This claim will be judged true if the former Russian Minister of Defense and currently a First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov succeeds the current President Vladimir Putin and becomes the next president of the Russian Federation by the end of 2008.
Whether Sergei Ivanov becomes president by winning the coming presidential elections, by direct appointment by the current president Vladimir Putin or any other legal or illegal manner is irrelevant for the purpose of this claim.
If Sergei Ivanov dies before he becomes president, or somebody else becomes the next Russian president before him, this claim will be judged false.
At the creation date of this claim, the next presidential elections were scheduled for 9 March 2008.
I will judge this claim as soon as someone succeeds Putin as RF president.