Russian President Vladimir Putin will temporarily transfer power to a hardline former federal police while he undergoes cancer treatment. While Putin undergoes cancer surgery, Nikolai Patrushev, head of the Russian federal police’s Security Council, will be in charge of the Russian government.
That will in no way be a solution to the ongoing disaster. For what I have read in various newspapers, Patrushev is an outright villain. He is no better than Vladimir Putin. Moreover, he is a more cunning, and I would say, more insidious person than Vladimir Putin. If he comes to power, Russians’ problems will only multiply multiply.