Medvedev, Putin to ‘decide together’ on future of ruling tandem | Top Russian news and analysis online | ‘RIA Novosti’ newswire: “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Thursday that he and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would make a joint decision on the future of their ‘effective’ ruling tandem.
Medvedev, who was Putin’s handpicked successor, has run Russia alongside the powerful premier since winning the 2008 presidential elections.
Putin was constitutionally barred from standing for a third successive term, but analysts and media outlets have predicted he will run again in 2012, where he could face Medvedev.
‘As for our political future, nobody knows this. But we are responsible people and we will certainly discuss the political future of our country and our role in it,’ Medvedev told the Paris Match weekly ahead of a March 1-3 visit to France.
He also said that his partnership with Putin had been ‘advantageous’ for Russia.”