Time names Putin one of world`s 100 most influential people
He is second after the Dalai Lama
Time Magazine has named outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin one of the
The U.S. magazine released its annual list for 2008 on May 1.
Putin, who was Time Magazine`s person of the year for 2007, was included in the category "leaders and revolutionaries", along with the Dalai Lama; the three U.S. presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama; U.S. President George W. Bush; Chinese President Hu Jintao; African National Congress President Jacob Zuma; Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and other well-known political, religious and public persons.
The magazine publishes a short essay about each person. The essay about Putin was written by former U.S. State Secretary Madeleine Albright.