I am Wearing Black
today because I assume you are in mourning.”
Note the use of the pronoun “you”. Not “we are in mourning”. But “you are in mourning”.
When I first saw the video, it appeared as though Medvedev was wearing a red shirt, and I wondered at the significance of that. But then I looked for pictures, and he is wearing all black.
Boris Gryzlov — Duma Chairman;
Sergei Mironov — Federal Chamber Chairman;
Vladimir Zhirinovsky — Liberal Democratic Party Chairman;
Gennady Zyuganov — Communist Party Chairman;
Igor Lebedev — Faction Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party in the State Duma (also happens to be the son of Vladimir Zhirinovsky);
Nikolai Levichev — A Just Rusia Party Chairman (next to Gryzlov in the photo);
Vyacheslav Volodin — Deputy Speaker of the State Duma;
Ivan Melnikov — vice-chairman of the Communist Party;
Vladislav Surkov — First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.