Putin again introduces Medvedev into a big game
The new post of first deputy chairman of the Military-Industrial Commission, which will be taken by the deputy head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, allows him to join the main thing – the “arms race”, said Ilya Grashchenkov, president of the Center for Regional Policy Development.
His point of view, writes ” Politics Today “, the expert argued that the key for Russia now is the issue of transferring the country’s economy to a military footing.
“But not in the sense that “everything is for the front, everything is for victory,” but in the sense that it was weapons that became the missing element of the mosaic of success in import substitution. It turned out that a lot of things need to be created, so Medvedev’s involvement is a resource position,”
– says Grashchenkov.
The expert agreed with the opinion that today Medvedev is “the number one successor.” Firstly, he noted, President Vladimir Putin himself feels that way. He has a special relationship with Medvedev. At one time Medvedev supported the “tandem castling”, giving power to Putin and taking the post of prime minister, which confirmed his negotiability.
Medvedev has experience as a president
“Secondly, Medvedev is a person with experience as a president. There are no others like him. Third, despite his poor ratings in the past, many remember Medvedev’s period from 2008 to 2012 as golden times, stability, wealth. It is possible that the ratings can be improved on this nostalgia, ”
Recently Medvedev has taken a “hawkish position” on a number of issues. He also began to write rather harsh posts on social networks.
“Medvedev’s position remains very good, and the new position really returns him to the position of succession,”
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the creation of a new position – the first deputy chairman of the Military Industrial Commission. It will be occupied by Dmitry Medvedev. He since 2020 is also the Deputy Head of State in the Security Council. Medvedev will have the right to independently hold meetings of the commission in Putin’s absence. His duties will include the creation of councils and working groups that will consider issues within the competence of the body and prepare proposals for their solution.
This position appeared in Russia for the first time. The subject of the military-industrial complex is well known to the former president of the Russian Federation. On behalf of Putin, Medvedev already controlled the work of the military-industrial complex. It is including the production of military equipment and its supply to the troops. It was through the Security Council.
“The decree structures the work that was carried out by the control group of the Security Council under the leadership of Dmitry Medvedev. Control measures will be continued within the framework of the work of the Military-Industrial Commission,”
This appointment of Medvedev caused controversy in the pool of experts. Some felt that the politician was never given a new job. They only transferred the old duties to another department. However, others point out that the dual status of the deputy president in the Security Council and the military-industrial complex is a “huge power resource”. It is allowing him to become the main candidate to succeed Putin in the run-up to the 2024 elections.
The leader of the ruling United Russia party
The former president still leads the ruling United Russia party and is one of Putin’s most trusted allies.
Another confirmation of this is Medvedev’s recent visit to Beijing. He met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who traditionally conducts negotiations at the highest level. That is, with heads of state. This time the conversation was held between the leaders of the two political forces. That secured the special status of the Russian politician.
“You have to understand that, in addition to writing posts in Telegram, Dmitry Anatolyevich does a lot of work, which is not very advertised, but which is very important. In particular, recently they began to show its functionality to accompany the reconfiguration of the military-industrial complex,”