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Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (/mɪdˈvɛdɪf/; Russian: Дми́трий Анато́льевич Медве́дев, IPA: [ˈdʲmʲitrʲɪj ɐnɐˈtolʲjɪvʲɪtɕ mʲɪdˈvʲedʲɪf]; born 14 September 1965) is a Russian politician, who is currently serving as the Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of Russia.[2][3] From 2008 to 2012, Medvedev served as the third President of Russia. Regarded as more liberal than his predecessor and later successor as President (who was also Prime Minister
Prime Minister
during Medvedev’s presidency), Putin, 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
Russia
emerged victorious in the Russo-Georgian War, and recovered from the Great Recession
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Koval
Koval (Ukrainian: Коваль) is a Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language
surname
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Leningrad State Institute Of Technology
Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology
Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology
(Technical University) (Russian: Санкт-Петербургский Технологический Институт (Технический Университет)) was founded in 1828. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia, and it currently trains around 5,000 students.Contents1 History 2 Staff 3 Degree subjects 4 Notable faculty 5 Notable alumni 6 External linksHistory[edit] In the past, the Institute was named Imperial
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
"The Internationale" (1918–1944)"National Anthem of the Soviet Union" (1944–1990)"The Patriotic Song" (1990–1991)Extent of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
(red) within the Soviet Union (red and white) following World War II
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Eastern Slavic Naming Customs
Eastern Slavic naming customs
Eastern Slavic naming customs
are the traditional ways of identifying a person by name in countries influenced by East Slavic languages (Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian: in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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Saint Petersburg State University
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
State University
University
(SPbU, Russian: Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Russia. Founded in 1724 by a decree of Peter the Great, the University
University
from the very beginning has had a strong focus on fundamental research in science, engineering and humanities, and equipped its graduates with what it takes to contribute to Russia’s success. It is made up of 24 specialized faculties and institutes,the Academic Gymnasium, the Medical College, the College of Physical culture and Sports, Economics and Technology
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Russian Language
Russian (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language
East Slavic language
and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularly in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Caucasus, and Central Asia). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states.[31][32] Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
and is one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages
Slavic languages
(which in turn is part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch)
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Great Recession
The Great Recession
Recession
was a period of general economic decline observed in world markets during the late 2000s and early 2010s. The scale and timing of the recession varied from country to country.[1][2] In terms of overall impact, the International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
concluded that it was the worst global recession since the 1930s (the Great Depression).[3][4] The causes of the recession largely originated in the United States, particularly related to the real-estate market, though choices made by other nations contributed as well. According to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of U.S. recessions) the recession, as experienced in that country, began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, thus extending over 19 months.[5] The Great Recession
Recession
was related to the financial crisis of 2007–08 and U.S
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Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet
Cabinet or The Cabinet may refer to:Contents1 Furniture 2 Government 3 Equipment 4 Media 5 Other 6 See alsoFurniture[edit]Cabinet, a box-shaped piece of furniture with doors and/or drawers Filing cabinet, a piece of office furniture used to file folders Video game arcade cabinet, a type of furniture which houses arcade gamesGovernment[edit] Cabinet (government), a council of high-ranking members of government Cabinet
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Voronezh University
Voronezh State University is one of the main universities in Central Russia, located in the city of Voronezh. The university was established in 1918 by evacuated professors from the University of Tartu in Estonia .The university has 18 faculties and an enrollment of 22,000 students from Russia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Besides the university has 6 research institutes and 16 research laboratories administered by the Russian Academy of Science . The university is composed of 10 buildings and 7 resident halls situated throughout the city. For over 90 years the University has trained more than 100,000 professionals. Among university graduates – Nobel laureates, State Prize winners of the USSR and Russia, academics, ministers, representatives of science and culture
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Russian Nationality
Citizenship of Russia
Russia
is regulated by the federal act regarding citizenship of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
(of 2002, with the amendments of 2003, 2004, 2006), Constitution of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
(of 1993), and the international treaties that cover citizenship questions to which the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
is a party
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Herzen State Pedagogical University
The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (formerly Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute) is one of the largest universities in Russia. Located in Saint Petersburg, it operates 20 faculties and more than 100 departments. Embroidered in its structure are the Institute of Pre-University Courses, the Institute of Continuous Professional Development, and the Pedagogical Research Center. The university is named after the Russian writer and philosopher Alexander Herzen.Contents1 History 2 Notable staff and alumni 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The university dates its creation to 13 May [O.S
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Pavlovsk Palace
Pavlovsk Palace
Pavlovsk Palace
(Russian: Павловский дворец) is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by the order of Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
for her son, Grand Duke Paul, in Pavlovsk, within Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna
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Bela Kun
Béla Kun (20 February 1886 – 29 August 1938), born Béla Kohn, was a Hungarian Communist revolutionary and politician who was the de facto leader of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919. Following the fall of the Hungarian revolution, Kun emigrated to the Soviet Union, where he worked as a functionary in the Communist International bureaucracy as the head of the Crimean Revolutionary Committee from 1920. He was an organizer and an active participant of the Red Terror in Crimea (1920–1921). During the Great Purge of the late 1930s, Kun was arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed in quick succession
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