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Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is the third and current President of the Russian Federation. He won the presidential election held on 2 March 2008 with 71.25% of the popular vote, and was inaugurated on 7 May 2008.
Medvedev was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government on 14 November 2005. Formerly Vladimir Putin's Chief of Presidential Staff, he was also the Chairman of Gazprom's board of directors, a post he had held for the second time since the year 2000. Medvedev's candidacy was backed by then President Vladimir Putin.
On 10 December 2007, he was informally endorsed as a candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections by the largest Russian political party, United Russia and several pro-presidential parties, and officially endorsed by United Russia on 17 December 2007. A technocrat and political ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Russia Needs to Make Quick Decision on Free Trade with Moldova – Medvedev
2014-07-07
GORKI (Moscow Region), July 7 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow will need to analyze all the possible risks of maintaining free trade with Moldova after it ratified its EU Association Agreement, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. “We must analyze all ...
(RIA Novosti)
  1. Shuvalov: EAEC Council to rereconsider trade relations with Moldova
  2. Russia warns over EU association deals

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Russian, Serbian PMs to meet for discussion of trade co-operation on July 7
2014-07-07
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday will meet with his Serbian counterpart Alexander Vucic, the Russian government's website reports, informs ITAR-TASS. "The Russian and Serbian government heads will discuss the whole range of issues, ...
(The Voice of Russia)
  1. Vucic in Moscow
  2. Serbian prime minister starts visit to Russia
  3. Russia, Serbia to sign South Stream pipeline agreement within days - Medvedev

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Russian MPs tighten control over internet data storage
2014-07-05
Unlike Dmitry Medvedev, his iPad-wielding predecessor, Mr Putin has expressed distrust of the internet, saying in April that it first appeared as a “special CIA project”. The president says he never uses the web himself because he is “too busy working ...
(Telegraph.co.uk)
  1. The Russian Internet comes of age

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Return to talks with Ukraine will be difficult, says Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev
2014-07-03
Reviving peace talks in Ukraine will be "much more difficult" now that Kiev has failed to extend a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. "In breaking the ceasefire, (Ukraine's) President (Petro ...
(Daily News & Analysis)
  1. Medvedev Predicts 'Full-Scale' Gas Crisis with Ukraine
  2. Medvedev: Poroshenko makes fatal mistake having ended truce, personally ...

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UPDATE 3-Gazprom surprises with new head of exports as Medvedev steps aside
2014-07-02
... with the European Union following similar spats over the past decade which resulted in supply cuts to many European states. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday said he saw the situation escalating to a "full-scale gas crisis" by ...
(Reuters Africa)
  1. Gazprom surprises with new head of exports as Medvedev steps aside
  2. Russia's Gazprom replaces head of export unit to spur business
  3. Russia's Gazprom replaces head of export unit

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Russia to Switch to Permanent Winter Time
2014-07-01
Russia had been on permanent daylight savings time since 2011, when an initiative by then-President Dmitry Medvedev saw clocks moved forward in the spring but not put back in the fall. That same move saw the number of time zones in the country reduced ...
(The Moscow Times)
  1. Russia Abandons Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time
  2. Russian clocks to retreat again in winter, 11 time zones return
  3. Russia Turns Back The Clocks

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Russia abandons year-round daylight-saving
2014-07-01
The 2011 move to impose permanent "summer time" in 2011 was one of the most memorable and least popular initiatives of Dmitry Medvedev's presidency. It forced tens of millions to straggle to their jobs in pitch darkness during the winter months.
(The West Australian)
  1. Russian clocks to retreat again in winter, 11 time zones return

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Russia abandons year-round daylight-saving time
2014-07-01
The 2011 move to impose permanent "summer time" in 2011 was one of the most memorable and least popular initiatives of Dmitry Medvedev's presidency. It forced tens of millions to straggle to their jobs in pitch darkness during the winter months.
(The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
  1. Russian upper house to hear bill on daylight savings time on July 9

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Prime Minister Medvedev's photos delight the Chinese eyes
2014-06-30
First China-Russia Expo in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has just opened up its doors to its first exhibition -19-photo gallery of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The exhibited shots were made during prime minister's trips around ...
(The Voice of Russia)
  1. First China-Russia Expo Opens in Harbin

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