Why Putin’s Government Just Resigned
By Alexis Mrachek
On Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that he and his government were resigning to allow for new constitutional changes by President Vladimir Putin.
The announcement was completely unexpected, and yet the outlook for Russia’s future looks the way many have expected. Putin has been in power for 20 years and will probably continue to be for many years to come.
The announcement, made on state television, came soon after Putin proposed a nationwide vote to shift more power from the presidency to the parliament. But even though Medvedev is stepping down as prime minister, he isn’t going anywhere. Putin declared he would make him the new deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, a powerful body that shapes Putin’s decisions on national security. Read More…