The former President of Russia reacted to Putin’s decision to go to the polls

Dmitry Medvedev

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev urged the government to work as closely and harmoniously in the crucial period before the presidential election, in which intends to participate incumbent President Vladimir Putin. His words leads RIA Novosti on Thursday, December 7.

“I would like to configure all members of the government that now have to be very careful, harmonious and precise work. I’m not saying you’ve worked as something else. However, the company really responsible, please bear it in mind,” — said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.

He also pointed out that the official election campaign will begin after the Federation Council will appoint date of elections.

Wednesday, December 6, at the meeting with the employees of GAZ in Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir Putin announced his desire to run for another presidential term.

Dmitry Medvedev, who held the presidency from 2008 to 2012, in late November, has denied his involvement in the presidential election next year.

Putin was first elected President of Russia in March 2000, and in 2004 was re-elected to this post. From 2008 to 2012 he held the position of Prime Minister, and in 2012 again became head of state.