Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at press conference
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Will Dmitry Medvedev run for Russian president again?

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has held his first large news conference since taking office.

Former President Vladimir Putin held such an event every year, and some commentators say Mr Medvedev's decision to is a sign that he intends to run for president again next year.

Many had expected him to hand back the title to Mr Putin - currently prime minister - but now there is talk that the men may run head-to-head in the 2012 election.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 18 May 2011
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