Dmitry Medvedev



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.

 

Vladimir Potanin and Alexey Miller destroy the nature of the North Caucasus

Society22.07.2017

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.

Rosneft is among Russia's largest owners of luxury helicopters

Business17.07.2017

The company spends about 10 billion rubles a year to pay for flights.

Russian Arctic programs are in jeopardy

Officials12.07.2017

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 thought about cutting expenditures on the Arctic by 17 times

Business02.07.2017

The government can once again cut spending on the state program for the development of the Arctic.

Keys from Udokan

Business05.05.2017

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. 

Italians earn money on Russian Prime Minister's faults

Business21.04.2017

Italian winemakers start the Dimon brand.

Go-to guy in Ples

Officials20.04.2017

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.

In 2016, Vladimir Putin earned more than Dmitry Medvedev

Officials14.04.2017

The Minister for the North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov turned out to be the richest person in the Russian government.

The Russian government asked Usmanov and Mordashov to help Donbass

Business16.03.2017

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.

The Anti-Corruption Fund asked the Investigative Committee to initiate a criminal case against Medvedev and Usmanov

Officials03.03.2017

It argues that the oligarch gave the premiere a mansion worth 5 billion rubles.

Country for a penny

Society27.02.2017

Russia is waiting for a new privatization, senseless and merciless.

VTB privatization will take place only after the resignation of Andrey Kostin

Business22.02.2017

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.

The cost of the Kerch bridge project exceeded 300 billion rubles

Business01.02.2017

This amount includes the costs of the bridge itself and its approaches.

Gazprom doesn't give a damn about Russian citizens' needs

Business23.01.2017

The government prefers to export gas, rather than provide it to the citizens.

The Russian middle class is shrinking

Society18.01.2017

Every third Russian risks to fall from the "low middle class" level and become poor. 

Undermining the Mundial

Officials09.01.2017

Will the investigation of Mutko's activities result in depriving Russia of the football world championship in 2018?

Tatarstan Is dissatisfied with the Kremlin

Governance02.01.2017

Minnikhanov criticized the federal center for "pumping out" money from successful regions.

Starting it all over again

Officials30.12.2016

What brought the replacement of Vladimir Yakunin with Oleg Belozerov for the customers?  

The fate of Uralvagonzavod

Business28.12.2016

Rostec is creating a tank monopoly.

Norilsk Nickel to buy 1.5 million tons of Soviet copper concentrate from Rostec

Business28.12.2016

Raw materials, which have been kept in the State Fund since 1980, will cost the company 67.5 billion rubles.

Sale of 19.5% of shares of Rosneft as a secret special operation

Business15.12.2016

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.   

RBC investigation: the lost decade of the Russian budget

Society10.12.2016

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.

Lukashenko told about trying to participate in the privatization of Bashneft

Governance18.11.2016

Belarus offers Russia to exchange shares Bashneft for a stake in Belarusian companies, said President Alexander Lukashenko. No answer until now, he complained.

Security forces picked up the trail of Igor Shuvalov

Governance16.11.2016

The arrest of Alexey Ulyukayev is the first step towards the arrest of the famous dog lover. 

How the introduction of duties and taxes on purchases from online stores threatens the Russians

Internet09.11.2016

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.

Forgiveness for prodigal brothers

Business18.10.2016

Why did the authorities pardoned Akhmed and Magomed Bilalov?

The state is not quite sure how state-owned companies spend their money

Business13.10.2016

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.

Navalny told about "Medvedev's dacha" in Ples

Society15.09.2016

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.