President Vladimir Putin is running for a second consecutive term and a fourth term overall. Putin will win this voteand all of the following elections.
He is the president for life as he cannot just quit like Zimbabwes Robert Mugabe or South Africas Jacob Zuma. Hostage to his own crimes and misdemeanors, Putin is doomed to die in his Kremlin residence.
|Yuri Maltsev is professor of economics at Carthage College. He is the author of, Mass Murder and Public Slavery: The Soviet Experience, in the Fall 2017 issue of The Independent Review, the quarterly journal of the Independent Institute.|