GarryB wrote:Do you at least agree the person has to be well known figure? Maybe the transition happens by 2025, and some younger popular figure can up?
How well known was Putin when Yeltsin picked him as his successor... which was possibly the only thing Yeltsin did right in my opinion.
I doubt Yeltsin was making any decisions after March of 1999. There was a soft coup in the wake of the gang rape of Serbia by NATO.
The year 1999 also marked the full on dropping of monetarist voodoo economics.
Thank God for the Soviet Army and the KGB. They saved Russia by installing Putin. But Putin was not just a sock puppet. He
was already worming his way up the system from the St. Petersburg level and managed to con Boris Berezovsky into thinking he
was his stooge. Putin subsequently cleaned house in Russia and removed the gangster oligarchs from power by the end of
his first term. Starting with his second term Russia has been undergoing a fantastic revival.
Ukraine is what would have become of Russia if the gangster oligarchs continued to control the federal government. We would
not be talking about Avangard but about Russia's partition.