Head coach of the Russian national team, moving to Russia
the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2008, now compare the popularity of Prime Minister
Russia Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev.
They want to reward the Order "For Services to the Fatherland» IV degree and give him Russian citizenship. He - the idol of a great part of the population and women called their children his name. A man shouting that from now on In Guus we trust.
Dutchman Hiddink suddenly became the man who was able to pick up the keys to the mysterious Russian soul and give hope that the national idea we are still there. The universal admiration for a man who after the World Cup in hockey, "Zenith" and "Eurovision" gave Russians the confidence that "Russia is reviving", has been transferred from the streets to the corridors of power.
Thus, the LDPR faction in the State Duma has already appealed to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with a request to award the head coach of the Russian national football Guus Hiddink Order "For Services to the Fatherland» IV degree. "Thanks to the managerial talent Hiddink's Russia has the right to re-feel competitive football power," - said in the appeal to the Liberal Democratic Party president.
And on Sunday in Brest during intercourse presidents of Russia and Belarus with the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, President Medvedev said that he considered it possible to consider issuing Hiddink Russian citizenship.
The Russian government has decided to allocate from the budget for the development of football 4, 5 billion rubles, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin. And since 2009 in our country begins to act a special sub-program for the development of football.
Out of Russians in the semifinals of the European Championship has led to the fact that Putin and Medvedev now has a serious competitor. According to The Times, the Russians so excited about the release of his team in the semifinals, and amazed at the rapid and beautiful football, that it shows that if Guus Hiddink could run for president of Russia, it could very well elect an overwhelming majority.
Indeed Hiddink took third place in the weekly rankings of mentions in the media. For a week it was mentioned in 269 materials of various Russian media. And this is not the limit. If our players on the night of June 27 will go to the finals, the rating of the Russian national team coach will surpass Putin.