Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the list of the most influential people of the American magazine Foreign Policy.
At that, in fact, Russian President holds the second place in the rating, as the first place, according to the newspaper, is not occupied by anyone. The authors attribute this to the fact that "everyone is waiting for someone else, who will be ready to shoulder the responsibility for the most difficult and dangerous challenges of the modern world".
Third place went to the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke. Next on the list are German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Following Obama are President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde are in eighth and ninth places in the ranking, and closes the top ten of the most influential people in the world Saudi monarch Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Earlier Forbes magazine named U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladmir Putin's most influential people in the world.