Media ‘gazing into crystal ball’ on Putin’s nomination at polls — Kremlin
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov voiced skepticism over media reports that the presidential administration has started drawing up a list of authorized representatives for Vladimir Putin, who may become a self-nominated candidate in the 2018 presidential election, TASS reports.
"Political scientists are gazing into their crystal balls on hypothetical possibilities within the framework of the law. Yes, in line with the legislation one can run for president either from a party or be self-nominated. They are hashing over all these possibilities trying to guess what options will be used if the president runs in the election," Peskov explained.