Interview with Aleksandr Lebedev

Aleksandr Lebedev, a State Duma Deputy until recently, says he expects other presidential candidates to also offer Putin the place as Prime Minister.

“I've expressed my desire to see Putin as Prime Minister back in May. Whether we will see him as a Prime Minister and he'll become the first party Prime Minister – that's who he'll be. In Medvedev's case I can see the reason, why he is actually offering this position to Putin. That thing is that this is a bit premature for Medvedev. We may as well see people like Zhirinovsky, Zyuganov and Kasyanov also offering this position to President Putin,” Lebedev said.