Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (born 14 September 1965) is a Russian politician who is the current Prime Minister. From 2008 to 2012, Medvedev served as the third President of Russia.
Born to a family of academics, Medvedev graduated from the Leningrad State University Law Department in 1987. Medvedev defended his dissertation in 1990, and worked as a docent at his alma mater, now renamed the Saint Petersburg State University, where he taught Civil and Roman Law until 1999. Medvedev's political career began as the Election Campaign Manager, and later as an adviser of the St. Petersburg Mayor, Anatoly Sobchak. During this time, Medvedev befriended Vladimir Putin.
Regarded as more liberal than his predecessor, Medvedev's top agenda as President was a wide-ranging modernisation programme, aiming at modernising Russia's economy and society, and lessening the country's reliance on oil and gas. During Medvedev's tenure, Russia emerged victorious in the Russo-Georgian War, and recovered from the Great Recession. Recognising corruption as a most severe problem in Russia, Medvedev launched an anti-corruption campaign, and initiated a substantial law enforcement reform.
The ski resort Rosa Khutor and the Mountain Tourism Center of Gazprom can deprive of access to drinking water more than 100 thousand people in the vicinity of Sochi.
The company spends about 10 billion rubles a year to pay for flights.
The strategic program for the development of the North has been cut by the Russian government by 17 times. At the same time it turned out that the construction of nuclear icebreakers "Arktika", "Siberia" and "Ural" was disrupted because of technical problems that arose after the "annexation" of the subtropical Crimea.
The government can once again cut spending on the state program for the development of the Arctic.
How's Navalny's movie "He's not Dimon" is associated with Iskander Makhmudov, and when Alisher Usmanov will finally give copper to the country.
Italian winemakers start the Dimon brand.
As the son-in-law of Rosneft's head, Timerbulat Karimov, became head of the city council of Ples, where the "secret dacha" of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is.
The Minister for the North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov turned out to be the richest person in the Russian government.
The government recommended metallurgical holdings to consider iron ore supplies to companies in the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, as RBC found out. The plants there were left without raw materials after the introduction of Ukrainian blockade of railway communication with the self-proclaimed republics.
It argues that the oligarch gave the premiere a mansion worth 5 billion rubles.
Russia is waiting for a new privatization, senseless and merciless.
The current head of VTB actually blocked the decision of the Government for the sale of a blocking stake in the bank. Now the privatization is possible either after the lifting of sanctions, or after the resignation of the stubborn top manager.
This amount includes the costs of the bridge itself and its approaches.
The government prefers to export gas, rather than provide it to the citizens.
Every third Russian risks to fall from the "low middle class" level and become poor.
Will the investigation of Mutko's activities result in depriving Russia of the football world championship in 2018?
Minnikhanov criticized the federal center for "pumping out" money from successful regions.
What brought the replacement of Vladimir Yakunin with Oleg Belozerov for the customers?
Rostec is creating a tank monopoly.
Raw materials, which have been kept in the State Fund since 1980, will cost the company 67.5 billion rubles.
The purchase of 19.5% of shares of Rosneft by Glencore and Qatar Investment Authority still raises many questions among economists. It is being prepared in strange secrecy, they say. And last week, like a bolt from the blue, it was announced that the stock of the oil company had been already sold to Glencore and the QIA.
On December 9, the State Duma adopted the country's budget for 2017-2019 in the final reading, which can be considered a historical event, at least on paper. Russia reduced government spending in nominal terms for the first time during the reign of Vladimir Putin since the early 2000s.
Belarus offers Russia to exchange shares Bashneft for a stake in Belarusian companies, said President Alexander Lukashenko. No answer until now, he complained.
The arrest of Alexey Ulyukayev is the first step towards the arrest of the famous dog lover.
The government is ready to impose an 18% tax on purchases from the foreign online stores, followed by the customs duties, but there is no infrastructure for the tightening of customs control.
Why did the authorities pardoned Akhmed and Magomed Bilalov?
The Ministry of Finance has proposed to establish a norm obliging state-owned companies to pay dividends in the amount of not less than 50% of the net profit according to IFRS; a corresponding document has already been sent for approval to the government.
Alexey Navalny published a video of a huge residence near Ples, which, as he states, belongs to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The latter's press secretary, Natalia Timakova, says that the minister just uses it.