Igor Bunin Rumors

Igor M. Bunin, president of the Center for Political Technologies, a political and business consultancy in Moscow, said Mr. Prokhorov is calibrating his political ambitions to avoid too open a challenge to Mr. Putin, in spite of provocative arrests of his candidates. Sometimes, his approach seems dry. Civic Platform, for example, has been derided as a “party of lawyers.” “He is speaking between the lines,” Mr. Bunin said. “He is saying he is an alternative to Putin, a possible successor. But he cannot commit to a stronger, more confrontational strategy. This is limiting his potential.”