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Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • 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.

  • *Vladimir Putin's political dominance greater than ever. MOSCOW, Sept 28- Vladimir Putin appears politically invincible after Russia's ruling party won its biggest ever parliamentary majority this month. With a presidential election due in March 2018, Putin, 63, must decide whether or not to run again.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a presidential awarding ceremony.

    Filipino fishermen have complained of harassment by Chinese government boats in the Scarborough Shoal.

  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he wanted...

  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in its relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin's entourage. At a meeting chaired by Putin, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev sought the president's blessing for the central bank to give 140 billion roubles to lenders,...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The Brexit vote will help Putin undermine U.S.-led sanctions, one expert says.

  • Russian PM's 'no money' for pensions comment stirs up controversy

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is under fire after he made an off-the-cuff remark to a pensioner.

  • Speaking before a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet "a stab in the back" carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow's relations with Ankara.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

  • Putin pumps iron

    The Kremlin has released footage of President Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev working out.

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tells CNBC that ties with the U.S. have been damaged by "destructive" and "stupid" sanctions.