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Russia's Presidential Transition: Vladimir Putin Remains in Charge

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ariel Cohen

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Politics (Political status)

Keywords: Russia and Eurasia; putin; russia; US-Russian Relations

Type: Brief

Coverage: Russia (Federation)


Amid Kremlin pomp and circumstance, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev will be inaugurated the third president of Russia on May 7. His presidency, however, is likely to be very different than that of his two predecessors, Boris N. Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin.