MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday he isn't ruling out running for president again in the future.
Medvedev told journalism students at Moscow State University he "never said I would not stand again" especially since he is only 46 years old, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.
"That is such a serious age to abstain from further political battles," he said at the campus meeting. "But this time I have definitely decided not to stand."
Medvedev said the decision made sense politically.
He said he chose not to seek a second term because Vladimir Putin, the current prime minister who served two terms as president previously, had a better chance of being elected the March presidential election.