Russian Politics, & Personalities

Dmitry A Medvedev

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BORN: 14 September, 1965 in Leningrad

EDUCATION: Mr Medvedev graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University, in 1987. Upon completion of the post-graduate program at the University in 1990, he obtained Ph. D. (Law), and assistant professorship.

CAREER: *Mr Medvedev taught at St. Petersburg State University from 1990 to 1999.

*From 1990 to 1995 he served as Adviser to the Chairman of Leningrad City Council, and Expert Consultant, Committee for External Relations of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.

*Dmitry Medvedev was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation in 1999.

*From 1999 – 2000 he was Deputy Head, then First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.

*Mr Medvedev was Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom, from 2000 to 2001, and Deputy Chairman of the Board in 2001-2002.

*He was Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom from June, 2002- June, 2008.

*Dmitry Medvedev was appointed Head of the Presidential Administration on October 30, 2003 (taking the place of Alexander Voloshin).

*Mr Medvedev became 1st Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for national projects in November 2005.

*Dmitry Medvedev was elected President on 2 March, 2008.

*He was inaugurated on 7th May, 2008.

*Dmitry Medvedev was appointed Prime Minister of the Russian Federation on 8 May 2012.

MISCELLANEOUS: *Dmitry A. Medvedev married his high school sweetheart, Svetlana, in 1989; they have one son, Ilya, born 1997. *His mother, Yulia, taught Russian and literature at the Herzen State Pedagogical University. *His father, Anatoly, was a physics professor at the Leningrad State Polytechnic Institute. *Mr Medvedev’s favourite music group is Deep Purple.  *His favourite song by Deep Purple is “Kentucky Woman“. *He does yoga and swims for sport.  *His hobbies include photography.  *He is five foot three inches in height.  *Vladimir Putin personally chose Mr Medvedev to be his advisor at the External Relations Committee in St Petersburg.  *Has aquarium in his office at the Kremlin, and only he can feed the fish in it.  *Purchased a 1948 vintage car in 2009.  *Earned 1.3 million roubles in 2003, 4.1 in 2008, and 3.3 in 2009.


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September 2, 2009 at 10:30 PM

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