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

Russia limiting adoptions from countries where gay marriage is legal

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Russian government announced a measure Thursday limiting adoption by people in countries that recognize same-sex marriages.

Russia: Ukraine gas debt 'source of anxiety'

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Moscow is troubled by Ukraine's rising debt to Russia for natural gas and wants Kiev to clarify its plans in light of pro-European protests, the Kremlin said.
The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Obama's comment the Iranian nuclear deal is "for the sake of our national security" isn't true.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Medvedev: Ukraine asks for gas payment break

MOSCOW, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the Ukrainian government has requested a delay in paying its debt for purchases of Russian natural gas.
Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- In Christiane Amanpour's exclusive CNN interview with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, she showed the Russian leader -- whose government has supported the Syrian regime -- photos obtained from a Syrian military police defector allegedly depicting the murder of 11,000 prisoners by the Syrian government and asked for his comment.
JC Finley

Russia, China discuss natural gas ties

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it discussed in Beijing its options for delivering more natural gas to the Chinese market with state-owned CNPC.

Olympics electricity grid 'still being worked on,' official says

MOSCOW, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the power grid designed for Sochi for the Winter Olympics -- less than a month away -- is "still being worked on."
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Dmitry Medvedev
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..

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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