MOSCOW, February 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin was named as world politician number one by media people of global news media community. These are results of World Rating 2013 survey, which was conducted among 175 news agencies and news media outlets, Itar-Tass reported on Wednesday.
The Russian president gained 133 from 175 votes, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were also named at several first positions in the rating. U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping and first black South African President Nelson Mandela who died last December also polled many votes among 53 candidates.