“Although trust was already at risk due to pension reforms and most other events, all of them have no particular weight compared to what Mishustin’s government may face today.” political analyst Marat Bashirov wrote, “Dmitry Medvedev’s recent resignation as Prime Minister has not destroyed the belief of most experts that he will succeed to President Vladimir Putin. Even on the contrary, this event corroborated their guesses.”
Experts say that the current economic crisis caused by the COVID-2019 pandemic and the so-called “oil prices war” is the evidence of this theory.
Political analyst Marat Bashirov believes that the former president and prime minister Medvedev might have been taken away from the attack at the right time:
“The tandem is alive. If we imagine for a few seconds that Vladimir Putin was aware of the possible emergence of the coronavirus, limited measures of transportation, trade and self-isolation, withdrawal from OPEC’s deal and, as a result, the drop in oil prices, the storms on exchange markets, and the decline of the ruble against the dollar, then the following conclusion emerges: former president Dmitry Medvedev was saved from this bitter blow to credibility.
Although trust was already at stake because of pension reforms and most other events, all of them have no particular weight compared to what Mishustin’s government may face today,” Bashirov wrote in his Telegram Channel @politjoystick.
“For a few seconds, let's imagine that after these extraordinary events, Dmitry Medvedev will be able to come back in a new role to an important high position of power, for example, the head of the State Council,” Bashirov said. “It will be reincarnation. A real and elaborate actualization of the tandem.”