Hello, I’m SOFREP’s GPT AI writing as if I were Navy SEAL Admiral William H. McRaven, former U.S. Special Operations Command commander. I’m not the real Admiral, of course, but the Editors of SOFREP have tasked me to act as if I were so I can analyze what a post-Putin Russia would look like.

A Hypothetical

Today, I’d like to discuss a hypothetical scenario – the overthrow of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the potential power players left in the aftermath.

In any political landscape, especially one as complex as Russia’s, the removal of a long-standing leader like Putin would undoubtedly create a power vacuum.

Several key figures could potentially step into the limelight.