Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • MOSCOW, May 31- Moscow's new international airport is set to open next month with only a handful of airlines and faces a struggle to win passengers from rivals after Russia's economic crisis. The Zhukovsky airport terminal was inaugurated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday, part of a 10 billion rouble project to redevelop a cargo airfield and Cold War...

  • MOSCOW, May 10- VTB, Russia's second biggest lender, does not expect a return on 243 billion roubles of toxic assets held by its Bank of Moscow and has moved them to a specially created "bad bank", a VTB executive said. Bank of Moscow, once Russia's fifth-largest by assets, was taken over by VTB in 2011 via a number of transactions involving the City of Moscow and after...

  • MOSCOW, April 22- Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, said on Friday its board had recommended paying a dividend of 11.75 roubles per share on its profits last year, up from the 8.21 roubles paid for 2014.. The payout is less than the dividend rate of 50 percent of net profits that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered state-owned companies to pay...

  • MOSCOW, April 22- Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, said on Friday its board had recommended paying a dividend of 11.73 roubles per share on its profits last year, up from the 8.21 roubles paid for 2014.. The payout is less than the dividend rate of 50 percent of net profits that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered state-owned companies to pay...

  • MOSCOW, April 21- Russia should use an average oil price of $40 per barrel as the benchmark for its 2017-2019 budgets, the Economy Ministry said on Thursday, giving in to Finance Ministry arguments for fiscal caution. A slide in oil prices and Western sanctions have pushed Russia into recession, complicating the Finance Ministry's task of keeping the budget...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russia's troubled state development bank Vnesheconombank should be split into a commercial bank and a development institution, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday. VEB is also in difficulties because of Western sanctions imposed on Russia two years ago for its policies towards Ukraine. Russia's government has allocated 150...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered state companies to spend 50 percent of their profits on dividend payouts in 2016, according to a document published on the government website. The measure is expected to boost federal budget revenues by 100 billion roubles, Medvedev told the lower chamber of Russia's parliament as he...

  • MOSCOW, April 12- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on Tuesday removing Olga Dergunova from the posts of head of the Federal Agency for the Management of State Property and deputy economy minister.

  • MOSCOW, March 30- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday he supported a decision to restructure state development bank VEB's debts to the central bank as part of rescue measures for the troubled lender. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told VEB's supervisory board on Tuesday that the government would provide 150 billion roubles to...

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian investigators said on Monday they had been able to retrieve data from a damaged cockpit voice recorder recovered from the scene of a plane crash at the weekend in southern Russia that killed all 62 people on board. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered officials to examine whether Russia's flight safety rules needed to be tightened...

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered officials on Monday to examine whether Russia's flight safety rules need to be tightened up after a passenger jet crashed in southern Russia killing all 62 people on board. The plane, operated by Dubai- based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed in the early hours of Saturday at Rostov-on-Don airport...

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday ordered his government to analyse the reasons behind the crash of a Flydubai passenger jet at the weekend, and if necessary to amend Russian regulations on flight safety, RIA news agency reported.

  • MOSCOW, March 11- President Vladimir Putin met late on Thursday with Russia's top officials in charge of the economy to discuss current economic issues facing the country and "various aspects of its mid-term development", the Kremlin said.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 18- A Russian government plan to shore up the recession-battered economy will cost around 880 billion roubles, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told a cabinet meeting on Thursday. Some 185 billion roubles will be allocated from the budget's anti-crisis fund and there is also some money left over from last year's budget, but that would not suffice,...

  • *Kerry says Russia must change targets to adhere to peace deal. MUNICH, Feb 13- The United States and France criticised Russia on Saturday for bombing civilians in Syria, a charge Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected as major powers bickered openly a day after agreeing to a pause in combat. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of hitting...

  • *Facing protests, France wants more EU livestock steps. PARIS, Feb 8- France wants new "market regulation measures" to help farmers hurt by low milk and pork prices and has submitted proposals ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this month, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday. Prices for milk and pork have fallen below the cost of...

  • PARIS, Feb 8- France called on the European Commission on Monday to do more to help its struggling livestock industry, seeking to defuse protests that have seen farmers block highways and supermarkets. France had in particular called for "market regulation measures" in proposals submitted ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this...

  • GORKI, Russia, Feb 2- Russia's government does not plan to raise pension age as part of anti-crisis measures, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday. "Fulfilling social obligations, maintaining an acceptable situation on the labour market remain a priority. Among the proposed measures there is no raising pension age, "Medvedev told a government meeting.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 27- President Vladimir Putin is to chair a government meeting on Wednesday over a 1.7 trillion rouble plan to protect the Russian economy from major economic crises, the RBC daily newspaper reported, citing government sources. It said at least 737 billion roubles were included in a contingency plan sent to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 13- "New realities" including the possibility that oil prices will remain low for a prolonged period will force Russia to take hard decisions about government spending, its finance minister said on Wednesday. Anton Siluanov warned the country's budget would only balance at an oil price of $82 per barrel, well in excess of the $50 per barrel assumption...