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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

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