As OZY examines what’s next for Russia if Vladimir Putin suddenly leaves the scene, attention turns to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
The man at Moscow’s helm may be grooming a successor, or he may just be planning to stay put — for life.
OZY examines what’s next for Russia if Vladimir Putin suddenly departs the scene. Kirill Shamalov probably has a big advantage — he married Putin’s daughter.
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the best of the rest
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