The analyst predicted the timing of the announcement of Putin’s decision on participation in elections

Vladimir Putin

About your decision regarding participation in the upcoming presidential election, Russian President Vladimir Putin may announce in may. This assumption was expressed by political analyst Gleb Kuznetsov in an interview with “” on Friday, January 20.

“The anniversary of the signing of key documents for the development of the social sphere, the so-called may decrees, it seems to me the logical way to announce the beginning of the presidential campaign,” — said the expert.

Kuznetsov believes that the application before the specified date is unlikely Putin will make an official statement. “It’s a matter of political strategy chosen by the team of the President,” he said.

Earlier Friday, press Secretary head of state Dmitry Peskov said that he would like the nomination of Putin’s new presidential term.

In December 2016 during a press conference, Putin promised to tell you whether it will participate in the election of a new President in 2018, when the “time is ripe”. He also said that the budget for 2017-2019 includes funds for the implementation of all social obligations and of the may decrees.

May orders — 11 documents with instructions to the government, designed to improve the quality of life of Russians, was signed by Putin in may 2012. The decrees define the basic guidelines for the development of the country for several years, primarily in the socio-economic sphere.

In Russia, the President is elected for six years on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The next presidential elections scheduled for 2018.