The Medvedev Doctrine is a set of five principles stated by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in an interview to Channel One Russia on Sunday August 31, 2008, in the aftermath of the Russo-Georgian War.  They may be summarized as follows:
- "Russia recognizes the primacy of the fundamental principles of international law"
- "The world should be multi-polar"
- "Russia does not want confrontation with any other country"
- "Protecting the lives and dignity of our citizens, wherever they may be, is an unquestionable priority for our country"
- "As is the case of other countries, there are regions in which Russia has privileged interests"