Medvedev wears platform boots to a meeting with the President of Kazakhstan 



2014/12/17 • Russia

The Russian Prime Minister awed the Kazakh press.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who may be fired from his post by Putin soon, held a meeting with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

According to the press service of the Kazakh President, during the meeting, the parties discussed priority issues in bilateral cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy and energy. However, the Kazakh press was awed by something entirely different.

Nazarbayev’s press service published the protocol photographs of the meeting, and the politicians’ footwear was caught on film. The photo shows the Russian Prime Minister wearing shoes with a five-centimeter platform.

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“Obviously, Dmitry Medvedev is trying to compensate for his short height of 163 centimeters,” writes NUR.KZ.

It is reported that Nazarbayev is 170 centimeters tall. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the same height.

Dmitry Medvedev, with his 163 centimeters, is one of the shortest politicians. Shorter than him are the late leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il (162 cm) and former President of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad (157 cm).

Some of the tallest politicians are former presidents of Georgia and Ukraine. The height of Mikheil Saakashvili and Viktor Yanukovich was 192 cm. Other exemplary figures are the presidents of the U.S. and Belarus. Barack Obama is 185 cm tall, Alexandr Lukashenko has a height of 188 cm.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Source: TSN

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  • RedGA

    Is he trying to look like Frankenstein? Frankenstein’s (Putin’s) monster?

  • Eddy Verhaeghe

    This is totally irrelevant!

    • W8post

      You’re absolutely write, Eddy; that’s why there is a saying about short sighted people; Medvedev fits the description…(and NO, there are no spellings errors here..)

  • Paul P. Valtos

    Height does not mean intelligence. If course nor does it mean common sense.

    • LorCanada

      Height (tallness) can mean a more thoughtful person, like the Senate (Canada) and “sober second thoughts” appellation.
      In hand reading people with long fingers are good at attention to details, are slower to react, less impulsive. Those with short fingers, beware, they see things from a broader perspective, are highly charged, impulsive.
      You might say the circuit wires of energy have to travel further in the tall person with long fingers and less so in the shorter ones.

  • Dirk Smith

    Sums up this third-world petrostate kleptocracy.

  • LorCanada

    Napoleon didn’t worry about height. He spoke to his generals while looking straight ahead and they lowered their head to hear him.

  • ErnestaBN89

    Russia’s refusal to play by the rules? Well… The well-groomed, civilized European world could certain set remarkable instances of the behavior of this sort for us to follow. For instance, Britain could drop off the role of a save haven for about $ 80 billion stolen (sorry, earned) in Russia and “invested” in Belgravia, Hampstead, Chelsea, etc., etc., etc. This money is highly welcome back home. A fantastic opportunity demonstrate play by the rules, isn;t it? Looks like Medvedev is still depending on Putin about Ukraine