Not surprising anybody, former Russian president and current prime minister Vladimir Putin has announced that he’ll be
running for a chance to be the next president of Russia:
Addressing the ruling United Russia party’s annual congress, Mr Putin and current President Dmitry Medvedev backed one another to switch roles.
The announcements end speculation over which man should run for the top job.
I will give the Russian government credit on one thing, they don’t even try to hide the rampent corruption flowing within its veins. While our government in the United States spends a lot of time trying to appear magnanimous and promote the myth that anybody can achieve a position within the government palaces of power, the Russian government all but outright states there is a de facto monarchy.