Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Bloomberg about how, in his opinion, should be the future leader of Russia. The text of the interview published on the Kremlin website.
“I believe that the future leader should be a young man, but Mature,” he said, answering a reporter’s question about whether the future leader of Russia by the representative of the younger generation.
Whether the President himself to participate in elections in 2018, is still unknown. According to Putin, to talk about it “entirely premature”. He recalled that in September 2016 parliamentary elections.
“We need to work, you need to ensure that plans were implemented and the goals we set for ourselves, we need to improve the standard of living of people, development of economy, social sphere, improve the defense capability of the country. Depending on these tasks will then see how to organize the campaign of the presidential election in 2018 and who should take part in it. I still did not decided”, he concluded.
The President also commented on the government reshuffle. He noted that the regions not the first time headed by the defense Ministry and the FSB. “There is no exception when, say, the Federal security service — they are worse than?”, — Putin said, adding that Central to this issue is the desire to grow and “serve his country”.