Peace deal that was signed in the evening of November 10 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, took effect as of 01:00 local time November 11 (21:00 GMT November 10). Under the deal, Armenian forces will withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh, and Russian peacekeepers will take control of the line of contact between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Russia’s former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is much younger than Putin, is also the only living former president of Russia, recalls the political expert Fyodor Krasheninnikov.
Recently political expert Valery Solovey has begun to give more details about the future political transition in Russia. For example, not long ago he said that “Putin will announce the transition in January.”
It seems that the Russian President has really squandered his former enthusiasm and has also lost confidence and influence over the government, the British news analyst Mark Galeotti said in a recent opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph. “But we still don't know anything for sure,” he continued. “Instead, we can only rely only on some allusions."
The U.S. presidential race in 2020 was something akin to the election held four years ago when the victory went to republican billionaire Donald Trump.
“Compromise has to be found,” Belkovsky said. “Chances are gay lobby will also play an important mediating role in this situation. It has quite a lot of power and influence [all over the world,] including in Russia. For example, the Russian gay lobby might make Vladimir Putin tolerant to Tikhanovskaya and the opposition.”
Recently, some political scientists have discussed the emblematic results of a survey conducted by the Romir holding company and the rating of Russians’ trust in a number of politicians and media personalities based on its results.
In recent years, the transit of power in Russia or extension of Vladimir Putin's term of office is one of the most popular subjects for a huge number of political scientists. It should be said that experts have many reasons to continue this discussion.
On October 12, 1960, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, delivered a speech at the 15th session of the General Assembly of the UN, which was held in New York. The very emotional words of Khrushchev holding a shoe in his hand received wide publicity and made it in the history of diplomacy.
On October 13, 1954 Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, surrendered the oldest and most important Soviet military base in the Pacific without a fight. It is common knowledge that at the end of the XIX century, in order to counteract the rapidly militarizing Japan, Russia leased Port Arthur, the deep-water port at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria, from China for 25 years.
“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.”
In the past, the Russian authorities have made every effort to persuade residents that freezing their pension savings was only a forced and temporary measure and it would be abolished a bit later. Then the pension savings diligently accumulated by the working population would be returned to their accounts.
Oleg Sheremetyev, the Moscow City Duma lawmaker and a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF,) became a figure in the criminal case under Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code that cites gross fraud committed by a person using the official position.
In the past few years, the number of dubious incidents involving military aircraft and warships at the Russian borders near the Crimean peninsula has increased significantly.
On Sunday, October 4, Kyrgyzstan held elections of deputies for the parliament. Voter turnout was 56.6 %. According to preliminary data, four parties got seats in parliament. The opposition failed to clear the 7 % threshold. After that, its representatives reported violations in the vote counting procedure.