The President visited the new Akademichesky city district, where he looked at apartments purchased by the Defence Ministry for military servicemen, including those retired from active duty. Mr Medvedev visited several families in their new homes.
The President attended the opening of a new metro station, Botanicheskaya, construction of which began in 2007. Dmitry Medvedev looked around the station, spoke with the metro builders, and also took a short ride on the metro.
The President also met with small business community representatives and United Russia party activists.
Mr Medvedev discussed with the meeting’s participants a range of issues that included improvements to the laws regulating SMEs, better conditions for business activity, and further steps to optimise the tax rules for small businesses.