Putin learns from mistakes to tighten his grip on power

No threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin's future (Photo: dpa)
No threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin's future (Photo: dpa)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has learned from his mistakes. He remains in total control of Russia’s power and political life by neutralising any opposition. But speculation mounted when he disappeared for 10 days in March, 2015. Could his enemies remove him and how could this be achieved? Or is he here to stay?

SPECULATION about the fate of Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the rise, with predictions proliferating that his days in the Kremlin may be numbered.

The market value of such predictions is very low. The same goes for predictions that the Russian economy is about to collapse, which is clearly not the case. It is troubling that so muc...

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