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Moscow patriarchate signals support for Putin

Catholic World News - September 27, 2011

The Russian Orthodox Church has signaled approval for the decision by President Dmitri Medvedev to nominate his prime minister, Vladimir Putin, to be his successor. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, who head the public-affairs department for the Moscow patriarchate, said that the transfer of power provides “a genuine example of integrity and courtesy in politics, an example that I believe would be the envy of our predecessors and people who lived through the Soviet period.”

Since Medvedev and Putin have worked as political allies, it is questionable that the nomination is a genuine transfer of power. And although he will clearly be the leading candidate, Putin’s victory is not guaranteed. The presidential election will be held in March 2012.

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