Chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov revealed the name of one of the most likely successors to President of Russia Vladimir Putin. His opinion was shared in conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Gordon.

“Ask me who he [Vladimir Putin] will choose a successor today, I would say that he would choose between the four people, including Dmitry Anatolyevich [Medvedev] in the first position,” — said Venediktov.

The transition of Dmitry Medvedev to the post of Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation is a transfer to the reserve, noting that he was “absolutely loyal and devoted [Putin] man.”