It turns out that Russian President, Dimitri Medvedev, loves photography. He developed the love early in his childhood while using a junky fully manual Soviet-made camera. He wishes he could take more photos, but his busy schedule only allows him to take photos from car windows and the hotels he stays. The 3 minute mark in the video is pretty funny. He says he likes taking photographs of people, but it might be considered odd if people see him taking pictures of themselves seeing that he’s the leader of the former Evil Empire (sorta).
He also mentions his belief that the best photography is one that captures the fleeting moment. I don’t agree with that. We’ll have to debate this idea if I ever run into him.
He loves the Leica M9, too. But who wouldn’t love that full frame beautiness?