Svetlana Medvedev: work and leisure

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March 15 is the birthday of Russia’s First Lady, Svetlana Medvedev. She has been in the media spotlight since May 7, 2008 – the day of her husband’s inauguration as Russian president.

March 15 is the birthday of Russia’s First Lady, Svetlana Medvedev. She has been in the media spotlight since May 7, 2008 – the day of her husband’s inauguration as Russian president.

© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankRussia’s First Lady Svetlana Medvedev accepting birthday greetings on March 15.
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Russia’s First Lady Svetlana Medvedev accepting birthday greetings on March 15.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe media have not commented on the birthday gifts Svetlana Medvedev will be getting this year. Last year Dutch horticulturalists named a new variety of tulip after Svetlana as a rather original birthday present.
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The media have not commented on the birthday gifts Svetlana Medvedev will be getting this year. Last year Dutch horticulturalists named a new variety of tulip after Svetlana as a rather original birthday present.
© POOL / Go to the photo bankSvetlana Medvedev (born Svetlana Linnik) was born in Kronstadt (now a district of St.Petersburg). Photo: Svetlana Medvedev at the house museum of St. John of Kronstadt on November 20, 2010.
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Svetlana Medvedev (born Svetlana Linnik) was born in Kronstadt (now a district of St.Petersburg). Photo: Svetlana Medvedev at the house museum of St. John of Kronstadt on November 20, 2010.
© РИА Новости / POOL / Go to the photo bankSvetlana met her future husband at the Kupchino School No. 305 in St. Petersburg, which both of them attended. She visited the school as first lady on October 5, 2010.
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Svetlana met her future husband at the Kupchino School No. 305 in St. Petersburg, which both of them attended. She visited the school as first lady on October 5, 2010.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankIn 1987, Svetlana Medvedev graduated from the Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute, where she specialized in corporate economic analysis. She started working as an economist while still working on her college degree.
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In 1987, Svetlana Medvedev graduated from the Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute, where she specialized in corporate economic analysis. She started working as an economist while still working on her college degree.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the photo bankShe married Dmitry Medvedev in 1993 and had a son, Ilya, in 1995. Svetlana did not return to work after her son’s birth.
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She married Dmitry Medvedev in 1993 and had a son, Ilya, in 1995. Svetlana did not return to work after her son’s birth.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankAccording to the president’s website, half of the 130 or more official events the first lady has attended were directly linked to the Russian Orthodox Church. Photo: Svetlana Medvedev attending a Christmas service at the Church of Christ the Savior on January 7, 2011.
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According to the president’s website, half of the 130 or more official events the first lady has attended were directly linked to the Russian Orthodox Church. Photo: Svetlana Medvedev attending a Christmas service at the Church of Christ the Savior on January 7, 2011.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the photo bankFamily values are very important the Russian president’s wife. She chairs the council of trustees of an educational program for teaching spiritual and moral values to young Russians.
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Family values are very important the Russian president’s wife. She chairs the council of trustees of an educational program for teaching spiritual and moral values to young Russians.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the photo bankSvetlana Medvedev followed her husband’s lead in starting her own blog, The First Lady’s Diary. She first started her own page as part of her husband’s website in September 2009, which described the events she attended.
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Svetlana Medvedev followed her husband’s lead in starting her own blog, The First Lady’s Diary. She first started her own page as part of her husband’s website in September 2009, which described the events she attended.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Klementiev / Go to the photo bankAs first lady, Svetlana Medvedev often has to accompany her husband on official international trips and visits. There is usually a separate program for the first lady on such occasions. On June 25, 2010 she took part in making a canoe during the G20 summit.
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As first lady, Svetlana Medvedev often has to accompany her husband on official international trips and visits. There is usually a separate program for the first lady on such occasions. On June 25, 2010 she took part in making a canoe during the G20 summit.
© RIA Novosti . Ekaterina ChesnokovaSvetlana Medvedev often attends social functions. Photo: Svetlana Medvedev at the 45th birthday of fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin in October 2008.
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Svetlana Medvedev often attends social functions. Photo: Svetlana Medvedev at the 45th birthday of fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin in October 2008.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Fomichev / Go to the photo bankSvetlana Medvedev and Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev at the opening of the Pablo Picasso exhibition in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
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Svetlana Medvedev and Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev at the opening of the Pablo Picasso exhibition in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankSvetlana Medvedev has two church awards: the Order of St. Olga, Third Class (2007), and the Order of St. Euphrosyne (2008). In 2010, she received the International Award of Sts. Cyril and Methodius from the Slavic Foundation and the Moscow Patriarchy.
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Svetlana Medvedev has two church awards: the Order of St. Olga, Third Class (2007), and the Order of St. Euphrosyne (2008). In 2010, she received the International Award of Sts. Cyril and Methodius from the Slavic Foundation and the Moscow Patriarchy.
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