Wife of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who became the Russian Prime Minister in 2012. She is a strong advocate against abortions in Russia.
She met her future husband when the two attended the same middle school and she went to Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
After her husband took office, she worked to integrate the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church into Russian culture.
She married Dmitry Medvedev in 1993, when both of them completed their university studies.
Like Raisa Gorbacheva, she worked hard to improve the lives of ordinary Russians.