At a congress,¬†Medvedev¬†proposed Vladimir Putin as his successor for the 2012 presidential elections and explained: “This is a thoughtful¬†decision that we have discussed since the beginning of our comradeship. The fact that we have not announced it earlier, is a matter of political expediency.”
(Medvedev: Speech at the Congress of the United Russia party, September 24, 2011).

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