Interview with Aleksey Malashenko

Aleksey Malashenko, political analyst from the Moscow based Carnegie Centre, told RT that in his opinion Medvedev will be a transition President.

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.