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Re: INSIGHT - (for Peter) Surkov

Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 1816463
Date 1970-01-01 01:00:00
Wow... kick ass.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren Goodrich"
To: "Peter Zeihan" , "Lauren Goodrich"
, "Marko Papic" , "Reva
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:32:45 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: INSIGHT - (for Peter) Surkov

from godfather:

Vladislav Yurievich knows that he can not lead Russia. That is not what he
is trying to do. When all of his reforms are complete, he sees the head of
United Russia as the second highest if not the equally as high as the
president. The way he explained his plan to myself and a few others last
week was that Stalin held two titles: Leader of the Soviet Union and
General Secretary of the Communist Party. Both titles were the most
powerful positions in the USSR. If Vladislav Yuievich can not hold one
(which he can not), then he will hold the other. If he is a**testing the
watersa** as you call it, then he has not spoken to me about it.

my reply: But I thought Surkov wanted to stay out of the spotlight.

from godfather:

Yes and no. He is still ambitious. He is still controlling. He still feels
that he knows best on how to run this country. Too many people trying to
guide this country at the moment. Taking the actual reins is a way to
ensure that he is taking the lead. That is why Stalin held all these
offices and did not parse the positions out or trust others in those

my reply: It always comes back to the Stalin complex with you people!
Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334

Marko Papic

Stratfor Junior Analyst
C: + 1-512-905-3091
AIM: mpapicstratfor