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Medvedev to Continue Putin’s Policies in the CIS

This one comes from Reuters:

Putin introduced the 42-year-old Medvedev to leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as “one of the candidates” in the March 2 election, but left no doubt he was more than that. “The CIS is one of the key aspects of our foreign policy and he (Medvedev) was in fact a co-author of the policy that Russia had conducted there,” Putin said. “We should not have and we will not have any revolutionary changes specifically because Dmitry Anatolyevich (Medvedev) is a co-author of the policy,” he said.

The 11 foreign heads of state invited to the summit lined up to shake hands with Medvedev, who stood next to Putin in the anteroom of the pre-revolutionary mansion in central Moscow where the meeting was held.In an unusual break of protocol, Medvedev was given the floor at Friday’s informal summit straight after Putin and spoke for nearly 10 minutes, almost as long as his boss.”In case of my election success I would want to count on the continuation of working relations marked by trust, and on establishing personal contacts with you,” he said. “No doubt, this is important for our peoples and our countries.”