Dmitry Medvedev’s father was a descendant of Kursk’s peasants; his mother’s relatives lived in Alexeevka city (Belgorod region). Russian President once admitted Alexeevka is one of the most important places for him:
“Honestly I’ve never been there but as far as I know there are some relatives there, some with family name of Kovalev, some — Shaposhnikov (the last one is the name of my grandfather),” Russia’s leader said.
Dmitry as he says had a happy childhood in a
Dmitry Medvedev really liked chemistry in school, so he dreamed of becoming a chemist. Later he changed his mind for teaching.
“At the end I became a teacher for a bit when I started working in the University,” kremlin. ru invokes Medvedev.
Medvedev has a diploma of Leningrad’s state University (Law College) and in 1990 future Russian President got his PhD for the work named “The problems in realization of civil subjective laws at a state plant”.
PhD, associate professor
Dmitry Medvedev did not do his military service, but studied 1.5 month army course in Huhtamaki (Karjalan).
He stopped teaching in 1999 because he moved to Moscow as he became a deputy for Russia government Office’s head, and then he got promotion and became a deputy of Russia President Office’s head.
On the 15th of October, 2000, Dmitry Medvedev took the lead of Putin’s election campaign headquarters. Since 2000 he was the first deputy of Russia President Office’s head. He also worked for Gazprom as the Chairman’s deputy and the Board of management’s chairman.
In October 2003 Dmitry Medvedev was assigned to lead the President Office.
In November 2005 he became the first deputy of the Prime Minister.
In May 2006 he headed the TV development Committee.
On the 2nd of March, 2008, Medvedev was elected as Russian President.
- Russian Law Union general committee’s member
- the Head of the “Russia’s lawyers Conference” school board
- Russian Active State Advisor 1st class
- Russian government prize winner (in a group of authors) for the law colleges book “Civil laws” in 2001
Svetlana Vladimirovna Medvedeva. She is a Finance academy’s graduate, works in Moscow, also participates in St. Petersburg’s public events. They met in the school and get married in 1989.
Son, Ilia (1995).
- sport (rowing, gym)
- reading (Chekhov, Bunin & Dostoevsky are the favorites)
- rock music (Black Sabbath, Deep Purple & Led Zeppelin are the favorites; he has a full Deep Purple records collection, for example). He also likes Russian rock, e. g. Chaif
By the way
Russia President Dmitry Medvedev is the youngest ever Russia’s leader (e. g. Soviet period) after 1917 when
Also when Dmitry Medvedev became the president it confirmed a