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We agreed to instruct our departments that a new forward-looking agreement for 49 years should be prepared for signing in the first quarter of the next yearRussia extending Tajik military base lease Sep 02, 2011
He needs to urgently carry out reforms, reconcile with the opposition, restore peace and set up a modern stateSyrian activists say death toll up in Hama Aug 04, 2011
If the equipment on offer is not satisfactory, you should refuseMedvedev: Stop buying junk Jul 13, 2011
Terrorism is the most terrible threat of modern times. Today, we should search for new, more effective methods of preventing terrorMedvedev urges new anti-terror approaches Jul 06, 2011
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.