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Friday, December 15, 2017

“There will be surprises”: the Kremlin is looking for rivals to Putin the liberals and businessmen

According close to the Kremlin sources, “Vedomosti”, the President’s administration continues to look for opponents for Vladimir Putin in the upcoming elections and are now discussing the possibility of the appearance among them of some liberal and businessman.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The exact names of such candidates, however, are not yet known: earlier allegedly discussed the candidacy of the former Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin, however, a number of sources do not confirm that it remains relevant to this day. However, the edition promised in the campaign expected “surprises.”

Meanwhile, from “liberals” about their candidate’s plans, said the founder of the “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak.

The whole situation with the preparation of the campaign of Putin is another source of “Vedomosti” described as follows: “the Kremlin is now worked as if in a dark room is the elephant: one person holds his trunk, a second leg, a third behind the ear. Everyone can feel their part, but understand that in General occurs, it is impossible”.

Recall that in the Duma elections of 2016 took part suddenly created “Party of Growth” under the guidance of the business Ombudsman of Russia Boris Titov, who scored 1.29 percent of the vote, despite the involvement of a number of high-profile politicians — from Irina Khakamada to Oksana Dmitrieva.

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