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Russian Scientist Asks Medvedev to Be Son's Godfather at Award Ceremony

Russian scientist asked Dmitry Medvedev if he would become a godfather of their daughter.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev found himself in an awkward spot during a recent award ceremony when a young professor asked him to become the godfather of his newborn child.

The unusual request came after Medvedev had presented the man, an employee at Moscow State University, with a prestigious government award for young scientists, ITAR-Tass reported Monday.

Having received the award, the unidentified professor at the behest of his wife then asked Medvedev if he would become a godfather of their daughter, the report added.

Medvedev perhaps wisely refrained from answering the request, but in his closing remarks did congratulate the young scientist and his partner on the birth of their newborn child.

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