Putin's confidant... the person who is the Kremlin's biggest strength


No one knows how Putin makes his most important political decisions, but it has a huge impact on some people. These people are Putin's trusted people. Who is behind every important decision of the Kremlin?

Russian President Putin's trust is his biggest strength.

Vladimir Putin took oath as President of Russia for the fifth time for a new six-year term. 71-year-old Putin, who has ruled Russia since the beginning of the century, was once again seen walking on the red carpet of the Grand Kremlin Palace.

Putin formally took power in Russia for the first time in 2000. Since then India has seen three Prime Ministers changing. In Britain, 7 Prime Ministers have changed, whereas in America, we have seen five different Presidents. Even as the war in Ukraine enters its third year, Putin shows no signs of wavering. Behind their decision of Putin are some of his confidants who are considered to be the biggest strength of the Kremlin. Putin only makes decisions, only his confidants decide how the work will be done.

Who are Putin's confidants?

No one knows how Putin makes his most important political decisions, but it has a profound effect on some individuals. Nikolai Patrushev, the head of Russia's Security Council, is considered the most trustworthy among them. 72-year-old Patrushev led a coup in 2016 to prevent Montenegro from joining NATO.

The second name in this list is that of 72-year-old Alexander Bortnikov, who is the current director of the FSB and one of Russia's top security personnel. The most important thing is that he is also counted among Putin's confidants. He has a strong hold on Russia. Thousands of people have been detained under his watch, along with unprecedented restrictions on civil society. It is also believed that he promotes anti-Western sentiment around the President.

A friend from Spy days

69-year-old Sergei Naryshkin is the head of Russia's foreign intelligence agency SVR. The bonding between Putin and Naryshkin goes back to their spy training days. Naryshkin was posted to Brussels at the same time as Putin was sent to Dresden by the KGB. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, 68, is a long-time confidant of Putin. He has accompanied Putin on hunting and fishing trips to Serbia in the past. Shoigu was once seen as a possible successor. He oversaw Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Who is the mastermind of the Ukraine attack?

The mastermind of the Ukraine attack is believed to be 68-year-old Army General Valery Gerasimov, who is the Chief of the General Staff. The Ukrainian invasion plan was the inspiration of General Gerasimov. General Gerasimov is credited with leading the early Russian withdrawal from Kiev in the first few weeks of the war and then retreating from Kherson the following November.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, 74, is the Kremlin's first deputy chief of staff and has now taken on a more prominent role as a political strategist. He has been influential in the management of Russian-occupied territories in Ukraine and Putin's political influence campaigns.

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