When chatter among participants at a Khabarovsk meeting got too loud, he called them to order with a mild: “Attention, colleagues!” — far softer than Putin’s trademark phrase for such occasions: “I want you to listen to what I say !”
But on the evidence of the Khabarovsk meetings, Medvedev should persevere with the tough style because it goes down well.
“Dmitry Anatolyevich, we enjoyed today a tough conversation at today’s meetings,” one local reporter told Medvedev.
“Did you really like it?” Medvedev asked. “Yes!” came the enthusiastic answer."
См. блог корреспондентов Reuters - http://blogs.reuters.com/russia - Operation Successor.