Interview with Yaroslav Lissovolik

Putin's potential involvement in decision-making after his term as president will be welcomed by markets, according to Yaroslav Lissovolik, a chief economist at Deutsche United Financial Group.

“The fact that Putin may become Russia's Prime Minister in 2008 is both well for the continuity of the policy that worked during his presidential term and a signal for the market that Putin is still very much involved in the decision making process after 2008 in Russia. This is essentially is something that removes the bulk of uncertainty about Russia's political landscape. This was about the last question that the investors had in regards to Russia in the coming years. President Putin's involvement is something that I think will be taken positively by the market. It is a signal of greater continuity after the presidential election,” Lissovolik said.