In a panel moderated by Reuters Editor at Large Harry Evans, the panel answers a question from the audience about whether Russian leader Vladimir Putin could face a coup d'etat.
What's the possibility that they coup d'etat and it led by the oligarchs who becomes so western. I think it's a misconception first of all -- well -- -- -- westerner I think it's also the -- -- -- is a -- what Clinton did when he came and is he destroyed you know. He basically such -- you can leave the country. Or you can forfeit some of your assets and all of a political power. In order to continue to participate in the system. And the majority of them. Agreed to it took that deal so at this point after fourteen years on. Recently there huge -- interconnect. There isn't an independent. So entities that you could called oligarchs. And again it would have evidence that it's a closed system we don't really know what's gone that. I have seen no evidence that there. Distinct factions and then there's any chance that. A liberal or you know -- factual coalesce against which. But have access to a question cola cups in his speech in pro two days ago. Said if we isolate Russia where it may have a -- dates have like 1917. And -- would go back was to sell this you have this has been the rhetoric. Of of all. From from. Auto crashes that between I stand between the daily that deluge this is Mubarak's recchi picked it right but. That that somehow. That somehow. Who may -- what he's saying to the west is yes I am I know they think I'm bad in this way and that way but if you really dig down into the Russian. -- well all all this kind of crappy -- conversation what you're gonna discovers an -- totalitarian and they love this stuff and they will the next thing you know look Gary had to deal with it. When Gary was dealing at a certain point development on protest against Clintonism. He was in alliance -- People like Edwards -- -- off who had tendencies I think Gary would be the first to agree that are attractive to you. But it was it it was a coalition of anti Clintonism. There are strains in Russia very deep strains very wide strains. That are in in some ways. Even scarier than than -- But we're talking about power. Not tendencies and some of these tendencies are exaggerated and encouraged five. The close media universe that you have today of intellectuals are crazy intellectuals like people's names like -- and for high enough and so on. Who if you set them up on stage they would tell you that they'd like to see the United States blown up. There's no rhetorical and into the air that aggression. But they're also very useful to the regime -- regime but it you know if if you if I weren't here you'd have to got up this is the dynamic of that today.