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Dec
09

President Dmitri Medvedev

Dmitri Medvedev was elected to office in 2008. He is the current President of the Russian Federation. He has a doctorate in law, was a professor in St. Petersburg State University, and was a chief counsel to Ilim Pulpe,  a timber company. He later became involved in politics, even becoming “Putin’s deputy chief of staff; when Putin was made interim president in 2000, Medvedev became deputy head of the presidential administration and then headed Putin’s successful campaign for president. After serving in several government posts, Medvedev was (2002–8) chairman of Gazprom, the state-run gas company. In 2005, he also was appointed first deputy prime minister. Putin, constitutionally barred from running for a third consecutive term in 2008, endorsed Medvedev as his successor in Dec., 2007, and Medvedev was easily elected to the office in Mar., 2008.” (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 2009)

President Dmitri Medvedev

Reference:

(2008). from Image Collection database. Retrieved from http://weblib.ucc.edu:2113/login.aspx?direct=true&db=imh&AN=imh403718&site=ehost-live

Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition. (2009). Medvedev, Dmitri Anatolyevich. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 10/1/09 p1-1, 1p. Retrieved from http://weblib.ucc.edu:2113/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=39021150&site=ehost-live

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