Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • 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...

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian law enforcement officials detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on corruption charges linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, in a case that could lay bare the faultlines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose...

  • JERICHO, West Bank, Nov 11- Russia expects Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict to stay in place despite Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

  • Until recently, tourists paid $50 to visit the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea. After Russia took control of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, signs went up in the woods around the sites warning visitors against entering a "forbidden zone of the Russian Ministry of...

  • *Russia to host World Grain Forum Nov. 18-19. MOSCOW, Oct 31- A global grain forum hosted by Russia next month, the first of its kind in seven years, looks set to be snubbed by Western agriculture ministers as tensions rise over the Syria crisis. Three weeks before the World Grain Forum, to be hosted by the Agriculture Ministry in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on November...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 13- Andrei Shishkin, a vice-president of Russia's top oil producer Rosneft, has been appointed as new chief executive of oil firm Bashneft, Bashneft said on Thursday.