The Anointed One Tracking the Rise of Putin's Crown Prince

Dmitry Medvedev is expected to become Russia's new president on Sunday. A protege of current President Vladimir Putin, Medvedev is suddenly calling for a stronger emphasis on the rule of law, the market economy and freedom of the press. But many in Moscow have their doubts that the new president will become the country's real leader.
Could Russia be facing a system of co-sovereignty, but with the roles reversed -- with Vladimir Putin (right) remaining in command, but as prime minister, and first mate Dimitry Medvedev (left) moving to the Kremlin?

Could Russia be facing a system of co-sovereignty, but with the roles reversed -- with Vladimir Putin (right) remaining in command, but as prime minister, and first mate Dimitry Medvedev (left) moving to the Kremlin?

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