Dmitry A. Medvedev
President of the Russian Federation
Born September 14, 1965, in Leningrad.
Graduated from the law faculty of Leningrad State University in 1987 and completed his post-graduate studies at Leningrad State University
Holds a PhD in law and the title of associate professor.
1990-1999: Lectured at St Petersburg State University.
At the same time, between 1990-1995, was an adviser to the Chairman of the Leningrad City Council and an expert consultant to the St Petersburg
City Hall’s Committee for External Affairs.
1999: Deputy Government Chief of Staff.
1999-2000: Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office.
2000-2003: First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office.
2000-2001: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom, in 2001 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom, from
June 2002 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom.
October 2003-November 2005: Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office.
In November 2005, appointed First Deputy Prime Minister.
March 2, 2008: Elected President of the Russian Federation.
Married to Svetlana Vladimirovna Medvedeva. The Medvedevs have a son, Ilya.
Vladimir V. Putin
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad on October 7, 1952.
In 1975, Putin graduated from the law department of the Leningrad State University. After graduation he worked at the Foreign Intelligence Service. He also worked for a long time in Germany. After his return to Leningrad, Putin became an aide to the vice-president of the Leningrad State University in charge of international issues.
In 1990, he was adviser to chairman of the Leningrad City Council and in 1991-1994 chairman of the committee for foreign relations of the St. Petersburg Mayor's Office.
In 1994-1996, he was first deputy chairman of the city government and chairman of the committee for external relations.
In 1996-1997, he was first deputy presidential business manager.
In 1997-1998, Putin worked as head of the president's Main Audit Directorate and presidential deputy chief of staff.
From July 1998 to March 1999 he was director of the Federal Security Service.
Between March 1999 and August 1999, Putin combined his job as Federal Security Service director with the work as Security Council secretary.
On August 9, 1999, he was appointed first vice-prime minister and later on the same day he became acting prime minister.
On March 26, 2000, he was elected the President of the Russian Federation.
On March 14, 2004, he was reelected the President of the Russian Federation.
Since May 8, 2008, Vladimir Putin is a Prime Minister of Russia.
Married to Lyudmila Putina. They have two daughters: Maria (1985), Katerina (1986).