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Dmitry Medvedev
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Deputy Chairman of the Security Council
Assumed office
16 January 2020
Chairman Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Position established
Prime Minister of Russia
In office
8 May 2012 – 16 January 2020
President Vladimir Putin
First Deputy Viktor Zubkov
Igor Shuvalov
Anton Siluanov
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Mikhail Mishustin
President of Russia
In office
7 May 2008 – 7 May 2012
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Vladimir Putin
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State
In office
18 July 2012 – 16 January 2020
Secretary General Pavel Borodin
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Succeeded by Mikhail Mishustin
Leader of United Russia
Assumed office
30 May 2012
Secretary General Andrey Turchak
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
In office
14 November 2005 – 12 May 2008
Serving with Sergei Ivanov
Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Preceded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Succeeded by Viktor Zubkov
Igor Shuvalov
Chief of Staff of the Kremlin
In office
30 October 2003 – 14 November 2005
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Alexander Voloshin
Succeeded by Sergey Sobyanin
Personal details
Born
Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev

14 September 1965 (1965-09-14) (age 54)
Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Political party Communist Party (Before 1991)
Independent (1991–2011)
United Russia (2011–present)
Spouse(s)
Svetlana Linnik (m. 1993)
Children 1
Education Leningrad State University
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Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (born 14 September 1965) is a Russian politician. He was the tenth and Prime Minister of Russia from 2012 through 2020. He previously served as the third President of Russia from 2008 to 2012.

Medvedev was born in 1965 in Leningrad, Soviet Union. His parents were teachers. He studied law in the university there. In 1992, he became the law adviser to the Mayor.

In 2005, he was appointed as the Head of the Kremlin Staff under president Vladimir Putin and in 2008 he was elected as third Russian President and the youngest Russian Leader since 1917.

In 2012, he was appointed as Prime Minister of Russia and Leader of United Russia.

He is known for his modernisation reforms in Russian society, especially in economy and politics.

In January 2020, Medvedev announced his resignation as Prime Minister.

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