Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dmitry Medvedev Backed By Putin To Rule Russia

Dmitry Medvedev, left, has been selected by Russian President Vladimir Putin, with Medvedev at right, to succeed him. Now there is just the matter of an election on March 2, 2008. Medvedev is chairman of the Russian state energy (natural gas) company Gazprom and has been there for 7 years. He is married and has one son.

Medvedev is a 42 year old lawyer and was born in St. Petersburg (known as Leningrad until 1991). Medvedev has never been elected to political office. He graduated from Leningrad State University's law school in 1987 receiving his Ph.D. in law in 1990. Much attention seems to be given to his 5 foot 4 height.

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