Regardless of his apparent altitudinous approval rating and his clear desire to remain in the upper stratosphere of Russia’s government, the country’s constitution would just not allow it.
However, Putin wasn’t ready or even willing to leave the international stage just yet, so, like his predecessor Yeltsin, he would groom then appoint his own protégé and successor in Dmitri Medvedev.
Medvedev, who had greatly benefited from Putin’s time in office, would, in turn, appoint his mentor as Russia’s Prime Minister and the reigns of power would apparently be passed on but the strings were most likely still attached to marionette Medvedev.
As Prime Minister, he would continue his economic reforms, mostly in response to the financial crisis that had dented his earlier efforts but also as a way to grow Russia’s now ailing population, one that had been dropping by an estimated 1 million per year. The more money the populous had in their pockets, the easier it was to support a larger family.
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Putin was / is no choir boy. He now lives in a billion dollar palace with lavish gardens and secluded acreage. He leaves a trail of executed enemies and I would wager unlike the cowardly Clintons, he didn’t hire someone to do his dirty work. My guess is he has acquired much of his wealth from stealing. He is / was a thief, murderer and bully.
That being said, he now promotes family, Christianity, a sovereign Russia. He loves his country.
Russian military soldiers are encouraged to be heterosexual not homosexual like here in America. No red high heel marches for Russian troop and none of this insane transgender nonsense.
Say what you will about Putin, but he always comes across with dignity and decorum unlike our womanizer Clinton, blustering big mouth Trump, queer, gay Obama, drunk at the podium Piglosi or senile pedophile Biden.
Russia at the moment can be proud, they at least have a leader that acts like a leader. He’s not perfect but Vladimir Putin is a hell of a lot better than the traitors in DC that have sold our country out and are for the most part all sexual perverts, drunkards and cocaine addicts.
I saw a picture of Putin as a young boy sitting on his mother’s lap. They are both rail thin and looked to be real Russian peasants. Vladimir Putin started out dirt poor. He had initiative, drive, focus and despite all the odds against him is now where he is at.