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Russian Parliament resigns

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Russian Parliament resigns

Yes you read the title correctly.

Ref: BBC News.

Wonder what Putin is up to ?

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Putin is redesgning his political powerbase..

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7890489/Russian-prime-minister-Dmitry-Medvedev-resigns.html

Putin wants to shift power from the presidency to the PM - which would weaken his successor and allow him to pull the strings as prime minister with no term limits. 

Medvedev is a veteran of Putin's efforts to stay in power, having held the fort as president from 2008 to 2012 while Putin retained his influence as PM.  

 

 

Putin has been in power as either president or prime minister since 1999, longer than any other Russian or Soviet leader since Josef Stalin. 

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There's more chance of the queen selling vodka to the russians than there is Putin ever letting go of power.

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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@shutter 

"....longer than any other Russian or Soviet leader since Josef Stalin"

You are forgetting the Romanoffs.... 300 hundred years. 

Sorry, couldn't resist.  😋

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@gleneagles 

Link here for those who think it might be fake news from the 'British Bolshevick Corporation'. 🤔