Russian President denies power conflict with Putin.RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (Russian: Дмитрий Анатольевич Медведев; born September 14, 1965 in Leningrad), is a Russian has, for the first time, publicly denied he was in power struggle with his mentor, predecessor and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
" Today, there is no doubt that our tandem is working rather coherently," Medvedev said in an interview to German magazine Der Spiegel Der Spiegel (The Mirror) is Europe's biggest and most influential weekly magazine, published in Hamburg, with a circulation of more than one million per week, having a readership of an estimated 6.5 million. on the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. of his trip to Germany to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Referring to the rumours about the power struggle between the two leaders after Putin's recent remark that he would be running for presidency in 2012, Medvedev said: " All predictions that our tandem will break up at any moment have not proven to be true." In September, Putin told the Valdai Discussion Club that he would reach an agreement with Medvedev " because we are of the same blood and of the same political outlook". " As for personal preferences, I think each individual has his or her own perceptions of whose views, conduct or presentation are more appealing. That is also true with regard to Putin and me," he told the magazine.
" I do not wish to one day find myself and Putin resembling the aged leaders from the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union The Central Committee, abbreviated in Russian as ЦК, "Tseka", was the highest body of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). Its full name was standing on Lenin's Mausoleum For other uses of Lenin's Tomb, see .
Lenin's Mausoleum (Russian: Мавзолей Ленина Mavzoley Lenina) also known as Lenin's Tomb in similar coats and hats, when it was impossible to tell ( Leonid) Brezhnev from ( Mikhail) Suslov," he said.
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev had criticised Putin for his suggestion of a return to the presidency in 2012, saying the country's future must be decided by the people.
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