Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: AP

How Vladimir Putin outplayed Russia’s opposition politicians

  • Many see the president’s unexpected leadership reshuffle as a strategy for staying in power well past the end of his term in 2024
  • But the latest shake-up is very different from what happened in 2011-2012, when efforts to engineer Putin’s return to the presidency sparked protests
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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: AP
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