Viktor Zubkov

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Putin Will Run for Parliament, Could Be PM

Russia’s prez unveils plans that might keep him at country’s helm

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin will lead the United Russia ticket in December’s parliamentary elections—and could very well be the country's next PM. Term limits prevent the president from running for a third term in March, and his newest plan, revealed today, confirms a long-suspected desire to hold tight to the... More »

Putin Praises Zubkov, Ribs Bush

Russian president won't try for third term—at least now

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin heaped praise upon Viktor Zubkov, the obscure bureaucrat he appointed this week as Russia's new prime minister, at a meeting with foreign journalists yesterday, the Guardian reports. The choice of Zubkov as PM over other highly ranked favorites for the post has created suspicion that he may want... More »

Putin Picks Unknown as New PM

Zubkov nomination may signal internal struggle in Russia's government

(Newser) - Russian president Vladimir Putin shocked observers today by nominating a relative unknown to be the country's next prime minister, the BBC reports. After Mikhail Fradkov resigned earlier, Putin turned to Viktor Zubkov, head of the federal financial monitoring service. Putin had been expected to name first deputy PM Sergei Ivanov,... More »

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