Russian Federation celebrates victory in World War II

Russian Federation celebrates victory in World War II

MOSCOW: secured a fresh term as Russian prime minister on Tuesday, as the lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly for President 's long-term ally to retain his post. A total of 374 MPs backed Medvedev's candidacy while 56 voted against.

Medvedev has been prime minister since 2012, after four years serving as Russia's president while Putin switched to the premiership because of term limits.

Medvedev in turn thanked Putin for his support and said his government would work towards fulfilling new national targets Putin announced following his inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term this week.

Putin will this year once again carry a photograph of his father.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued veiled criticism of the United States in a speech before a Red Square parade marking the anniversary of Germany's defeat in World War II, listing "pretentions to exceptionalism" as a factor that drove Nazi aggression and saying such attitudes remain a threat to global security today.

Medvedev's leadership has focused on the "modernization", and economic development of Russian Federation, and the decision follows Putin's announcement of a strategic development plan to guide Russia's economic and technological progress through 2024.

"My parents found a photograph of my late grandfather who was killed by the Ustashas, so I will walk beside President Putin to show that we want to preserve the memory of those killed by fascism in those hard times, and with the desire that those times never repeat", Vucic stressed. Download The for your English and other languages.

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