Recently, the media scene is excited by news about Russian President Putin’s intentions to conduct the manual rotation of the government. There was even a leak to the press concerning supposedly intercepted Putin’s private conversation with notorious Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, owner of London Chelsea FC.
It is to be recalled that in mid-June, some Russian and European media published a fragment of a conversation between two Russian-speaking people whose voices journalists attributed to Putin and Abramovich.
If that fact is true, Putin offered the billionaire to take up a post of the Prime Minister of Russia, instead of Dmitry Medvedev, who, according to the Russian president, “lost confidence”.
Considering that it is technically impossible to establish the primary source of information leakage, authorship of radio intercept was mothered to Americans.
At the same time, the intelligence community of the UK seems to be more engaged in receiving information about the Abramovich covert activities, especially taking into account large British assets of the oligarch.
Having found such an argument a weighty one, we managed to communicate with known in the recent past senior NATO general who is considered an expert on Russia and has recently provided consulting services to MI6.
Generally, he was skeptical of the likelihood of Abramovich’s appointment to high office, primarily, because of the attitude of the billionaire who does not want to take responsibility for the unpredictable Putin’s policies, which in principle can be reduced to complete curtailment of business cooperation between Moscow and Western countries.
Commenting on the incident with the unveiling of a telephone conversation, the general emphasized that the recent scandals concerning wiretapping of the EU first persons made guide technical units of most secret services to abandon most of their activities.
Answering the question of who may be in advantage to make public the internal Kremlin “wrangles”, an expert on Russia pointed directly to the Chechen leader Kadyrov. The latter allegedly draws a bid on Abramovich’s assets since spent heavily on the participation of his militants in the Ukrainian campaign.
Taking into account that the Russian authorities, who previously fully met Kadyrov’s financial appetites, today are experiencing physical discomfort themselves due to Western sanctions, Kadyrov is forced to search other financial sources, which was the cause of playing this dangerous standalone game.
Besides illegal collection of compromising information on Putin sponsors, the head of Chechnya is actively working to convince Saudi Arabia to consider his candidacy as a possible Medvedev successor, and in exchange for gold and preferences, ensures every assistance in promoting the ideas of Islamic fundamentalism in Russia.
In this regard, the information leak about Abramovich, made by Kadyrov, was consciously aimed to discredit the oligarch and forestall his possible appointment.
Of course, today it is difficult to imagine that Putin at least hypothetically can conceive Kadyrov premiership, but in the Kremlin back rooms future shifts in the power block are already being discussed.
In particular, a fairly low profile of Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu concerning Ukraine can become a certain chance for Kadyrov. In support of this prediction says at least the role that is currently assigned to the Chechen at conflict escalation in eastern Ukraine.
However, the question is who helps Kadyrov act behind Putin and how he is able to lead an independent game in order to subsequently dictate his rules to the Kremlin.tyszecki