Russian elite – 2008: Putin, Medvedev, Pugachova, Zhirinovsky

Russian elite – 2008: Putin, Medvedev, Pugachova, Zhirinovsky
# 26 December 2008 08:35 (UTC +04:00)
APA reports that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin still tops the list. He is followed by President Dmitry Medvedev, who was the fifth last year. Member of Russian Public Chamber, singer Alla Pugachova takes the third place. The rating of Russian elite is prepared on request of the Kommersant newspaper by All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center and Levada-Center. “Top ten elite” includes leader of Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky (4), Minister of Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu (5), leader of the communists Gennadi Zyuganov (6), film director Nikita Mikhalkov (7), Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov (8), First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov (9) and singer Iosif Kobzon (10). In general, the rating includes 100 people. For the first time “Top-100” includes football player Andrei Arshavin (18), humorist Vladimir Vinokur (32) and poet Nikolai Dobronravov (42)
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