Policy 2008, "according to the newspaper" Vedomosti "was elected U.S. President Barack Obama. This conclusion journalists came to the publication of the fact that Obame has gained great support of Americans, becoming in relation to the old administration of a new generation.
However, Vedomosti noted that, despite expectations that Obama can not cope with the dire situation in the country. "It can not be ruled out that the results would be trivial. The extent of the expectations are such that they correspond almost unreal," - writes the newspaper.
"Biznesmenom year," according to Vedomosti became president of the group "Oneksim Mikhail Prokhorov, managed to approach the crisis with minimal financial losses. The publication notes vision Prokhorov, Vladimir Potanin sold a share in the company "KM Invest" and blocking stake in Norilsk Nickel "Rusalu.
"Professional year," Vedomosti cited Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, which is "not afraid to be a greedy, when his colleagues in the Cabinet competed in generosity." However, according to journalists, the next two years to Kudrin will bat because it falls most difficult job in a crisis.
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev was "a mystery year." According to Vedomosti, the question "who is mister Medvedev" is still open. "The major test ahead: landing of the economy will be tough, rtov to be fed, rasplodilos very much, and money to plug all the holes are not enough," - states the newspaper.
Journalists publication also noted that, despite the expectations of many people, democracy, Medvedev has been very manageable, especially since the amendment of the constitution regarding the presidential term.
"For a year," the publication named the former juror at the trial for the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, Yevgeny Kolesova. Kolesov took the courage to object to Judge, declaring that the jury did not ask to make the process of closing. Thus the simple roofer from Moscow turned the course of the hearing, opened the imperfection of the entire judicial system.
The lawyer and the owner of the site "Ingushetiya.ru" Magomed Evloev, who died in late August, was named the "victim of the year." Vedomosti, questioned the official version of the investigation, which Evloev was killed accidentally shot. However, the publication says that he does has its purpose - the resignation of the president of Ingushetia Murat Zyazikova. But it happened only after the death of Evloeva, when the Kremlin became evident that the head of the republic, General FSB turned bad.