/ November 9, 2008

Highlights From Medvedev’s State of the Nation Address

The Russian president said in his address:

– proposed extending the presidential and parliamentary terms of office from the current four years to six and five years respectively

– Russia will deploy short-range Iskander missiles in its exclave of Kaliningrad next to Poland in response to U.S. missile plans for Europe

– Russia will push for reforms to global political and economic systems

– Russia will not give up its role in the Caucasus

– Political and economic changes in Russia will not violate political freedoms and private property

– proposed guaranteeing parliamentary seats for parties that win between 5% and 7% of the vote

Read the rest of the highlights here .

Source: RIA Novosti

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