I am pleased that our American partners are showing willingness to discuss this issue rather than take a stubborn stance and deploy (the shield) no matter whatMedvedev welcomes U.S. shield stance May 05, 2009
When discussing issues concerning the construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, running under the Baltic Sea across the Finnish economic zone, the accent will focus on the observance of the strictest environmental requirements during the project's implementationMedvedev in Finland on gas talks Apr 20, 2009
Those who behave improperly or commit a crime after coming to a new place should be punished; as should be those who violate the rights of minoritiesRussian president against intolerance Sep 08, 2011
The range of anti-terrorism measures must be expanded. They should be not only more effective but also more harsh, merciless and preventive. We must punish (the militants)Russia bombings Apr 01, 2010
Everyone must understand -- and not just understand but use the appropriate terminology -- that people who live here in the Caucasus are the citizens of our nation, not 'immigrants' from the North CaucasusOne Moscow subway bomber identified Apr 02, 2010
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.