Russian Prime Minister’s political influence soared
Medvedev, who resigned as Russia’s prime minister in January, did not occupy the second place in the list for the first time in many years, this time ranked fourth, according to the ranking of “Russia’s top 100 most influential politicians” released by Russia’s Independent newspaper.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is still at the top of the list, followed by general office director of the Russian President Vaino and defense minister shaiku, the Beijing Global Times quoted Russia’s satellite news agency as saying. In fifth place is the new prime minister, mishushkin, who was only 51st a month ago.
Every month, Russia’s Independent newspaper publishes a list of Russia’s top 100 political figures, which is based on the results of a questionnaire survey of famous Russian political scientists, political analysts, media experts and representatives of Russian political parties.