Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev – President of the Russian Federation from 2008 to 2012, since May 2012 he has headed the Government of the Russian Federation.
POLITICAL CAREER DMITRY MEDVEDEV
When in March 1989, elections were held for the Congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR, Professor Anatoly Sobchak was listed among the candidates who stood for election. The future mayor of St. Petersburg was Medvedev’s supervisor, and the young graduate student helped his mentor as much as he could: put up posters, agitated passers-by in the streets, spoke at election rallies. Dmitry Medvedev and Anatoly Sobchak (far right) When Dmitry Medvedev defended his thesis in 1990, Sobchak, who already served as chairman of the Lensovet, invited his ward to the staff, saying that he would need “young and modern” people. The young man accepted the offer, being one of Sobchak’s advisers, while continuing to teach at the department. It was at Sobchak’s headquarters that Medvedev first met Vladimir Putin, who was also invited to work by Anatoly Alexandrovich. 2010: Dmitry Medvedev honored the memory of Anatoly Sobchak Read: 7 high-profile scandals on the programs of the First Channel When in 1991, Anatoly Sobchak was elected mayor of Leningrad, Putin followed him and became vice-mayor, Dmitry Medvedev returned to teaching, and also freelance expert of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Administration of St. Petersburg under the leadership of Putin. As part of this position, he was sent to Sweden, where he had an internship on local government issues. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev met in 1990 Read: How to communicate with people with high self-esteem and not go crazy In 1993, Dmitry became one of the co-founders of Fintsel, where he owned half of the shares, as well as the director of the pulp and paper corporation Ilim Pulp Enterprise “on legal issues, and later was appointed a representative of” Ilim “on the Board of Directors of the Bratsk timber industry complex. In 1996, Dmitry Medvedev ceased cooperation with Smolny due to the loss of Sobchak to Vladimir Yakovlev in the gubernatorial elections. And in 1999 he was appointed to the post of deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. As suggested by the editors of uznayvse.ru, in connection with the appointment, he left the teaching activity and moved to the capital. After Boris Yeltsin left, Dmitry Anatolyevich became deputy head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation. In 2000, after winning the presidential election of Vladimir Putin, he took the post of First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration. 2000: Dmitry Medvedev – First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration. At the same time, he took over as chairman of Gazprom’s Board of Directors (2001 was deputy chairman) and held this responsible position until 2008. From autumn 2003 to autumn 2005, Dmitry Medvedev headed the Presidential Administrations. In the same 2003 he was appointed a member of the Security Council of Russia. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in the early 2000s. Read: Star guests of the show “Let’s get married” show: who were helped by the advice of experienced matchmakers? From October 2005 to July 2008, Dmitry Medvedev was the first deputy chairman of the Presidential Council for National Projects and Demographic Policy. At the end of 2005, he was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation (reappointed to office in September 2007). From the middle of 2006, for two years, Medvedev was the chairman of the presidium of the Council for the implementation of national projects.
DMITRY MEDVEDEV’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN
In November 2005, the de facto campaign of Medvedev was launched on the central TV channels; At the same time, Dmitry Anatolyevich’s election site was registered. A few months later, politics began to be mentioned in the press as a favorite of Vladimir Putin. Dmitry Medvedev’s election slogan Read: 12 stars who left Russia forever In September 2006, Medvedev headed the International Board of Trustees of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. Six months later, in early 2007, Medvedev was called the main potential candidate for the Russian presidency. According to analysts, already then 33% of voters were ready to vote for him in the first round and 54% in the second. The active phase of the election campaign began in October 2007. A couple of months later, Putin supported Medvedev’s candidacy, after which Dmitry Anatolyevich was officially nominated for the presidency at the United Russia congress. Dmitry Medvedev’s election campaign started in the fall of 2007. During the submission of documents to the CEC, Dmitry Medvedev announced that he would leave the post of Gazprom Board of Directors if he became president. DMITRY MEDVEDEV’S PRESIDENCY
On March 2, 2008, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev was elected the third president of the Russian Federation, ahead of his main rivals – Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Gennady Zyuganov (KPRF)