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Russian parliament confirms Putin as prime minister

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2008 10:31 am | Updated: 10:08 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin was named prime minister of Russia Thursday after a fervent speech full of ambitious plans that overshadowed his low-key successor and suggested that he will keep a strong hand in ruling the country.

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