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Gazprom: All pieces in place for Chinese pipeline

Gazprom: All pieces in place for Chinese pipeline

MOSCOW, Oct. 14 (UPI) --All of the documents needed to proceed with the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline to China are in place, the head of Russian gas company Gazprom said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Kremlin ready for energy company bailout

Kremlin ready for energy company bailout

MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Russian energy companies feeling the squeeze from Western economic sanctions can appeal for help from the government, the deputy energy minister said Thursday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain

Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain

MOSCOW, Sept. 19 (UPI) --It will be "very hard" to maintain economic growth in Russia amid sanctions pressure on its energy sector, the head of Russia's largest bank said Friday.
Daniel J. Graeber
European Union: More sanctions against Russia

European Union: More sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS, Sept. 11 (UPI) --The European Union agreed to proceed Thursday on a new round of sanctions against Russia, to go into effect Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
EU ready with more sanctions for Russia

EU ready with more sanctions for Russia

BRUSSELS, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The European Union's newest sanctions on Russia will take effect Tuesday despite threats of retaliation by Russia.
Ed Adamczyk
Medvedev threatens retaliation over further sanctions

Medvedev threatens retaliation over further sanctions

MOSCOW, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview Monday, the country may intensify its retaliation to Western sanctions.
Aileen Graef
Kremlin comes to rescue of Rosneft

Kremlin comes to rescue of Rosneft

MOSCOW, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The Kremlin has a vested interest in ensuring sanctions-strapped oil company Rosneft can maintain operations, the Russian prime minister said Monday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Anonymous-affiliate hacks Twitter account of Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

Anonymous-affiliate hacks Twitter account of Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

MOSCOW, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Hackers got into the Twitter account of Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev Thursday morning, tweeting out anti-Kremlin messages and offering his resignation.
Gabrielle Levy
Flashback: Reagan jokes about bombing Soviet Union, 30 years ago

Flashback: Reagan jokes about bombing Soviet Union, 30 years ago

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Thirty years ago today, U.S. President Ronald Reagan sat down at a radio microphone and inadvertently threatened to bomb the Soviet Union.
Ed Adamczyk
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
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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..
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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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