President Dmitry Medvedev, right, and Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin are seen during a meeting of the Commission for Modernization and Technological of Russia's Economy in Dimitrovgrad, ... more 
President Dmitry Medvedev, right, and Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin are seen during a meeting of the Commission for Modernization and Technological of Russia's Economy in Dimitrovgrad, Russia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The Kremlin says Russia's influential finance minister has resigned following a televised confrontation with President Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev had angrily demanded that Alexei Kudrin immediately explain his criticism of Medvedev's policies or step down. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Presidential Press Service, pool) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By RIA-Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Presidential Press Service, pool
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 1:20 PM EDT