PARIS, December 28. /Corr. Sergey Shcherbakov/. The Russian President Vladimir Putin is among three of the most influential politicians of the expiring in 2015 according to the French Agency AFP.
Foreign Policy magazine included Putin’s rating of “global thinkers”
“The Russian President continues to set the pace in international Affairs, notes AFP. – After the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions in 2014, he (Vladimir Putin) has once again become the Central figure of a diplomatic settlement in the Syrian crisis”.
Along with the Russian leader of the most influential persons of the year were German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the French awarded first place in the ranking, as well as the Times magazine, as well as Pope Francis. Also got a rating of AFP Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and suspended the head of FIFA Joseph Blatter.
The American leader Barack Obama in this year were not included in the list of the most influential politicians by the French news Agency.