Speculations about “Транзит“ or transfer of power have circulated in the Russian mass media since Vladimir Putin got elected as the President of the Russian Federation for the fourth time in March 2018. The turbulent
political events of the first weeks of 2020 shed some light on Putin’s strategy for his future. In case he chooses to leave the president’s chair, he will hardly be able to fully control the handover of power and will likely face some unintended consequences.
Polianskii, Mikhail/Rogova, Vera (2020): Lost in transition? Putin's strategy for 2024, PRIF Spotlight 1/2020, Frankfurt/M.