Sergey Medvedev, Political analyst, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

1966 - Born in Moscow
1984 - Reporter, Russian Far North and Siberia
1987 - Editor and writer, U.S. desk, TASS news agency, Moscow
1988 - Researcher, Institute of Europe, Moscow
1988 - Graduates, School of International Journalism, Moscow State University
1988 - Graduates, Charles University, Prague
1990 - Masters, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York city
1992 - Analyst, Foreign Policy Association, Moscow
1993 - Scholar-in-residence, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy
1994 - Visiting scholar, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen, Germany
1995 - PhD, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
1996 - Research fellow, head of Russian programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
1999 - Professor,George C. Marshall European centre for security studies, Garmisch-Partenkichen, Germany
2004 - Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow State University
2004 - Expert, Russian-European Centre for Economic Policy, Moscow

On Monday President Vladimir Putin has announced a reshuffle of the cabinet were the leading contenders to run for President next spring retained their posts and Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin was promoted to deputy prime minister. What is the meaning of this reshuffle and what should the Russians expect from the new Cabinet? To answer this question, our guest today is political analyst Sergey Medvedev.