In a meeting with leaders of the parties that proposed his candidacy a day earlier, Medvedev said: "We need to convert the successes that have been achieved in recent years into social and economic programs."
Medvedev, as first deputy prime minister, has been prominently shown on state-controlled television addressing an array of social services concerns.
That image as a socially engaged politician would be likely to appeal to voters who feel left behind even as Russia's economy soars on oil revenues.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, as well as the military of the two countries, will never let a military confrontation spark, but...
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On April 20, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that Russia could supply air defense systems to Syria