as a candidate in the future presidential elections in Russia, wrote.


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