Thursday, February 28, 2008

Russian President Medvedev

On December 10, President Putin and the two major political parties put their support behind Dmitry Medvedev for the 2008 Presidential Election. The election is just 2 days away, but it is also over.

His current position is as 1st Deputy Prime Minister.

A youthful 42, Medvedev is seen as a moderate, and has worked with Putin for 17 years. He has been a lawyer, teacher and a bureaucrat. He has never held elective office. He came to Moscow from St. Petersburg in 1999. Trim (having lost a good bit of weight in the last year) and often tense-looking, he has a reputation for delivering dry, read-from-the-sheet speeches.

Our Presidential candidates better brush up on our potential world leaders. It looks as though Putin will still have the control of the Russian government that he has worked so hard to achieve by guiding the new administration.

Stay tuned…

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