Apparently, Dmitry Medvedev is actually “waiting through” in the Council of Ministers. Given the fact that the Kremlin might have big plans on him, the authorities have to wait for the people’s negative attitude to Medvedev to subside in the wake of the notorious pension reform and other decisions of this kind he made as Russia’s Prime Minister.
Russia`s loss of influence in the Caucasus highlights the Kremlin`s typical foreign policy of the past few years, which has failed on the post-Soviet scene, says a political expert.
Bolkunets stresses the Belarusian President’s feeling of insecurity that under the current conditions. It is noticeable on the picture made at Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister: he “sat tense with shaky hands, carefully delving into what greetings were conveyed to him from Sochi.”
"By blocking the transit of power, Putin is turning into a threat to his inner circle,” Boris Kagarlitsky said. “Due to this very reason more and more attempts are being made to revive the process of power transfer and to give a boost to it.”
“When you are told that Russia is a unique civilization, and no Western patterns can be imposed on it, you should recall that this contradicts the principle of universality,” Abbas Gallyamov said. “We offer one thing to the government and another to ordinary people. That is commonplace in Russia.”
In the interview with the TV-channel “Dozhd” the expert commented on why the Kremlin ignores oppositionist Alexei Navalny’s investigation of his own poisoning and pointed out some problems in the president’s mental state, basically hinting at the fact that the Russian president has been confused by his own thoughts lately.
After Maia Sandu came to power in Moldova and replaced Igor Dodon as President, the country has fallen into line with those ones whom many political scientists and experts call not only unfriendly to Russia but also a kind of tool in hands of the West implementing its short-term plans.
“Russia has long been partitioned between Putin's relatives and friends,” said Gennady Gudkov ironically. “All of them are multimillionaires and billionaires and capital owners. What is more, their families have settled in the Western countries. Meanwhile, 20 mln people are suffering from poverty in Russia.”
Turkey has officially defined its presence in the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has stated that the country's land forces have "completed preparations" for the redeployment of some of their units to Azerbaijan and will soon be sent to the zone of conflict.
“In fact, it turns out that they wear uniforms and spend their lives only to protect Putin's mistress. What a humiliation for the Russian Navy,” said Alexey Navalny, the leader of Russia’s off-parliament opposition and a popular blogger.
Recently, a number of experts have increasingly often speculated in the media over the issue of the Russian President’s personal and official life. Their information is mostly negative, to put it mildly.
Center For Russian Studies located in Ankara has posted a video on Twitter. According to it, allegedly, there were the fighters of Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary organization. The Russians were accused of “laying of mines” in Tripoli, the western capital of Libya. According to the center, the video was made when the war in Tripoli had just started.
Political crisis in Belarus has been going on for almost three months now. During this time, neither the opposition nor the authorities have managed to consolidate their positions in this confrontation.
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.