Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): «No, I do not feel lonely. Because this deals with the case in which no man is an island. The idea is that the pursuit of a positive outcome or, in general, any results in the working process, concerning not only Russia, but any other country, can only be possible if you rely on a strong and efficient team of professionals and like-minded persons. I... Еще have such a team.» *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that only the Russian people will get to decide on his successor, speaking during the annual 'Direct Line' Q&A in Moscow on Thursday. “I do care about the emergence of a new generation of managers in our country, who are responsible people and will be able to assume responsibility for Russia,” Putin said. Responding to a correspondent’s question on whether he feels “lonely” in Russian politics because of the ease in which he won the last election, the Russian leader said “No, I do not feel lonely. Because this deals with the case in which no man is an island.” He explained that every leader needs a great team behind them.