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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev prepares to face the press

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is made up as he prepares for his first full press conference in Skolkovo outside Moscow on May 18. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today refused to say if he intended to seek a new mandate in 2012 but said an announcement on the decision should be expected soon.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today held his biggest news conference since taking office, discussing his relationship with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, missile defense, the collapsed BP-Rosneft oil deal and a number of other issues. Click here to read more.