A picture taken on February 1, 2013, shows Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) sharing a joke with a World War II veteran at a reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Stalingrad Battle, in the Kremlin in Moscow.Russia marked today the 70th anniversary of a brutal battle in which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces and changed the course of World War II. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev smiles while attending a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (not pictured) at Villa Madama on December 3, 2009 in Rome, Italy. During his visit to Rome, Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and delegates attended a meeting with Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and delegates for the sixth round of discussions on economic cooperation between the two nations.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech during a press conference during day two of the NATO Summit at Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) on November 20, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two day summit will address issues including a new strategic concept for NATO. Britain and the US will also seek an agreement to hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to local forces over the next four years.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C) laughs with Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers (R) and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during a demonstration at Cisco headquarters June 23, 2010 in San Jose, California. During the meeting Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers signed a Memorandum of Understanding with President of Renova Group Viktor Vekselberg extending its existing venture commitment to Russia's innovation economy with an incremental US$100 million to the Skolkovo Project.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends the Men's Sprint 10 km during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Unknown soldier tomb near the Kremlin on May 8, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. Russia celebrates the Victory Day and the end of the WWII war on May 9.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and President Vladimir Putin (R) attend the session of the State Council in the Grand Kremlin Palace on December, 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The session of the State Council and the presidential commission will monitor key indicators of social and economic development.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) and Chief of the Staff Sergei Ivanov (L) attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier ouside Moscow's Kremlin Wall to mark 73rd anniversary of Nazi invasion of USSR, June 22, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) watch the men's 4x10 K cross-country relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on February 16, 2014 in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. Putin and Medvedev are spending the weekend together in Sochi.