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Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • *Rouble seen 10 pct weaker at $55 oil under new budget rule. MOSCOW, Feb 2- Russia will resume buying dollars next week for the first time since a brief burst in 2015, but sources told Reuters the purchases will go ahead only after a reluctant central bank won assurances it could distance itself from the operations. People involved in discussions of the planned...

  • The plan envisages the state reducing its stake in VTB, Russia's No. 2 bank, to 25 percent plus one share within three years. Sberbank is Russia's largest lender by assets. Details of Russia's privatization plans are available here:.

  • The plan envisages the state reducing its stake in VTB, Russia's No. 2 bank, to 25 percent plus one share within three years. Sberbank is Russia's largest lender by assets. Details of Russia's privatisation plans are available here:.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 2- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday he expected the budget to receive 17 billion roubles over 2017-19 from the privatisation of state assets, excluding large companies.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 2- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday he expected the budget to receive 17 billion roubles over 2017-19 from the privatization of state assets, excluding large companies.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- President Vladimir Putin ruled out on Friday expelling anyone in retaliation for Washington's decision to throw out 35 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions on two of the country's intelligence agencies. RIA news agency quoted Putin as saying he would consider the actions of President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office next month, when...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- Russia said on Friday it planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using two facilities in Moscow in retaliation for expulsions and sanctions imposed by Washington. Maria Olson, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, said the mission had not yet received any official documents from the Russian Foreign Ministry on the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- Russia said on Friday it planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using two facilities in Moscow in retaliation for expulsions and sanctions imposed by Washington. Maria Olson, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, said the mission had not yet received any official documents from the Russian Foreign Ministry on the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- The Obama administration is ending its term in "anti- Russia agony", Russian Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday, a day after the United States imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to alleged hacking of Democratic Party institutions. "It is regrettable that the Obama administration, which started out by restoring our ties, is ending its...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 19- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday the Russian government would allow the issuance of state debt denominated in the currencies of the BRICS group of countries.

  • Dec 5- Gold edged up in early Asian trade on Monday as jitters over the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after losing a referendum on constitutional reform induced safe-haven buying. *The euro sank to 20- months lows in Asia on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign in the wake of a stinging defeat on...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 22- Russian development bank Vnesheconombank could resume financing for over 20 stalled projects in the next two years, spending around 150 billion roubles, its chairman said. The comments are a sign that officials at the state-controlled bank are becoming more confident in its prospects after it was granted 150 billion roubles in bailout money...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- The arrest of Russia's economy minister on bribery charges has sown fear across the Moscow political elite that a wider purge may be coming of other senior officials. Russia's Vedomosti newspaper, citing an unnamed senior security source, published names of other officials that it said had been under surveillance by domestic intelligence...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- The arrest of Russia's economy minister on bribery charges has sown fear across the Moscow political elite that a wider purge may be coming of other senior officials. Russia's Vedomosti newspaper, citing an unnamed senior security source, published names of other officials that it said had been under surveillance by domestic intelligence...

  • Russia's Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev appears in Moscow's Basmanny District Court for a hearing into his case.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over extortion allegations.

  • By Svetlana Reiter and Andrey Kuzmin. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft, a case that could expose fault lines in the Russian leader's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft, a case which could expose fault lines in the Russian leader's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house arrest for two months until Jan. 15, faces up...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday denied extorting a $2 million bribe after Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, helped authorities organise a sting on him in a case that could expose fault lines in Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house arrest for two months until Jan. 15,...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian investigators on Tuesday charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev with extorting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, in a case that threatens to expose fault lines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose ministry has been overseeing a sale of state assets, is the...

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian investigators said on Tuesday they had detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev in a bribery case linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, a surprise move that may expose fault lines in Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose ministry...