Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (; Russian: Дми́трий Анато́льевич Медве́дев, IPA: [ˈdʲmʲitrʲɪj ɐnɐˈtolʲjɪvʲɪtɕ mʲɪdˈvʲedʲɪf]; born 14 September 1965) is a Russian politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Russia since 2012. From 2008 to 2012, Medvedev served as the third President of Russia.
Regarded as more liberal than his predecessor and later successor as president, Vladimir Putin (who was also prime minister during Medvedev's presidency), Medvedev's top agenda as president was a wide-ranging modernisation programme, aiming at modernising Russia's economy and society, and lessening the country's reliance on oil and gas. During Medvedev's tenure, Russia emerged victorious in the Russo-Georgian War, and recovered from the Great Recession. Medvedev initiated a substantial law enforcement reform and launched an anti-corruption campaign, despite having been accused of corruption himself.
He is also known as Dima Medvedev, Dmitry A. Medvedev, Dmitrij Medvedev, Dmitrij Anatoljevič Medvedev, Dmitrij Anatolevič Medvedev, Dimitrij medvedev, Dimitry Medvedev, Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev, President Medvedev, Dmitri A. Medvedev, Dmitrij Anatol'evic Medvedev, Dmitrij Anatolevic Medvedev, Medvedev, Дми́трий Медве́дев, Dmitrij Anatol′evič Medvedev, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, Дмитрий Анатольевич Медведев, Medwedew, Dmitri Anatolyevich Medvedev, Dmitrij Anatoljevic Medvedev, Medvediev, Dimitri Medvedev, Dmitri Medvedev, Dmitriy Medvedev, Дми́трий Анато́льевич Медве́дев, Dmitrij Anatol'evič Medvedev and Дмитрий Медведев.