Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev is a Russian politician, President of the Russian Federation from 2008 to 2012 and Vice-President of the Security Council of the Russian Federation as of 16 January 2020. He previously served as Prime Minister of the Russian Federation from 2012 to 2020. Elected President of the Russian Federation following the 2008 elections, he embarked on a wide-ranging modernization program aimed at modernizing the country's economy and society and reducing its dependence on oil and gas.

During Medvedev's tenure, the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty was signed by Russia and the United States. Russia emerged victorious from the second war in South Ossetia and recovered from the Great Recession. Medvedev also launched an anti-corruption campaign, despite later being accused of corruption himself.