Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Familiarising you with (some) leaders of the world...

...in an attempt to somewhat fulfil my 'international' title.

I have picked a few who have been in the headlines more recently (whether still in power or not), so enjoy the visual delights of Putin, Medvedev, Sarkozy (and of course, his wife), Mugabe, Hu and the hopefuls, Obama and H. Clinton!

Introducing, Vladimir Putin! Up until May 7 2008 (tomorrow), he has been the President of Russia for 8 years. Over the years, he has helped Russia gain economic stability. But, his term is now at an end. Do svidaniya!

And so, we come to Dmitry Medvedev, Putin's successor. Medvedev is currently a first deputy prime minister, and has known Putin personally, for over 10 years. He also had the support of Putin when running for the Presidency, and was elected in March 2008. He will start his new job tomorrow.

Next up, we have Nicolas Sarkozy, and his wife, Carla Bruni. Sarkozy is the President of France, elected into office just last year, and well known for his oratory skills and charisma. He is seen to be very pro-America in terms of economic policies, or at least, more so than previous French presidents. Earlier this year, he announced his marriage to ex-model turned singer, Carla Bruni.

Yes, yes I did pick particularly amusing images. So sick of publicity shots.
More to come!

Photos: seebiz.eu, sheetudeep.com, U.S.News & World Report, Bertelsmann - undergrounds.com


Bonita Silva said...

how beautiful is carla bruni!

and howwwww hilarious was that whole putin thing in the press about leaving his wife for that gymnast woman. HAHA. and with a name like vladimir! golllllld.

Annette Lin said...

Ahahaha. LOVE the pics!!