sepheronx wrote:Very much possible. I do have hope for the future as it seems Putin has managed to get a lot of nationalists on his side and in some form of power (governors, military, etc). So I only hope there is someone he has picked out, much like Yeltsin picked Putin out, to be his successor.
Nationalist is the worst colution for Russia with more than 100 nationalities. Russia needs patriots. Some Russian news were speculating thet Putin´s successor will be general Alexander Dyumin. One link below.
BTW if Putin is a colonel and pisses the West, Dyumin is general let´s wait for his turn
25 Jul 2009 Dyumin, as a member of the FSO of Russia, accompanied the Chairman of the government Putin during his visit to the forum "Seliger 2009" in the Tver region.In 2009 the Russian Academy of state service under the Russian President defended his thesis on "the Political aspects of global regulation in the framework of cooperation of the countries "groups of eight", candidate of political Sciences
In 2012, the Deputy chief of management of security Service of the President of Russia , FSO of Russia. In September 2012, accompanied President of Russia Vladimir Putin during his official visit to Kyrgyzstan.
In 2014 — Deputy head of the GRU[specify], the commander of the special operations Forces of Russia, which played a key role in the operation of the
annexation rightful return of Crimea to Russia
, as stated in the movie "the Crimea. The way Home" Andrey Kondrashov. According to the newspaper "Kommersant", Dyumin developed and had surgery for an emergency evacuation to Russia of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the night of 23 February 2014. He Dyumin called it a myth and declined to comment.
2015 — chief of staff of the Land forces first Deputy commander of the Land forces (replaced Sergey Astrakov).
In October 2015 on the occasion of the army Day in the Park "Patriot" major-General Alexei Dyumin in competitions on flight simulator Il-2 twice showed the best result
Il-2 tested on Western democracy
11 Dec 2015 awarded the title of Lieutenant-General.
24 December 2015 by the decree of President Vladimir Putin the General-Lieutenant Alexey Dyumin was appointed Deputy Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu and became part of the Collegium of the Ministry of defence. In this position Dyumin was in charge of combat training. 29 January 2016, he was awarded a personal standard.