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Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev, President of Russian Federation/Supreme Commander of RF Armed Forces
Born in city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) on 14 September 1965.
Completed law faculty of Leningrad State University (LGU) in 1987 and LGU postgraduate studies in 1990. Candidate of juridical sciences, docent. During 1990-1999 instructed at St. Petersburg State University.
Simultaneously during 1990-1995 advisor to Leningrad City Council chairman, expert of St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office Foreign Relations Committee. In 1999 deputy head of RF Government Apparatus. During 1999-2000 deputy head of RF President’s Administration. From 2000 first deputy head of RF President’s Administration. During 2000-2001 chairman of Board of Directors of Gazprom Open Joint-Stock Company (OAO), in 2001 deputy chairman of Gazprom OAO Board of Directors, from June 2002 chairman of Gazprom OAO Board of Directors. From October 2003 head of RF President’s Administration. In November 2005 appointed first deputy chairman of RF Government.
On 2 March 2008 elected President of Russian Federation.
Married. Wife Svetlana Vladimirovna Medvedeva. The Medvedevs have a son, Ilya.
Born in settlement of Kholmskiy, Abinskiy Rayon, Krasnodar Kray on 8 January 1962.
Completed Leningrad Institute of Soviet Trade in 1984 in “economist” specialty.
During 1984-2000 worked in the specialty in St. Petersburg, the last position being general director of one of city’s largest joint-stock companies.
During 2000-2001 was deputy head of RF Ministry for Taxes and Levies Inspectorate for St. Petersburg.
In 2001 completed St. Petersburg State University in “lawyer” specialty.
From May 2001 deputy head of RF Ministry for Taxes and Levies Directorate for St. Petersburg, and from November 2001 head of this Directorate.
On 2 March 2004 appointed deputy minister of Russian Federation for taxes and levies. On 16 March 2004 became acting RF minister for taxes and levies.
On 27 July 2004 appointed head of Federal Tax Service.
By RF Presidential Edict of 15 February 2007 appointed Defense Minister of Russian Federation. Later, in connection with the formation of a new makeup of the RF Government, reappointed Defense Minister of Russian Federation by RF Presidential Edict “On the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation” of 12 May 2008.
Candidate of economic sciences.
He has been decorated with orders “For Service to the Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces” 2nd and 3rd class and “For Distinguished Military Service,” and with a number of medals.
Born in village of Glebovo, Ryazan Oblast on 7 October 1949. In 1971 completed Moscow Higher Combined-Arms Command School (with gold medal). Commanded a platoon, company, and battalion in Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.
After completion of Frunze Military Academy (with gold medal) in 1979, served in Transbaykal Military District [MD] (ZabVO) in positions of chief of staff/deputy regimental commander, regimental commander, chief of staff/deputy division commander, motorized rifle division commander.
In 1993 completed RF Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy (with gold medal).
Held positions of chief of staff of Joint Group of Russian Forces in Tajikistan, chief of staff/first deputy commander of separate army, commander of army in Volga MD. From January 1998 commander of Ground and Shore Troops/deputy commander of Baltic Fleet for Ground and Shore Troops.
From September 1999 chief of staff/first deputy commander Moscow MD.
On 25 December 2002 appointed commander Siberian MD (SibVO).
From April 2007 chief of armaments of RF Armed Forces/deputy RF defense minister.
By RF Presidential Edict of 3 June 2008 appointed chief of RF Armed Forces General Staff/first deputy RF defense minister.
Honored Military Specialist of the Russian Federation.
Decorated with orders “For Service in the USSR Armed Forces” 3rd Class, “For Distinguished Military Service,” and St. George 2nd Class, and with 12 medals.
Colonel-General Aleksandr Petrovich Kolmakov, First Deputy Defense Minister of Russian Federation
Born in city of Kaliningrad, Moscow Oblast on 31 July 1955. In 1976 completed Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School and served as reconnaissance platoon commander, reconnaissance company deputy commander for airborne training, reconnaissance company commander, chief of staff/deputy battalion commander of airborne regiment. Commanded reconnaissance company as part of Limited Contingent of Soviet Forces in Afghanistan.
After completion of Frunze Military Academy (with honors) in 1985, commanded airborne battalion, was regimental deputy commander and commander, and airborne division deputy commander and commander.
After completion of RF Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy (with honors) in 1995, successively held positions as first deputy commander of Guards combined-arms army in Moscow MD, from 1998 commander of combined-arms army in Transbaykal MD, and from September 2000 deputy commander Far East MD (DVO).
From September 2003 commander Airborne Troops (VDV).
By RF Presidential Edict of 25 September 2007 appointed first deputy defense minister of Russian Federation.