Russian President Vladimir Putin cherishes power for two reasons. Such opinion on air of radio station «Echo of Moscow» was expressed by its chief editor Alexei Venediktov.
«The first – as far as I can through the fellowship with people, its surrounding, its opponents say, he sees a mission. His return to the presidency after the Medvedev interlude was followed in a narrow circle with the words: «see, without me, just haven’t lined up all that I could safely leave and reach out to someone. Tried – it is visible, that begins to unravel, so I haven’t finished this design, where Russia is strong and powerful, rose from his knees,» he said.
According to Venediktova, «it said loved ones who know him the price».
«The second story, I think, not less important, is the history of his personal safety. He made a lot of enemies – political enemies and force enemies. Here we heard in the news how it was guarded during his visit to Syria. I must tell you that Yes, American presidents are also guarded. Because there are lots of people who will want revenge. And no security,» – said the chief editor of «Echo of Moscow».
He noted that «some presidential candidates say that Putin must be in the security zone».
«Yeah, I guess there’s physical security, do not forget. And I think this is also an important reason. So: mission and security», – said Venediktov.
65-year-old Putin is President of Russia since may 2000, with a break in 2008-2012, when he was Prime Minister.
December 6, Putin announced his intention to run for the next presidential elections scheduled for 2018. A politician will go to elections as the independent candidate.
«Mission and safety.» Venediktov said the reasons why Putin cares about power 17.12.2017