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NEW YORK, October 30. (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is leading the list of most influential people in the world, according to Forbes. The magazine has published its annual rating on Wednesday: runner-ups are U.S. President Barack Obama, who headed the list last year, followed by Xi Jinping, paramount leader of China.
Forbes ratings 2011-2012
Russia’s President have made it to the top three in the magazine’s most influential rating in 2011 and 2012.
In 2011, while he was Russia’s Prime Minister, Putin held second place; in 2012 he “took bronze,” silver was awarded to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Other notable Russians made it to the list last year as well: Dmitry Medvedev (61 place), businessman Alisher Usmanov (67) and Gazprom’s head Alexey Miller (100).
In 2007 TIME magazine named Putin Person of the Year; in 2008 he was put on the TIME 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2011 Putin Confucius Peace Prize was awarded to Vladimir Putin.
In 2012 the Russian president was awarded with World Energy Forum prize for contribution to world energy policy.
Earlier this year International Academy of Unity of Nations of the World has named Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.