Does Medvedev look more confident now that Vladimir Putin has said he'll run for president? Likely Medvedev will swap titles and become Prime Minister when Putin returns to the driver's seat. But for now he's keeping up the appearance of commander.
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Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, left, welcomes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev upon his arrival to watch Center 2011 strategic military exercises in the Chelyabinsk Region, Russia, Sept. 27.