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.
“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 Yanukovych 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.