Vladimir Putin is under pressure, but the Intelligence Service sees no alternative in Russia now.
“We see no alternative to Putin in Russia. They have a very long tradition of strong leaders. To envision a different framework of governance – that would take a long time to mature in Russia,” the head of the Intelligence Service, Nils Andreas Stensønes, stated during the Security Conference, organized by the National Security Authority on Wednesday.
Stensønes pointed out that Putin is under pressure due to lack of progress in the war, sanctions from the West, and unrest among the oligarchs.
However, it is difficult to judge the stability of such a closed regime, Stensønes noted.
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