Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • The privatisation of Bashneft was meant to help plug gaps in Russia's budget caused by an oil price slump and Western sanctions imposed over the country's actions in Ukraine. The sale was considered one of the crown jewels of the country's privatisation programme and was set to pit some of Russia's most powerful businessmen and officials against each other.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has postponed the privatization of mid-sized oil producer Bashneft, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, a surprise move she said was approved by President Vladimir Putin. The privatization of Bashneft was meant to be one of the crown jewels of this year's privatization program and was set to pit some of...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has postponed the privatisation of mid-sized oil producer Bashneft, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, a surprise move she said was approved by President Vladimir Putin. The privatisation of Bashneft was meant to be one of the crown jewels of this year's privatisation programme and was set to pit some of...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has decided to postpone the privatisation of a government stake in oil producer Bashneft for an unspecified amount of time, the RBC news organisation reported on Tuesday, citing Medvedev's spokeswoman.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has decided to postpone the privatization of a government stake in oil producer Bashneft for an unspecified amount of time, the RBC news organization reported on Tuesday, citing Medvedev's spokeswoman.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Aug 15- Russia's Economy Ministry has advised Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev he would have to issue an unprecedented special decree if he wants to bar state-controlled oil major Rosneft from the privatisation of a mid-sized energy group, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The planned auction of a 50 percent stake in state-owned oil producer...

  • 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.

  • Russia's prime minister says the world must move away from its dependence on the dollar, arguing that the global economy would benefit as a result.

  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Russia's prime minister cautions his Australian counterpart to be "careful of what he says" after threatening to "shirtfront" Putin.

  • Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Prime Minister.

    Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.

  • A drilling rig stands at OAO Gazprom's Bovanenkovo gas field

    Tensions between Russia and the West have flared once again—this time over gas supplies, but fund managers say Iran-style sanctions look unlikely.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday will revive efforts to end a territorial dispute that has prevented the nations signing a treaty to end World War Two.

  • *Hermitage Plaza towers designed by UK architect Foster. PARIS, Nov 4- For Paris, a city whose priciest apartments boast mansard roofs and wrought-iron balconies, it's an audacious bet: a pair of shimmering, largely residential, luxury towers that might look more at home in Dubai or Shanghai.

  • *Hermitage Plaza towers designed by UK architect Foster. PARIS, Nov 4- For Paris, a city whose priciest apartments boast mansard roofs and wrought-iron balconies, it's an audacious bet: a pair of shimmering, largely residential, luxury towers that might look more at home in Dubai or Shanghai.

  • *Archer Daniels Midland bid $2.8 bln for GrainCorp. MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russian investment and trading group Summa has asked the state development bank Vnesheconombank to fund a possible acquisition of Australia's GrainCorp, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 25- The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed talk that Russian President Vladimir Putin has a back problem that prompted him to postpone foreign visits and might require surgery. Putin, who began a six-year presidential term in May and turned 60 on Oct. 7, was seen to be limping at an Asia-Pacific summit in the Pacific port of Vladivostok in early September.