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Sergei Shoigu - Putin's Right-Hand Man And Possible Successor

Sergei Shoigu, the probable successor of Vladimir Putin / Zevzda.ru. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin who has been at the center of t...


Sergei Shoigu, the probable successor of Vladimir Putin / Zevzda.ru.
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin who has been at the center of the news since February 24 when he announced a military operation against Ukraine, has been in command of his country since 2000 and his current administration would end in 2024.

Nevertheless, the president could remain in power until 2036since in April 2021 he signed a law that will allow him to continue in office for two periods of more than six years each, so he has free rein to be president for up to a year, and if that happens, he would exceed the mandate of Stalin, between 1927 and 1953.

Although it is difficult to imagine a Russia without Putin at the helm for so long that he has ruled that country, when he is no longer president, who would be his successor?

Sergei Shoigu, Putin’s right-hand man and his defense minister, with Ukrainian roots seems to be the chosen man since he has always been at the side of the Russian leader and shares his vision of the world in which Russia has to recover the lost imperial greatness.

Born in 1955 in the city of Chadan, in the Autonomous Region of Tuva (bordering Mongolia), almost 5,000 kilometers from Moscow. He is the son of Alexandra Kudryavtseva and Kuzhuget Shoigu who was the editor of the regional newspaper, who soon made a career in the ruling Communist Party and became secretary of the Regional Committee.

The Russian defense minister has Ukrainian roots since relatives on his maternal side are originally from that country. As Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, he was re-elected twice, in 2018 and 2020. In addition, in 2020 he entered the government and in 2021 he was included in the electoral list of the United Russia party (at the suggestion of Putin).

as defense minister has had to take responsibility for the wars ordered by Putin: from the annexation of Crimea to the Syrian conflict and currently in Ukraine. However, he is not usually the protagonist, since the president is always at the forefront of the announcements.

According to some analysts in Russian politics, consider that Sergei Shoigu, very popular in his country, could (one day) succeed Putin, although that scenario seems distant since it does not seem that the current president wants to leave power.