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  • 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.

  • REFILE-Kremlin dismisses talk Putin has back trouble Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Pussy Riot got what they deserved - Putin Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:14 PM ET

    NOVO OGARYOVO, Russia, Oct 25- President Vladimir Putin flatly rejected on Thursday Western criticism of the imprisonment of the Pussy Riot punk protest band, saying its three female members deserved their fate because they threatened the moral foundations of Russia.

  • A look at some of the top smoking nations Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared war on tobacco Tuesday, calling for a ban on tobacco advertising, an end to smoking in public and a rise in the price of a pack. Russia's smoking rates are among the world's highest, led by the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati where 57 percent of the adult population lights up.

  • Russia's Medvedev calls for ban of tobacco ads Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 2:29 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday called for a ban on all tobacco ads, as the government prepares a bill that would also phase out smoking in public. World Health Organization says that some 40 percent of Russia's adult population smokes, one of the highest rates in the world.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his deputy Arkady Dvorkovich along with Agriculture Ministry officials to attend Agriculture fair;. MOSCOW- International Monetary Fund to present its October World Economic Outlook; MOSCOW- Retailer O'Key to present trading update.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 9- Russia's former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, who has a reputation among investors for fiscal prudence, denied a news agency report that he had been offered the post of head of a proposed financial super-regulator.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:01 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 9- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Tuesday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet his Iraqi counterpart Nuri al-Maliki. MOSCOW- Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator MegaFon is expected to start pre-marketing its London initial public offering.

  • *Energy ministry, LUKOIL to meet investors this month. LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 5- Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin met investors in London on Friday, launching a charm offensive by Russia's oil industry, which is trying to court foreign capital after a decade in which it became almost synonymous with resource nationalism.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 5- Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin met investors in London on Friday, launching a charm offensive by Russia's oil industry which is trying to court foreign capital after a decade in which it became almost synonymous with resource nationalism.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    MOSCOW- The VTB Capital " RUSSIA CALLING!" MOSCOW- Russia's Deputy Agriculture Minister Ilya Shestakov holds a briefing. MOSCOW- Russia's monthly oil output and export and gas output data.

  • *Facebook's Zuckerberg makes first visit to Russia. GORKI, Russia, Oct 1- Prime minister Dmitry Medvedev told Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Monday that Russia's IT industry was as promising an area for investment as its natural resources sectors.

  • Facebook founder mulls Russian research center Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- A Russian official says Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg is being encouraged to expand its operation in Russia. Russia's communications minister tweeted that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev persuaded the social media giant's founder Monday to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers and instead open a research center in Moscow.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Monday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets Facebook. MOSCOW- Moscow City Court starts hearings on appeal against conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot;.

  • Russia pushes Facebook to open research center Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:28 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow on Monday, where top officials were pressing him to expand the company's operations in Russia. A Facebook spokeswoman, who refused to be named because she wasn't authorized to discuss the matter with the media, said the company has no immediate expansion plans for Russia.

  • Duma Imposes Protest Crackdown Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 3:33 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russia’s parliament has passed a law imposing draconian fines on demonstrators, aimed at curtailing anti-Kremlin protests in a political crackdown following the return of Vladimir Putin as president last month, the Financial Times reports.

  • Resolute Putin Faces a Russia That’s Changed Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 5:45 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    NY Times reports that  Mr. Putin, who grew up in a hardscrabble Soviet housing block, has spent more than a decade in a byzantine world of petitioners and servants. Now, in the year he turns 60, he will face his biggest challenge: coming to grips with a society that has greatly changed under his watch, while he has remained essentially the same.

  • Commentary: Reform Key to Growth in Russia Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    The Russia Forum, held in Moscow each February, brings together politicians and business leaders to discuss investing in this vast resource-rich country.

  • Investors, Stay Away From Russia for Now: Analysts Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russian stocks and the rouble held above their two-week lows, but analysts said that, at least until Dec. 24, investors would be better off staying away from Russia.

  • Will Anything Really Change After Putin Job Swap? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    When Vladimir Putin took time out from shirtless photo opportunities to announce that he was seeking the Russian presidency again in 2012 at the weekend, the subsequent drop in the rouble must have been rather unflattering.