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President of Russia


Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev

Date of Birth: 14 September 1965
Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 7 May 2008
Religion: Russian Orthodoxy
Profession: Lawyer, Manager, Politician

Biography:


Dmitry Medvedev was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1965. He is the current President of Russia. He studied at the Saint Petersburg State University in law. He was appointed as Chairman of Gazprom by Vladimir Putin, in an effort to curb corruption. In 2003 he was named Presidential Chief of Staff. In 2005 he was appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister. In 2008 he ran in the presidential elections and won with over 70% of the votes.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Medvedev

Updated on: December 28, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Russia


Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin

Date of Birth: 7 October 1952
Birth Place: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 8 May 2008
Religion: Russian Orthodoxy
Profession: NA

Biography:


Vladimir Putin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1952. He is the current Prime Minister of Russia. He studied at the Saint Petersburg State University in law. Before becoming Prime Minister, he was the President of Russia. He became President in 1999, and was re-elected twice in 2000 and in 2004. Although he is widely criticized for human rights violations, he did bring economic prosperity and stability to Russia during his time as President.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin

Updated on: December 28, 2011