Dmitry Medvedev

Global Politics

Medvedev's Silicon Valley dreams

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes is observing Medvedev's trip to Silicon Valley from Moscow. He says Medvedev is trying to raise his profile over that of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is still seen as Russia's puppet master by observers.

Russia ups the ante

Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, recognizes the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.