CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Profile: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

09-26-2010 15:14 BJT

BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday started a three-day visit to China. This is Medvedev's second state visit to the country since he assumed presidency in May 2008.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev speaks during the St. Petersburg
International Economic forum in St. Petersburg June 18, 2010.
(Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Following is a brief introduction to the Russian president:

Medvedev was born on Sept. 14, 1965, in Russia's second largest city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). He graduated from the law faculty of Leningrad State University in 1987 and completed his post-graduate studies in 1990. He holds a PhD in law.

From 1990 to 1999, Medvedev was an associate professor of civil law at the law faculty of Leningrad State University, and he also served as advisor to the Chairman of the Leningrad City Council and expert consultant to the St. Petersburg City Hall's Committee for External Affairs.

In 1999, Medvedev was appointed deputy head of government administration. From 2000 to 2005, he was appointed deputy head, first deputy head and then head of the presidential administration.

In November 2005, Medvedev was appointed first deputy prime minister.

Medvedev was elected President of Russia in March 2008, and took office on May 7.

He paid a state visit to China in May 2008.

Medvedev is married and has a son.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program