Interview with Aleksey Malashenko
Aleksey Malashenko says Medvedev lacks “authority in the political elite. In any case he may be considered a temporary president, a transitional figure. It's very comfortable for everybody. The point is when will he leave?”
“He is completely subordinate to Putin who will keep his position as political and national leader. As for Medvedev himself, I don't believe he is able or allowed to take important measures in domestic and foreign politics. He will continue Putin's line without any change,” Malashenko believed.