Historic Day In Russia: May 6th, 2008!

Medvedev, New Russian President!


Today is a special day in Russia:

Dmitry Medvedev will be inaugurated as Russian President today. He will become Russia’s third President, to succeed his predecessors Boris Yeltsin (elected as President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic in 19991 and re-elected as President of the Russian Federation in 1996) and Vladimir Putin (elected as the country’s President in 2000 and 2004). Medvedev won a presidential election held on March 2, 2008.

Today is unique & historic for Russia it will be for the first time that an incumbent President will hand over the authority to a new national leader while still in office. Boris Yeltsin resigned as President before the end of his term.

Kyle & Svet

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