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Photostream : Happy Birthday Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva

18 Mar

 

Russia’s First Lady Svetlana Medvedev accepting birthday greetings on March 15, 2011 (born 15 March 1965). Svetlana Linnik was born into a military family in Kronstadt, a town administered by Leningrad. She was the youngest daughter of her parents ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

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. (Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

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 ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

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 ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

She married Dmitry Medvedev in 1993 and had a son, Ilya, in 1995. Svetlana did not return to work after her son’s birth. ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

Svetlana Medvedeva 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. ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva 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 ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

Svetlana Medvedev often attends social functions. Photo: Svetlana Medvedev at the 45th birthday of fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin in October 2008. ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI )

 
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