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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.

Ashton in Kiev to push political momentum forward

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Ukraine's next government needs to be inclusive and free from outside interference.
Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchinov Tuesday announced a delay in plans to elect a new national unity government.
Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday Moscow would not deal with what he termed armed mutineers in Kiev, Ukraine.
Russia recalls ambassador to Ukraine

Russia recalls ambassador to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russia announced it has recalled its ambassador to Ukraine, citing the deteriorating political situation as the cause.
JC Finley

Remain vigilant in Ukraine, British government says

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The British government said Monday there were still threats from political violence in Ukraine, though the situation has calmed considerably.
Russia bans gay adoption

Russia bans gay adoption

MOSCOW, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Russian government announced Thursday that a new decree now bans foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.
JC Finley
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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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