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.

 

Russia introduces increased import duties for goods from the US

Governance06.07.2018

The Russian Federation introduced reciprocal duties against American goods. True, these tariffs compensate for only $ 87.6 million out of $ 537.6 million in losses from US restrictions.

Medvedev named the main task of Rogozin as head of Roskosmos

Officials26.06.2018

Dmitry Medvedev instructed former vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin to deal with the finances of the state space concern. This will be followed by "optimization" and on Russian space, which is an obsolete collective farm with phenomenal amounts of theft, it will be possible to bravely put a cross.

Shipping companies are threatened by losses due to rising fuel prices

Business25.06.2018

Transport workers complained to the government about price increases.

Company "Rusal" is trying to keep business in conditions of sanctions

Business22.06.2018

Will the company be able to maintain business in spite of sanctions.

London court froze British assets of Gazprom at the suit of Naftogaz

Business19.06.2018

The assets of the Russian company in the UK are frozen to ensure the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration on the payment of "Naftogaz" 2.6 billion dollars.

Ferry from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad ran aground

Business18.06.2018

While the project for the development of the Ust-Luga ferry communication - Baltiysk for 5 billion rubles, designed to ensure the transport security of the Russian enclave in the Baltic, is trying to get off the ground, but the line is working intermittently.

Who will be affected by the reform to raise the retirement age and why is it needed?

Governance14.06.2018

Money for the rehabilitation of oligarchic banks and assistance to the victim of US sanctions, Viktor Vekselberg, is, and on old-age pensions (on average 2.5 times lower than in Poland) - no. Therefore, for Russian men, the retirement age will be increased from 60 to 65 years by 2028. For women, the retirement age will move from 55 to 63 years by 2034.

Chef Vladimir Putin engaged in gold mining and supply of mercenaries in Sudan

Business07.06.2018

The structures of Eugene Prigogine got into Africa.

General cleaning: why Igor Shuvalov began to reduce VEB employees

Business04.06.2018

Igor Shuvalov began work at the head of VEB with a proposal to cut almost half of the staff of the state corporation. Although the savings will be small. To become an effective development institution, VEB needs to cut costs, experts say.

Why Dmitry Kobylkin is needed in the government of the Russian Federation

Officials22.05.2018

What is the appointment of the former governor of Yamal to the Cabinet of Ministers.

Unsinkable Sergei Prikhodko will remain in government

Officials19.05.2018

But already in a lower position of deputy head of the apparatus of the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev.

The road for billions of dollars

Business17.05.2018

VSM Chelyabinsk - Ekaterinburg: who needs it, who will pay for it and how it will be built.

Mikhail Abyzov was kicked out of the government

Officials14.05.2018

Mikhail Abyzov will not join the new government, sources told RBC. Since 2012, he oversaw the work of the "open government".

Dmitry Medvedev became prime minister again

Governance09.05.2018

In this post he will have to start implementing many unpleasant reforms for Russians. One of the first is raising the retirement age.

How Vitaly Mutko will change the real estate market

Officials09.05.2018

Former Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko may soon become vice-premier. What tasks will the new curator of the construction industry in Russia face?

Medvedev called candidates for a new government

Officials08.05.2018

The Prime Minister of Russia announced the list of candidates for the posts of vice-premiers in the new government. The post of the first vice-premier can go to Anton Siluanov, the ex-minister of sports Vitaly Mutko will supervise the construction sector.

The new president of the Russian Federation was pleased with his plans

Governance08.05.2018

Vladimir Putin gave the new-old government six months to find the recipe for an economic miracle.

The government will force state companies to refuse imports

Officials23.04.2018

State-owned companies will have to import substitute equipment in a wide range.

Viktor Vekselberg's assets were frozen by $ 1.5-2 billion

Business22.04.2018

The reason was the US sanctions. To save his money, the oligarch has already met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Victor Vekselberg has margin calls

Business19.04.2018

Under the US sanctions, the oligarch received problems with loans for $ 800 million. He already complained to Dmitry Medvedev and hinted at the state's participation in solving this problem.

The Kremlin prepared for the most stringent US sanctions

Governance17.04.2018

The Kremlin and the government are preparing for the fact that the US can take the most severe scenario in the process of imposing new sanctions against Russia. Considered actions in the case of sanctions against the national debt and disconnection of Russia from SWIFT.

The average income of Russian political elites has risen sharply

Governance16.04.2018

The average income of members of the Federation Council and the State Duma, officials of the Kremlin and the White House rose from 25 to 128%, it follows from the information they published about the declarations.

The Ministry of Finance proposed to accelerate the introduction of new duties on Internet commerce

Officials09.04.2018

The Ministry of Finance proposes to lower the threshold of duty-free Internet trading to 500 euros as early as July 1. Earlier, to begin to impose duties on a parcel of more than 500 euros, the government was going to start on January 1, 2019.

The government's pocket is a quarter full

Officials04.04.2018

Three quarters of the government's reserve fund for 2018 has already been spent.

Gazprom was on the verge of collapse

Business05.03.2018

The gas concern is brought to the handle by the illiterate management of Alexey Miller.

Rosatom hopes for the icebreaker "Leader"

Officials27.02.2018

The head of the corporation, Alexei Likhachev, at a meeting with Vladimir Putin remembered the previous projects.

UAC will enter the Rostech at MS-21

Business01.02.2018

And then it can be combined with the "Helicopters of Russia".

New Year of Russian oligarchs and officials

Society11.01.2018

Where did they meet New Year's Eve Dmitry Peskov, Dmitry Medvedev, Alisher Usmanov, Vladimir Potanin and Igor Sechin?