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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin became the most powerful Russian in the Russian version of Forbes. The rating was compiled for the first time.
According to the authors, the head of state “automatically” deserves first place, because it occupies the second place in the list of most influential people in the world, compiled by the American version of the magazine (after Chinese President XI Jinping, but ahead of U.S. President Donald trump).
Second place was taken by the head of Sberbank German Gref, the third — the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller. Also in the top ten were Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (fifth place) and the Director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov (eighth place).
As noted by the authors of the rating, the participants received additional points for invitations to the annual meeting with the President (for businessmen and top managers) and for membership in “United Russia” (for officials). Among other parameters: the size of the budget or assets under management, number of employees, the opportunity to influence the lives of people and the closeness to the President.
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