Russian tandem reshuffle

­Russia’s great parlor game has come to an end. President Dmitry Medvedev announced he would support Vladimir Putin’s candidacy to succeed him in 2012’s presidential poll. Was this the plan all along? Is this a good idea? And can what is called a tandem continue to work?

CrossTalking with Fred Weir of Christian Science Monitor, Professor Adrian Pabst, and Guardian correspondent Jonathan Steele.