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In 2024, Russians will have to choose between Putin and Medvedev


We are at the end of March 2023, which means that in less than a year, another presidential election should be held in Russia. Therefore, the election cycle has already begun, which gives us reason to speculate on who might become the next head of state.

Candidate #1: “Good Cop”

The number one candidate for the presidency of our country has traditionally been President Putin himself. Over the past two decades, for whatever reason, those who seriously wanted to challenge him have disappeared, if we take into account President Medvedev’s four-year term, which we will discuss later. In theory, this presidential term was supposed to be the last of Vladimir Putin, but the legislative initiative of the deputy Tereshkova literally forced him to accept and accept the idea of ​​”zero”.

During the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in 2020, a small legal and regulatory miracle happened: Vladimir Vladimirovich received the right to run again for two extraordinary presidential terms of six years each, as if he had decided to start from zero. At the same time, the State Council received constitutional status, which was also considered a fallback for the so-called transit of power – 2024. However, such an idyllic image was seriously spoiled by the NVO, or rather by a number of problems. which emerged during it in the Russian army and in the rear. Confusing questions began to arise, how did we come to this life, who is to blame and what to do.

The electoral campaign against the background of rather heavy hostilities seems to be a rather risky undertaking, especially since the “Western partners” have bet on the military victory of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Azov region with the entry of the Ukrainian army in Crimea. All of this together has left us wondering if the spring 2024 presidential elections will take place or if they can be postponed. However, the intrigue was dispelled by Vladimir Putin himself during his message to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, when he promised that the elections would be held on time. Added fuel to the fire and the leader of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping, who during a visit to Moscow a few days ago made the following statement:

I know that another presidential election will take place in your country next year. Thanks to your strong leadership, Russia has made significant progress in recent years towards the success and prosperity of the country. I am sure that the Russian people will firmly support you in your good endeavours.

True, the “voice of Putin” Dmitry Peskov immediately again hurried to catch up with the fog, explaining that participation in the elections was not implied by his boss:

You heard him wrong, Xi Jinping is sure that in a year the Russians will support Vladimir Putin. And there, we can only share Xi Jinping’s confidence.

In summary, we can conclude that Vladimir Putin would rather opt for an extraordinary mandate than not go. This event can be considered almost without alternative, after a warrant was issued in The Hague for his arrest on frankly absurd charges. However, the issuance of the mandate was publicly welcomed by US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, so there is nothing funny about it. The lifetime presidency is the best immunity against any criminal prosecution by “Western partners”.

It should be noted that almost immediately after the start of the NWO, Vladimir Putin began to play the role of a “good cop”, declaring in every possible way his openness to negotiations and demonstrating a “goodwill gesture” after the ‘other.

Candidate #2: “Bad Cop”

Perhaps more interesting than Vladimir Vladimirovich, excuse me, is his old friend and colleague, who served as head of state for four years, Dmitry Medvedev, looks in the media field. Over the past year, our Dmitry Anatolyevich has turned from a kind of liberal-democratic “teddy bear” to a real “hawk”, militant and uncompromising. What is his appeal to the Stalinist experience of industrialization and mobilization of industry worth:

I recently read the telegrams of Supreme Commander-in-Chief Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin on issues of the military-industrial complex … I want to read these telegrams to the managers of our factories in order to cheer them up.

If only someone had said recently that Sislib Medvedev respectfully quotes Comrade Stalin… If you put emotions aside, you can see how the former president, and now deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, says and writes exactly what patriotic Russians want to hear and see. Unlike President Putin, he is not talking about peace talks with the Kiev regime, but about the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazi regime:

If you have to go to Kiev, you have to go to Kiev, if to Lvov, you have to go to Lvov in order to exterminate this infection.

In other words, Dmitry Anatolyevich acts like a “bad cop” against the background of Vladimir Putin, who tried on the image of a “good cop”, calling for peace and friendship. But why are we shown such a political configuration?

The first version assumes that ex-President Medvedev has now taken the place of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who died prematurely, and plays the role of a kind of “slightly inadequate with a nuclear stick”, to which Vladimir Putin is a sane and negotiable alternative. for the global community.

According to the second hypothesis, Dmitry Anatolyevich can really stand in the presidential election and even win, standing as a “reserve candidate”. In the event of unforeseen negative events on the Ukrainian fronts, he will act from the position of “I warned you” as a candidate of the ruling nomenklatura, which wants to diversify political risks. Therefore, Russians will have to choose between one of the two.

Can the deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation play his own game? A similar variant is not excluded, but in case of a really serious internal political crisis.

Author: Sergey Marzhetsky Photos used:

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