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 Russian authorities continue to gradually return to the Soviet practice of multi-billion injections into the African and Asian regimes, despite the federal budget deficit, a reduction in pensions in real terms and a shortage of 266 billion rubles for doctors' salaries.
The autonomous republic asks to support it with 28 billion rubles.
Obligatory sale of foreign exchange earnings, purchase of currency with the permission of the authorities, a special account for certain operations: the right to impose such measures is requested by the government and the Central Bank of the Ministry of Finance.
The court complied with the lawsuit of Medvedev's classmate to Navalny and ordered the latter to refute the information from his "He's not Dimon" film.
Even the Russian Ministry of Finance cannot scrape together enough money for the military, road construction and special medicine. In 2019-2020, the government will need another 4 "extra" trillion rubles.
Moscow provides Minsk with a loan of $700 million for refinancing old debts.
Positions of Igor Sechin, Vyacheslav Volodin and Arkady Rotenberg as the president's close associates may weaken after the elections of 2018. Dmitry Medvedev has the most stable position, a new report by "Minchenko Consulting" says.
Vladimir Putin ordered Dmitry Medvedev's government to facilitate the dialogue between Gazprom and Rosneft.
The ski resort Rosa Khutor and the Mountain Tourism Center of Gazprom can deprive of access to drinking water more than 100 thousand people around 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.