A few weeks ago we heard how Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was running his country from an iPad while stuck in New York thanks to the Icelandic volcano eruption. Now Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has an iPad in his hands although, if our Google Translate results are anywhere close to accurate, it was lent to him by his aide Arkady Dvorkovich.
Medvedev had the iPad with him at a recent meeting of the presidium of the State Council, the Council on the Arts, and the Council for Science and Technology. At the retreat, Medvedev expressed his support for electronic book readers, although he told the press that he found paper books "much more pleasant." Medvedev commented that he initially found the iPad "impossible to read," but later warmed up to the device to the point that he downloaded the classic Russian novel "A Hero of Our Time" for his son.
Office of Presidential Affairs Minister Viktor Khrekov did caution that the government was not going to order iPads for officials immediately, noting that a common comparison of prices and quality would be performed first.
For those of you who understand Russian, you can view a video of Medvedev and his (borrowed) iPad here.
[via LifeNews Russia]