Russia's Medvedev gives no indication of re-election plans

By REUTERS
April 26, 2011 00:37

 
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MOSCOW - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that he wants to teach after he leaves the Kremlin, but gave no indication of whether he plans to run for re-election in less than a year.

Russians and foreign investors are waiting to hear whether Medvedev, steered into the Kremlin in 2008 by his predecessor Vladimir Putin, who now holds Russia's No. 2 post as prime minister, will seek a six-year term in a March 2012 election.

Medvedev said this month that he would decide "fairly soon" whether to seek a second term. But he avoided mention of the decision in an interview with online television service Dozhd, when asked about his plans once he leaves the presidency.

"It's not the easiest thing -- to find oneself in another life after such a position," Medvedev said. "I don't know what I will do, I'll tell you honestly. I'm certain I will find work, and interesting work at that."

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