Birth place: Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (now St. Petersburg, Russia)
Father: Anatoly Medvedev, a chemistry professor
Mother: Yulia Medvedev, professor of Russian and tour guide
Marriage: Svetlana (Linnik) Medvedeva (1989-present)
Education: Leningrad State University, law degree, 1987; Leningrad State University, Ph.D. in law, 1990
Religion: Russian Orthodox
Grew up listening to black-market copies of seventies rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.
During college worked in construction and as a street cleaner.
1990-1999 – Teaches law at Leningrad State/St. Petersburg State University.
1990-1999 – Private law practice.
1999 – Deputy Chief of Staff for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
2000 – Runs Putin’s election campaign.
2000-2001 and 2002-2008 – Chairman of Gazprom, a state-run natural gas monopoly.
2003-2005 – President Putin’s chief of staff.
2005-2008 – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
December 10, 2007 – Putin endorses Medvedev’s nomination as the United Russia Party’s candidate for the 2008 presidential elections.
December 11, 2007 – Says he will name Putin as his prime minister if elected.
March 2, 2008 – Is elected president of Russia with an estimated 70 percent of the vote.
May 7, 2008 – Is sworn in as president of Russia in a ceremony held at the Kremlin.
August 26, 2008 – Recognizes the independence claims of two breakaway Georgian regions.
November 14, 2008 – Medvedev backs away from prior threat of deploying short-range missiles.
September 24, 2011 – Calls on the ruling party, United Russia, to endorse Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for president in 2012. Putin in turn suggests that Medvedev should take over the role of prime minister if the party wins parliamentary elections in December.
May 8, 2012 – Medvedev is approved by the Duma to be the new prime minister.
May 7, 2018 – Putin nominates Medvedev to remain in place as prime minister.