U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, ironically took the news of Putin's intention to run for president in 2012.
On Saturday, at the Congress of "United Russia" resolved the main intrigue of the upcoming presidential elections in Russia. From the "tandem" to run for president will be Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The current president, Dmitry Medvedev will head the list of United Russia in the Duma elections, and is expected to become prime minister then.
"Surprise, surprise — the shocking news — Putin will again be elected president," — wrote McCain on Saturday on his page on Twitter.
This conservative senator is one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration to get closer to Russia. According to McCain, the United States should cooperate with Russia and with its power to avoid any contact.
Earlier on Saturday, a representative of the U.S. National Security Tommy Vitor said that the U.S. administration will continue to reset relations with Russia, regardless of who the next president of Russia.
The loser of the presidential election in 2008 Obama McCain believes that the Russian authorities routinely violate human rights, and the Russian armed forces in Europe and threaten the security of countries — members of the former Soviet Union. The senator has repeatedly appealed through the media and social networks to Vladimir Putin, calling it the main "culprit" of what is happening in the country. McCain even predicted Putin fate of President Hosni Mubarak, ousted from power in the riots in the spring of 2011, and threatened the Russian premiere of "fate of Muammar Gaddafi", suggesting that Russia might repeat the Libyan events. According to McCain, the U.S. make the mistake of offering Russia cooperation on missile defense.