According to Putin’s online Biography
, he is a Russian politician who served as the second President of the Russian Federation. As of the 2012 Russian election, Putin is currently the President-elect. Putin became acting President on 31 December 1999, when President Boris Yeltsin resigned, he won the 2000 presidential election. In 2004, he was re-elected for a second term lasting until 7 May 2008.
Putin’s dissatisfaction with operating from the sidelines along with playing the role of the power behind the scenes has motivated him to boldly retake the presidency. The Russian presidential election was a foremost intersection for the nation.
In 2012, there were two doors open to Russia’s political future. The first door was open to Vladimir Putin’s decision to leave political power and permit Russia to move in a positive direction with new leadership. If Putin had disappeared from public activities, the Russian people would have been able to thoroughly dissect opposition candidates competing for the Russian presidency. A positive direction for Russia’s future would have opened the door that could have led to better prosperity and independence for Russians.
Regrettably, Putin failed to leave power quietly, but instead he opened the second door to reclaim power. Putin will attempt to regain his former strength and refine Russia militarily, socially, and ideologically based on nationalistic policies that are no longer feasible for the nation. Putin’s victory and term may be temporarily successful before resulting in his assassination by likely elements within Russia’s opposition forces. Putin faked an assassination attempt on his life in the past, according to the Guardian
reports. By pursuing the Russian Presidency, Putin could experience a real assassination within the near term by Russians who opposed his reelection to the presidency.
Russia’s Future Leadership
For Russia, the path is being paved for the rise of a Russian dictator, a person that may be equal to Stalin in cruelty and discipline. Opposition protest in Russia has created an environment of chaos in that nation, which is the breeding ground for dictators.
The future Russian dictator who might replace Putin may be a disciplined KGB type of a leader. He may resurrect the dead Soviet Union style of leadership that we saw during the days of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, and Leonid Brezhnev. Many Russians may experience persecution and death under his leadership. This Russian leader will need to be intellectually brilliant and disciplined to divide and conquer the internal and external challenges facing Russia.
Finally, this Russian leader may become an enemy to the Western community of nations because of the current Western intervention into the political and military affairs of Russia along with the departure of Russian youth to Western countries. He may employ Russian nationalism to slow down the exodus of Russia’s youth from the country, while He attempts to strengthen the military power of Iran, Turkey, Venezuela, and other anti-Western nations. He may use Russian oil to blackmail Eastern Europe nations. Russia’s future appears gloomy and repressive if Putin is removed from power.