The Russian Presidential Election in Global Forecast: the Top Security Challenges of 2008
November 14, 2007
Russian president Vladimir Putin is due to step down in the spring of 2008 after a remarkable eight years in the Kremlin. Although a controversial figure in the West, Putin is wildly popular in Russia. Few would have predicted that this diminutive former intelligence officer would emerge as one of the world’s most notable and successful politicians of the new century. No honest Russia watcher today can predict with much certainty what the future holds for Putin’s successor, let alone his identity.
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