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.
President Obama is in Prague today, where he signed the START Treaty along with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The treaty will reduce the number of nuclear warheads between the two countries by almost 40 percent, from 2,700 to 1,550.
In the wake of the subway bombing in Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has vowed to destroy those responsible. Could this be the end of President Dmitry Medvedev's liberalizing of the Russian government and the return of Putin's iron fist?
President Obama heads to Russia next week hoping to agree on a deal with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to reduce the stocks of deployed nuclear warheads to below 1,700 on each side. For more, The Takeaway turns to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
It's Monday, which means it is time to take a look at the week ahead. We talk with James Surowiecki, The Balance Sheet writer for The New Yorker, and Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times.
It's the one year anniversary of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's rise to power, but many Russia watchers feel that Vladimir Putin still holds the reins. For a look back at Medvedev's first year, we are joined by the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko.
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