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Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • MOSCOW— Russia's government is calling for the country's retirement age to be raised gradually and for a hike in the value-added tax. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the age at which retirees can receive state pensions would be gradually raised over the next 15 years to 65 for men— up from the current 60— and from 55 to 63 for women. The moves follow President...

  • MOSCOW, May 21- Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Monday after talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Bulgaria canceled the 2,000 megawatt plant in 2012 after failing to find investors. Bulgaria had to pay more...

  • President-elect Vladimir Putin ahead of being sworn-in as President of Russia at St Andrew's Hall of the Moscow Kremlin.

    The Russian president stuck in most cases with the incumbents but elevated two newcomers with ties to the intelligence services.

  • MOSCOW, May 18- Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak will retain his post in the new government, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

  • The United States last month imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest companies and businessmen, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin to punish Moscow for alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other "malign activities". "This bill creates risks of unreasonable criminal prosecution of Russian and foreign citizens, of...

  • *Putin's Russia locked in confrontation with West. MOSCOW, May 7- President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signaling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall of...

  • MOSCOW, May 7- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed on Monday that Finance Minister Anton Siluanov should retain this role in a new government, while combining his current job with a role of new first deputy prime minister, Interfax reported.

  • *Putin's Russia locked in confrontation with West. MOSCOW, May 7- President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signalling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall...

  • MOSCOW, May 7- Vladimir Putin, sworn in on Monday for another six years as Russian president, nominated Dmitry Medvedev again to be his prime minister. *Medvedev, like Putin, was born in Soviet Leningrad, now called St Petersburg. *Medvedev worked with Putin in the early 1990 s in St Petersburg city hall where Putin headed the Committee for Foreign Affairs.

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

    Medvedev said the restrictions were aimed at destroying Russia's socio-political system and harming the economy and individuals.

  • April 18- Although the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp, still count Russia as a growth market. But new sanctions and proposed legislation have raised the possibility of fresh challenges for U.S. companies in Russia.

  • April 18- Although the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp, still count Russia as a growth market. But new sanctions and proposed legislation have raised the possibility of fresh challenges for U.S. companies in Russia.

  • *Russia trying to make its own large-capacity turbines. In the past few years Russia has imported the large-capacity gas turbines required to run modern power stations from firms such as Siemens, GE and Alstom. After Western sanctions were imposed on Russia over the conflict with Ukraine four years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged officials to...

  • April 13- Although the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp, still count Russia as a growth market. But new sanctions and proposed legislation have raised the possibility of fresh challenges for U.S. companies in Russia.

  • LONDON, April 11- International financial groups took action on Wednesday to distance themselves from the shares, bonds and metal of Russian aluminium giant Rusal after the United States imposed sanctions on the company. In Moscow, the government pledged to provide Rusal with short-term liquidity and offer other assistance while it also considered hitting...

  • LONDON, April 11- International financial groups took action on Wednesday to distance themselves from the shares, bonds and metal of Russian aluminium giant Rusal after the United States imposed sanctions on the company. In Moscow, the government pledged to provide Rusal with short-term liquidity and offer other assistance while it also considered hitting...

  • MOSCOW, April 11- The rouble fell on Wednesday to its lowest levels since 2016 as tensions with the United States over new punitive sanctions and the conflict in Syria eclipsed any benefit from higher oil prices. The Russian market has been in a sharp sell-off since the United States imposed new sanctions against Moscow on April 6, targeting some of Russia's...

  • LONDON, April 11- International financial groups took action on Wednesday to distance themselves from the shares, bonds and metal of Russian aluminium giant Rusal after the United States imposed sanctions on the company. In Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said his government should look at U.S. goods or goods produced in Russia by U.S. companies...

  • MOSCOW, April 11- The rouble slid on Wednesday to its lowest levels since 2016, as tensions with the United States over new punitive sanctions and the conflict in Syria eclipsed the benefit of higher oil prices. The Russian market has been in a sharp sell-off since the United States imposed new sanctions against Moscow on April 6, targeting some of Russia's...

  • MOSCOW, April 10- The Russian government pledged to minimize the fallout from U.S. sanctions on Tuesday and dismissed steep falls in the rouble and financial markets as short-term volatility, saying Russia needed time to adjust to the new curbs. The rouble fell sharply for a second day, shedding over 3 percent of its value against the dollar despite rising prices...