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Text of report by the website of pro-government Russian newspaper Izvestiya on 21 October
[Article by Boris Mezhuyev, political analyst: "The Possibility That the Cabinet and the Presidential Staff Will Have Duplicate Agencies Cannot Be Excluded: Political Analyst Boris Mezhuyev Addresses the Future of One of Russia's Main Political Institutions"]
The future outlines of Russia's political system are more or less distinct. We already know that we should not expect a radical coup, and if the electoral cycle of 2011-2012 turns out as planned, Russia will continue to be an ultra-presidential republic for the next six years. Furthermore, the future cabinet's dependence on parliament evidently will be just as minimal as it is now. The "big" and "expanded" cabinet President D.A. Medvedev has promised now resembles a club of the head of state's supporters, institutionalized in keeping with his preferences and established primarily for the purpose of expanding United Russia's electoral base.
The future of one of present-day Russia's main …