Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Medvedev Becomes Russian President

Russia's new president, Dmitry Medvedev, attends his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Vladimir Rodionov/AFP/Getty Images

Dmitry Medvedev today became Russia's new president and the country's third post-Soviet leader during a glittering ceremony at the Kremlin which – formally at least – brought down the curtain on Vladimir Putin's eight tumultuous years in power.

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