Moscow concerned over no breakthrough in US administration’s relations with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 11:41
Diplomat comments on Trump’s son-in-law contacts with Russian ambassador to USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 11:24
Moscow utility crews clean up freak storm’s aftermathSociety & Culture May 30, 11:15
Hurricane death toll rises to 14 in Moscow, Moscow RegionWorld May 30, 9:52
One serviceman killed after An-26 plane makes hard landing in western RussiaWorld May 30, 9:15
Hurricane sweeps across central Russia wreaking havoc on 180 roofs and 2,000 carsWorld May 30, 8:59
Traces of Barents Sea plankton, bacteria from Madagascar found on ISS surfaceScience & Space May 30, 7:39
North Korean media boast successful ballistic missile launchWorld May 30, 7:03
At least 10 killed as militants shell Syria’s Deir ez-Zor — SANAWorld May 30, 5:49
BOCHAROV RUCHEI, August 29 (Itar-Tass) —— LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said both President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would run for presidency in 2012.
“I think that judging from their position in society and the state, their interviews, work experience and work schedule, they both are ready and intend to run,” Zhirinovsky said after a meeting between the resident and the leaders of seven registered political parties on Monday, August 29.
“Naturally candidates from the Communist Party and the Liberal Democratic Party will participate in the elections,” he added.
“I have participated in the [presidential] elections four times and I am ready to run again as long as there are relevant decisions of the LDPR congress,” Zhirinovsky said.
He believes that four candidates will compete for the presidency in 2012 and the elections will involve two stages. “I think the second stage will be most interesting. Someone from the Kremlin team and someone from the opposition will make it to the second stage,” Zhirinovsky said.
He does not rule out that both Medvedev and Putin will run in the second stage. “This is also possible,” he added.