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UPDATE: Moscow metro crash death toll at least 20, hundreds more injured

UPDATE: Moscow metro crash death toll at least 20, hundreds more injured

MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) --At least 20 people are dead and more than 100 are injured after a train derailed on the Moscow metro due to a "technical catastrophe."
Aileen Graef
Russian reporter killed in Ukraine

Russian reporter killed in Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine, June 17 (UPI) --Igor Kornelyuk, a Russian television reporter was killed near Luhansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, the state-run VGTRK broadcasting company confirmed.
Ed Adamczyk
Russian PM: 'thousands' fleeing Ukraine for Russia

Russian PM: 'thousands' fleeing Ukraine for Russia

MOSCOW, June 5 (UPI) --Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev alleged Thursday that "thousands" of civilians have fled the Ukrainian crisis into Russia.
JC Finley
Kremlin awaits Ukrainian gas decision

Kremlin awaits Ukrainian gas decision

MOSCOW, May 29 (UPI) --An agreement on gas debt between Ukraine and Russian energy company Gazprom may be finalized by the end of the week, a negotiator said Thursday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russia and China sign 30-year natural gas deal worth $400 billion

Russia and China sign 30-year natural gas deal worth $400 billion

SHANGHAI, May 21 (UPI) --Russia and China have signed a mammoth, 30-year natural gas deal estimated to be worth over $400 billion, which has been nearly 10 years in the making.
Ananth Baliga
Lithuania to get gas discount from Gazprom

Lithuania to get gas discount from Gazprom

MOSCOW, May 15 (UPI) --A deputy director at the Russian energy company Gazprom said Thursday the company will reduce the price it charges Lithuania for natural gas by 20 percent.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russia to Ukraine: pay $3.51 billion gas bill by June 3

Russia to Ukraine: pay $3.51 billion gas bill by June 3

MOSCOW , May 12 (UPI) --Russian energy company Gazprom has demanded Ukraine pay $3.51 billion in advance for gas supplies, or risk having shipments halted.
Ed Adamczyk
Russian PM Medvedev visits Crimea, unveils economic development plan

Russian PM Medvedev visits Crimea, unveils economic development plan

March 31 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the newly-annexed Crimea on Monday, where he announced an economic development program.
JC Finley
Pentagon spends $300K a year to read Putin's body language

Pentagon spends $300K a year to read Putin's body language

March 12 (UPI) -- The Pentagon press secretary confirmed that about $300,000 a year is spent on reading the body language of world leaders, including Russian President Putin.
Aileen Graef

Russia threatens to bar START treaty inspectors

MOSCOW, March 8 (UPI) -- Russia is considering responding to U.S. sanctions by suspending the reception of START Treaty inspectors, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.

IEA sees no energy disruptions through Ukraine

PARIS, March 6 (UPI) -- The International Energy Agency said it is keeping close watch over natural gas transits through Ukraine to Europe, but hasn't observed a physical disruption.

Ukraine to face consequences for unpaid gas debt

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Ukraine there would be "adverse consequences" should it not settle its outstanding gas debt.
Vice President Biden telephones Russian prime minister

Vice President Biden telephones Russian prime minister

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday to discuss Russia's military intervention into Ukraine.
JC Finley
Every Russian medalist awarded with Mercedes-Benz from government

Every Russian medalist awarded with Mercedes-Benz from government

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave a new Mercedes-Benz to all 44 Russian Olympic medalists on Thursday.
Evan Bleier

Russia says it won't interfere in Ukraine's affairs

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russia won't interfere with events in Ukraine and expects other countries to follow its lead, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wave after their meeting at the Prefecture Palace in Milan July 23, 2010. UPI Photo/Alex Volgin..
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Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (Russian: Дми́трий Анато́льевич Медве́дев, tr. Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev, IPA:  ( listen); born 14 September 1965) is the third and current President of the Russian Federation.

Born to a family of academics, Medvedev graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University in 1987. He defended his dissertation in 1990 and worked as a docent at his alma mater, now renamed to 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 an adviser of St Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak. During this time, Medvedev befriended Vladimir Putin. In November 1999, Medvedev was hired in the Russian presidential administration, where he worked as deputy chief of staff. In the 2000 Presidential elections, Medvedev was Putin's campaign manager. On 14 November 2005, Medvedev was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister and was tasked with overseeing National Priority Projects. He also worked as the Chairman of Gazprom's board of directors, a post which he held until 2008.

On 10 December 2007, Medvedev was informally endorsed as a candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections by four political parties: United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party of Russia and Civilian Power, and was officially endorsed by United Russia on 17 December 2007. Medvedev's candidacy was backed by the popular outgoing President Vladimir Putin, giving a significant boost to his popularity. The 2008 presidential election, held on 2 March 2008, was won by Medvedev with 71.25% of the popular vote, and he was inaugurated as on 7 May 2008.

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