Next week Vladimir Putin will again become Russia’s President and replace at this post Dmitry Medvedev.
How Dmitry Medvedev will be remembered by his compatriots? A popular blogger Alex Exler asked this question and got hundreds of replies. Here are some of them.
What will Russians remember from the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev?
nalymov: Renamed militia into police. [link]
Igor_sabadah: Pardoned Mokhnatkin. [link]
barmental: 1. Abolished incandescent light bulbs. [link]
2. Abolished daylight time saving practice. [link]
rusputin: How he danced “American boy”.
sfrolov: War with Georgia.
_quetzalcoatl_: Published the program for fighting corruption in Russian Federation and afterwards the report about people’s miserable income.
veronica_funtom: And I will remember him that in contrast to Putin he almost never was late for his own events. We have a joke that he [Putin] will be late by at least 2 hours even for his own inauguration.
dedmoroz777: He will be remembered for the fact that nothing has changed. And I am glad about it.
semisvetiks: Badminton soon will be popular in Russia ;-)
Yuri Nureev: Disproportionately big number of words “need” and “necessary” in his speeches.
vasodjan: Using his power he was able to get rid of Putin, but hasn’t done it. Thus, I won’t remember him.
pier_luigi: Child on the post of president.
sbeg_sh: It turned out that even being the first person in the state one can be invisible and miserable.
[Note: One of Medvedev’s nicknames is “miserable”]
zxzxzx2004: The most weak-willed leader of the country. Even Brezhnev fades on his background.
pragak_2012: The first president “lawyer” who was completely ignorant of the country’s constitution; very mediocre actor playing the role of president.
Kir Chertkov: Remembered for the fact that under his rule it became absolutely clear that the changes will not happen.
roma_nowa: When shaking another man’s hand, he NEVER looked into his eyes (((
ashap_spb: A sense of shame for our country will be memorable.
snowman68: And his nasty wife with visits to Montecatini.
artumbo: He is the winner in the category “For the best supporting role”.
marinatitarenko: And I like him, at least he is lively and straightforward, yet fair …. and most importantly not as ”rusty”, as the next one…..
eduard_nesterov: It’s you who had such a president!
And mine was the President Dmitry Medvedev – young, intelligent, educated politician. Never was ashamed of him when he spoke at international forums. And he is respected by European leaders (Sarkozy, Merkel). He led with dignity, “forcing Georgia to peace”, fired the mayor of Moscow, Luzhkov (lover of honey and public money); conducted a series of democratic reforms: election of governors and participation of parties (numbering more than 500 persons) in the political process.
And you, hardly able to find words for explanation, want to humiliate a person and call him mean names. You should thank the authorities that you can do it without being punished. What else do you need? Called names and [think that] you rose to the level of a good man?
nyobee: Despite everything, I sympathize with him. He was a very clever man of progressive views. Alas, weak - and this is his tragedy. All the time of his presidency, he understood that he was a puppet. Perhaps, without the pressure of the “big brother” he could become the type of president that Russia needs - energetic, proactive, and modern-minded. I feel sincerely sorry for him.
marta_ketro: For increasing the presidential term.
[Note: Dmitry Medvedev increased the presidential term in Russia from 4 to 6 years. His successor Putin will be the first to enjoy this change]
yalexey: As a result of modernization fools and roads are called now the problems of management and communication.
[Note: 1. Great Russian writer Gogol wrote “There are two misfortunes in Russia: fools and roads.” Many people agree that written more than 150 years ago – this maxim is still very true. 2. Medvedev frequently talked about the need of modernization in Russia]
jupalna: I always called Medvedev ”an enthusiastic boy,” because during his trips abroad and in Russia, he always looked at things with genuine interest and curiosity))) There was such a feeling that he was happy like a child)
pullda: Just like that – misunderstanding [ed: mistake]