Dmitry Medvedev

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Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (born 14 September 1965) is a Russian politician who has served as prime minister of Russia since 2012.wikipedia
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Vladimir Putin

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Regarded as more liberal than his predecessor and later successor as president, Vladimir Putin (who was also prime minister during Medvedev's presidency), Medvedev's top agenda as president was a wide-ranging modernisation programme, aiming at modernising Russia's economy and society, and lessening the country's reliance on oil and gas.
In between his presidential terms, he was also the prime minister of Russia under President Dmitry Medvedev.

Medvedev modernisation programme

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Regarded as more liberal than his predecessor and later successor as president, Vladimir Putin (who was also prime minister during Medvedev's presidency), Medvedev's top agenda as president was a wide-ranging modernisation programme, aiming at modernising Russia's economy and society, and lessening the country's reliance on oil and gas.
The Medvedev modernisation programme is an initiative launched by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in 2009, which aims at modernising Russia's economy and society, decreasing the country's dependency on oil and gas revenues and creating a diversified economy based on high technology and innovation.

Russian anti-corruption campaign

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Medvedev initiated a substantial law enforcement reform and launched an anti-corruption campaign, despite having been accused of corruption himself.
Central documents in the campaign include the National Anti-Corruption Plan, introduced by President Dmitry Medvedev in 2009, and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, introduced in 2010.

Russian police reform

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Medvedev initiated a substantial law enforcement reform and launched an anti-corruption campaign, despite having been accused of corruption himself.
Russian police reform (Закон о Полиции, Zakon o Politsii; Law on Police) is an ongoing reform initiated by then President Dmitry Medvedev to improve the efficiency of Russia's police forces, decrease corruption and improve the public image of law enforcement among other goals.

President of Russia

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From 2008 to 2012, Medvedev served as president of Russia.
Terms were extended from four to six years in 2008, during Dmitry Medvedev's administration.

Svetlana Medvedeva

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In grade seven, adolescent curiosity blossomed through Svetlana Linnik, his future wife, studying at the same school in a parallel class.
Svetlana Vladimirovna Medvedeva (Светла́на Влади́мировна Медве́дева, ; née Linnik, Линник; born 15 March 1965) is the wife of current Russian Prime Minister and former President, Dmitry Medvedev.

New START

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During Medvedev's tenure, the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty was signed by Russia and the United States, Russia emerged victorious in the Russo-Georgian War, and recovered from the Great Recession.
The drafting of the treaty commenced in April 2009 immediately after the meeting between the presidents of the two countries, Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, in London.

Anatoly Sobchak

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Anatoly Sobchak, a major democratic politician of the 1980s and 1990s was one of Medvedev's professors at the university.
Anatoly Aleksandrovich Sobchak (, 10 August 1937 – 20 February 2000) was a Russian politician, a co-author of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the first democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg, and a mentor and teacher of both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

Saint Petersburg State University

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In the autumn of 1982, 17-year-old Medvedev enrolled at Leningrad State University to study law.
The university has a reputation for having educated the majority of Russia's political elite, including presidents Vladimir Putin and Dimitry Medvedev, both of whom studied Law at the university.

Sergei Ivanov

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The silovik Sergei Ivanov and the administrator-specialist Viktor Zubkov were seen as the strongest candidates.
After the election of Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia, Ivanov was reappointed a Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's second government.

Viktor Zubkov

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The silovik Sergei Ivanov and the administrator-specialist Viktor Zubkov were seen as the strongest candidates.
He was Vladimir Putin's First Deputy Prime Minister during the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev.

Gazprom

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He appointed Medvedev Chairman of gas company Gazprom's board of directors in 2000 with Alexei Miller.
Chernomyrdin and Vyakhirev were replaced by Dmitry Medvedev and Alexei Miller.

Government of Russia

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In his first speech after being endorsed, Medvedev announced that, as president, he would appoint Vladimir Putin to the post of prime minister to head the Russian government.
The prime minister, currently Dmitry Medvedev, is appointed by the president (currently Vladimir Putin), and confirmed by the State Eliza.

Anton Alexandrovich Ivanov

Anton Ivanov
He graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University in 1987 (together with Ilya Yeliseyev, Anton Ivanov, Nikolay Vinnichenko and Konstantin Chuychenko, who later became associates).

Natalya Timakova

Medvedev's economic adviser Arkady Dvorkovich and his Press Attaché Natalya Timakova became part of the President's core team.
As of 2012 she is press attaché to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Education in Russia

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In particular Medvedev was made responsible for the implementation of the National Priority Projects focusing on improving public health, education, housing and agriculture.
Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Education, is campaigning for a reduction in number of institutions to weed out diploma mills and substandard colleges; in April 2008 his stance was approved by president Dmitry Medvedev: "This amount, around a thousand universities and two thousands spinoffs, does not exist anywhere else in the world; it may be over the top even for China ... consequences are clear: devaluation of education standard".

United Russia

United Russia PartyUREdinaya Rossiya
The four pro-Kremlin parties were United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party of Russia and Civilian Power.
For the 2008 presidential election, United Russia nominated Dmitry Medvedev to succeed Putin.

Civilian Power

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The four pro-Kremlin parties were United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party of Russia and Civilian Power.
Civilian Power supported Dmitri Medvedev as their candidate in the presidential election in 2008.

Alexey Miller

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He appointed Medvedev Chairman of gas company Gazprom's board of directors in 2000 with Alexei Miller.
He shared the title in 2005 with Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the board of Gazprom.

Constitution of Russia

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Although constitutionally barred from a third consecutive presidential term, such a role would allow Putin to continue as an influential figure in Russian politics.
Instead, he served as Prime Minister while Dmitry Medvedev served as president for four years.

Presidential Commission of the Russian Federation to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia's Interests

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In May 2009, Medvedev set up the [[Presidential Commission of the Russian Federation to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia's Interests]].
The Presidential Commission of the Russian Federation to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia's Interests was a commission that was set up by a decree issued by Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russian Federation on 15 May 2009, officially to "defend Russia against falsifiers of history and those who would deny Soviet contribution to the victory in World War II".

Alexei Kudrin

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Before this, Russian officials, such as the Finance Minister, Alexei Kudrin, had said they believed Russia would be safe, due to its stable macroeconomic situation and substantial reserves accumulated during the years of growth.
He was asked to resign from his position on 26 September 2011 by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Konstantin Chuychenko

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He graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University in 1987 (together with Ilya Yeliseyev, Anton Ivanov, Nikolay Vinnichenko and Konstantin Chuychenko, who later became associates).
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chuychenko graduated from the Law Department of Leningrad State University in 1987 as a fellow student of Dmitry Medvedev.

Gennady Zyuganov

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The other main contenders, the Communist Gennady Zyuganov and the LDPR's Vladimir Zhirinovsky both received in 9% in the same poll.
At a meeting with opposition leaders in 2012, then-president Dmitri Medvedev was reported to have said, "There is hardly any doubt who won [that race]. It was not Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin."

Leonid Reiman

The Minister of Justice, Vladimir Ustinov was replaced by Aleksandr Konovalov; the Minister of Energy, Viktor Khristenko was replaced with Sergei Shmatko; the Minister of Communications, Leonid Reiman was replaced with Igor Shchyogolev and Vitaliy Mutko received the newly created position of Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth policy.
Founder of RIO-Center, now Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR), Russian liberal think tank chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev.