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Russia starts anti-corruption hotline

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Russia is setting up a telephone hotline and Web site for citizen complaints of corruption, an official said Friday.
Obama to sign nuclear arms reduction pact

Obama to sign nuclear arms reduction pact

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- President Obama signs the new U.S.-Russian arms reduction treaty Wednesday in the Oval Office, the White House said.
Nuclear arms treaty moving ahead in Russia

Nuclear arms treaty moving ahead in Russia

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says it is too early to discuss limiting tactical nuclear weapons with the United States.

Moscow vies for financial center status

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russia has work to do before President Dmitry Medvedev's dream of turning Moscow into a major financial center is realized, experts in Davos, Switzerland, said.
Medvedev: START could be in effect soon

Medvedev: START could be in effect soon

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Russian arms treaty could go into effect next month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday after approving treaty ratification documents.
Medvedev pushes privatization program

Medvedev pushes privatization program

GORKI, Russia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President Dmitry Medvedev is directing Russia's government to draft economic liberalization measures by March 1.
Obama pledges U.S. support to Medvedev

Obama pledges U.S. support to Medvedev

MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama mingled condolences on the Moscow airport bombing and congratulations on the START treaty in a call Tuesday to his Russian counterpart.

Moscow backs TAPI gas pipeline

MOSCOW, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Moscow pledged to back the Afghan government in a series of energy projects, including plans to build a pipeline from Turkmenistan, the Russian president said.
Medvedev praises new Afghan Parliament

Medvedev praises new Afghan Parliament

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in Moscow Friday he hopes Afghanistan's new Parliament will bring the nation together and restore Afghan statehood.
Russia recognizes Palestine

Russia recognizes Palestine

JERICHO, West Bank, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recognized Palestine as an independent state during a visit to Jericho.
Medvedev urges nuclear treaty ratification

Medvedev urges nuclear treaty ratification

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the country's Parliament should quickly ratify the new nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States.
Medvedev sends Christmas message

Medvedev sends Christmas message

MOSCOW, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a message of "joy and hope" to Orthodox Church followers and all Russians celebrating Christmas Friday.
Medvedev cancels Israel visit over strike

Medvedev cancels Israel visit over strike

MOSCOW, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will travel to Jordan and the Palestinian Authority despite being forced to cancel a visit to Israel, officials said.
Russia to slim its bureaucracy

Russia to slim its bureaucracy

MOSCOW, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order reducing the number of federal officials by 20 percent through 2013, officials said.
Medvedev orders probe of air travel delays

Medvedev orders probe of air travel delays

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered inspections of Moscow airports hit by long delays following an ice storm, officials 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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