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LONDON, January 4 (Itar-Tass) — President Vladimir Putin of Russia has been named by the Foreign Policy magazine as the world's most influential political, business, and public figure.
A regular issue of the magazine, which carries a list of ratings of persons who determine ways for the development of the present-day world, appeared on sale on Friday.
This year the magazine decided to leave the the rating list's first line blank, for the enormity of geopolitical and economic problems is so great that no one person can manage them single-handedly.
The magazine refers to the Russian President as the world's most influential politician as of now. He was placed second in the list of ratings of politicians, business people, and public figures.
Further down the list are as follows:
Ben Bernanke, head of the US Federal Reserve System, German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Ayatollah Khamenei, spirtiual leader of Iran, Christine Lagardr, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.