Succession is a dirty word…in the Kremlin.
Throughout documented history Russian succession has been a bloody, violent, often tumultuous event with far reaching consequences for the whole of Russia. Will the end of Putin’s regime bring more of the same…? — “History has proven that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government, are transient. Only democratic systems are intransient.” Vladimir Putin, 1999. In The Road to Unfreedom (1), Tim Snyder sums up the dilemma facing the Russia people with respect to Vladimir Putin.