Following Time magazine's announcement, the Russian weekly Expert also named Vladimir Putin its Person of the Year, giving him credit for Russia's resurgence in global politics.
Dmitry Medvedev owes his political career to Vladimir Putin. For most of their
17-year acquaintance, the President has been his boss, in St Petersburg town hall, the federal government and the Kremlin.
Back to the USSR or forward to a new mighty and democratic Russia?
Polls Show Fading Support for Russia's Two Leading Democratic Parties
The Communists, Agrarians and Patriots. Three parties with very different agendas
Global climate change goes hand-in-hand with harsh seasonal temperature fluctuations, droughts, tornados, tsunamis and other calamities, to which no part of the world is immune. Some think, as our ancestors thought for millennia, that all these are acts of God.
Though nominally equal
partners, in reality the
members of the Shanghai
each play radically different
roles within the organisation
depending on their own power,
and their vision of just what the organisation is there for.
It took Putin four days to
approve the previous
Cabinet of Mikhail Fradkov
in 2004, and three days to
approve the Cabinet of his
Kasyanov, in 2000. It took
10 days this time.
to help the president preserve continuity of power
A Presidential Equation with
Five Known Variables
School’s out forever, now what?