Putin stepping down? ( According to The Sun UK )

robut

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3380969/vladimir-putin-russian-president-quit/

VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to dramatically quit the Kremlin and hand over to a trusted crony, according to a explosive letter revealed during a parliament meeting.

The bombshell letter, which visibly shocked President Putin when it was read out, claims the strongman leader is ready to anoint the speaker of the Russian parliament Vyacheslav Volodin as his chosen successor.
Never a dull day in this world :D

So .. a possibility OR FAKE News??
 


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If he does step down he will still pull the strings behind the scenes as when Medvedev was president and he came back as PM. He has too much to answer for to risk it. Its not like the USSR where there was sometimes a collective leadership (that was able to remove Kruschchev for example).

I suspect this story is just a way for Putin to keep Volodin from getting any ideas. The letter was probably staged. Volodin will now have to go flat out to prove his loyalty to Putin. Very Machiavellian.
 
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Currant bun - a leading outlet on matters of geopolitics?
 

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Considering all their bs about hillsborough, anything the sun says i will take with a pinch of salt.
 

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The Russians must have got to him too.
 

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Surkov's appearance has undergone a dramatic change. @PowerVertical has tweeted about it this morning.



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