Dmitry Medvedev

Russian, Georgian leaders hold phone talks over Abkhazia

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Medvedev calls for environmental clean up, crack down on polluters

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Medvedev promises closer energy ties with Kazakhstan

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Putin still the power behind Russian ‘throne’, says key adviser

Putin still the power behind Russian ‘throne’, says key adviserMoscow, May 21  : Vladimir Putin remains the country's real power ,Russian president Dmitry Medvedev ,one of his closest allies has confirmed.

According to, Igor Yurgens, one of Medvedev's most trusted aides, Putin has kept most of the presidential powers with him.

"There are difficulties in having a very strong president and a new but not so strong – bureaucratically, I mean, not intellectually – president," Yurgens told European business executives at a conference in Moscow,” said Yurgens.

Russia's new president to visit China

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