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Dmitry Medvedev

About Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev is the President of Russia.

Personal Biography

Medvedev is married to Svetlana. Both Medvedev and Svetlana are fans of J K Rowling. In April 09, the two took Rowling's autograph at the end of the Downing Street G20 dinner.

Professional Biography

In November 08, Medvedev is believed to be persuaded by former Russian President Vladimir Putin to rewrite the Constitution to extend the presidential term apparently opening doors to speculations that Putin is keen to get back to being Russian President.

Visit to India

Medvedev is on a 3-day visit to India. He is likely to sign a deal with India for the construction of four additional nuclear reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu apart from other pacts for expanding activities at other sites. Medvedev arrived in India on the evening of Thursday, December 4, 2008.

Relations with US

In March 09, reports are out that US President Barak Obama wrote a secret quid pro quo letter to Dmitri three weeks earlier that said he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons.

Other information

Medvedev, in March 09, urged that more women should be encouraged to take key government positions in the country.

Dmitry Medvedev in News

Bombardier Brings Metro and Tram Technology to Russia
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today signed co-operation agreements with Russian rail manufacturer UVZ to jointly develop and sell state-of-the-art metros and trams. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took part in the signing ceremony in Yekaterinburg

Medvedev elected leader of Russia's ruling party
Russia's ruling United Russia party elected Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its new leader on Saturday.

Putin approves new Rusian government lineup
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to approve the formation and lineup of the new government, local media reported.

Medvedev submits new Russian government lineup
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted to President Vladimir Putin the lineup of a new government on Tuesday, the Kremlin press service said.

Putin's absence at G8 summit unrelated to reluctance to face Western criticism: Kremlin
The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not attending the Group of Eight (G8) summit because he is reluctant to face criticism from the West.

Putin tells Obama 'he will skip upcoming G8 summit'
Russia's new President Vladimir Putin has told his American counterpart Barack Obama that he would not attend next week's G8 economic summit and would send Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his place.

Russia holds Victory Day parade in Red Square
A military parade Wednesday in Red Square highlighted the 67th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

Russian President Putin nominates Medvedev as PM
Russia's new President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill, nominating former President Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister in the new government, the lower house's speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Monday.

Putin sworn in as Russian president
Vladimir Putin was sworn in on Monday as Russian president, starting his third term in the Kremlin following the two consecutive terms from 2000 to 2008.

Obama takes humorous shots at GOP, Secret Service at White House Correspondents Dinner
President Barack Obama's humorous speech targeted this year's primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, the Secret Service and real estate mogul Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Putin says opposition protesters are uncharismatic 'zeroes'
Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin sees little scope for cooperation from opposition leaders as he believes they lack ideas and describes many of them as uncharismatic 'zeroes'.

Putin accepts 2 -term prez limit in principle, but refuses to impose it on himself
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told parliament that it would be "reasonable" to bar anyone from serving more than two terms as president, but has firmly rejected imposing any such limit on himself.

Obama hits back following criticism over assuring Medvedev flexibility in missile defence negotiation
US President Barack Obama hit back at Republicans who had slammed him for telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he could adopt flexible approach in the missile defence negotiations if re-elected to the post.

Medvedev calls Annan's peace plan 'Syria's last chance to avoid bloody civil war'
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's peace mission in Syria might be the last chance for Damascus to avoid a 'protracted bloody civil war'.

Russia, China reject ' foreign interference' to ongoing protests in Syria
Both Russia and China are opposed to foreign interference ongoing protests in Syria, the Foreign Ministry has said in the wake of the latter working to step up international support for its stance ahead of a major international conference.

Manmohan Singh and Medvedev discuss progress of Kundankulam nuclear plant
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed the progress of Kudankulam nuclear plant during their bilateral meeting here on Thursday.

Hu Jintao, Manmohan Singh discusses boundary issue
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday discussed India-China boundary issue during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the BRICS summit, agreeing to continue to work on the current Special Representative mechanism on boundary and maintain peace and tranquility on the borders.

Zuma hails BRICS nations in addressing world issues
South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday hailed the role of BRICS in addressing world issues and for treating the African continent with respect by giving a seat on the exclusive table to his country.

BRICS committed to advance global economic governance reform, says Hu Jintao
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday said that the BRICS nations were committed to advance global economic governance reforms.

Russian President Medvedev arrives in Delhi for BRICS Summit
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived here on Wednesday to attend the fourth BRICS Summit.

Gorbachev 'feels ashamed' of Putin
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying he is ashamed him.

Dmitry Medvedev 'gropes blonde woman' in Russian travel agency ad
A video which shows Dmitry Medvedev groping a blonde woman during a commercial for a Russian travel agency has become an internet hit.

Manmohan Singh, Medvedev reviewed gamut of India-Russia bilateral relations: Mathai
Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai today said that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev revived the enhancement of the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries during their meeting in Moscow.

'International terrorism threat to peace and security'
India and Russia have reaffirmed that international terrorism is a threat to peace and security, a grave violation of human rights and a crime against humanity.

India-Russia relations poised to achieve greater heights: Manmohan Singh
The bilateral relations between India and Russia span diverse sectors ranging from defence, space and nuclear energy to exchanges in the commercial, educational and cultural fields, visiting Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Friday.

India, Russia ink five agreements during Manmohan Singh visit
India and Russia on Friday inked five agreements, including two protocols, two memoranda of understanding and one pact related to exchange in education.

India, Russia committed to nuke safety, agree for Russian credit for Kudankulam units 3 and 4: PM
Describing Russia as a tried and tested partner in the development of India's nuclear energy programme, visiting Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Friday that both countries are committed to ensuring the highest levels of nuclear safety.

Manmohan Singh meets Russian President Medvedev in Moscow
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the annual bilateral summit between the two nations here on Friday.

Manmohan Singh says India wants to give new thrust, new meaning to relationship with Russia
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who arrived here on a three-day visit today said India wants to give a new thrust and a new meaning to it's relationship with Russia.

PM's statement prior to his Departure for Russia for the India-Russia Annual Summit 2011
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement prior to his departure for Russia to attend the India-Russia Annual Summit 2011

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