“This even looks like a squabble, not a political fight,” said Valery Solovey. “The competition for the right to take over Putin's powers has already started. It is taking place right now. In total, there are about twelve candidates for the role of his successor. Timchenko, Sechin, Patrushev, Kovalchuks, Sobyanin, and Medvedev are among them.”
Many Russian political analysts got used to presenting the “transit of power” as something that has been long planned by the Kremlin and might be announced at an appropriate time. In other words, mostly, experts believe that Vladimir Putin, if he decides to leave his post without taking advantage of the schemes that have recently emerged, and not to stay in the presidential office, he will do it according to a pre-planned and carefully elaborated scenario.
Meanwhile, a different opinion has been voiced on the issue. It is less optimistic, both for the Russian authorities and for the rest of the people who might once again find themselves in the thick of a grave political crisis. According to this version, currently, the Kremlin has no definite candidacy for Putin's successor. Therefore, a number of people and interest groups supporting them are ready to start a real battle for gaining the right to take over power from the incumbent Russian President, establishing their own control over all state institutions in the country.
“Fight Begins, There are About 12 Candidates”
Moreover, according to Valery Solovey, a popular Russian politician, political scientist and doctor of historical sciences, who has been long known for his resounding statements about what is happening in the corridors of power in Russia, the fight for power in the country has already begun and is being carried out in a rather tough manner. Meanwhile, he believes that despite the fact that the procedure itself has been somewhat ill-prepared, the process of power transfer in Russia might be launched soon personally by Vladimir Putin. However, this process itself is not likely to pass without consequences for Russia, says Solovey, as there is a serious conflict of elites that are ready to fight for power. Moreover, Dr. Solovey believes that all these events are expected by the Russians not in the distant future, but already in 2021.
“The changes that await us in the near future have already begun,” said Dr. Solovey. “They are just not so obvious at the moment. A fierce fight of heavyweights continues behind the scenes. They are gradually getting closer to each other. This looks like not even a political fight, but a squabble. The competition for the right to take over Putin's powers has already started. It is happening right now. In total, there are about twelve candidates for the role of his successor. Timchenko, Sechin, Patrushev, the Kovalchuks, Sobyanin, and Medvedev are among them.
Different political forces use different methods, up to various intrigues and even occult practices. They are well aware of the changing times. Chances are the cloth will be pulled off soon, and most likely, by Putin himself.”
According to Solovey, Vladimir Putin might announce the power transit already in 2021. Currently, it is only being discussed and studied. After that, Russia is likely to face a period of serious political instability. Chances are the incumbent governors of Russian regions will leave their posts, and new people will replace them. In addition, Solovey says that it is for this reason that he believes everyone who have long harbored plans to directly participate in crucial public processes should go into politics now.
“Since during this period something could really depend on us,” Solovey said, “this time might be good for politics.”