11/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vladimir Putin Signals Plan To Reclaim Old Job As Russian President

Vladimir Putin today gave his strongest indication so far that he is planning to get his old job back as president, hinting that he is considering a return in 2012.

Speaking to a group of scholars and international journalists, Putin said that he and his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, would take a joint decision over which one of them would hold the post next. Putin stepped down as president in 2008, becoming Russia's prime minister, installing Medvedev in his place.