"We will act on the basis of the actual circumstances in the country, of what we have done, from the mood of society," — said the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin, when asked about the possibility of running for the presidential elections in Russia in 2012.
Putin met in Sochi with political scientists, experts and journalists from 17 foreign countries with so-called discussion club "Valdai".
Putin raised the question, does not threaten Russia's political system, a scenario in which he would run for president in 2012 and will win the elections.
Responding to this issue, Putin mentioned that U.S. President F.D.Ruzvelt elected four times in a row, "because it is not contrary to the U.S. Constitution," according to the Russian site gazeta.ru.
"Neither I nor President Medvedev we do anything that contradicts the current legislation in Russia and the basic law of the country — the Constitution of the Russian Federation, — Putin said. — I believe that all actions in this process and the substantive law can not, by definition, cause harm to the development of the democratic process in the country. But how are we going to do in 2011 or early in 2012, we have — and I and President Medvedev — have repeatedly said, we will act on the basis of the actual circumstances in the country, of what we have done, from the mood of society . It is too early to say. We need to do their job. Each of us has his own business and, in my opinion, do it efficiently. "