Jan Matti Dollbaum bei Bloomberg

It’s the idea of having an alternative. Putin’s power has been based on the notion that there isn’t an alternative to him. Of course, Putin has real support and that shouldn’t be disregarded in any way, but some of that support is based on the idea that there is no one to replace him. That’s very powerful.

Bloomberg.com, 1. Mai 2021: Russia Doesn’t Have a Navalny 2.0