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RuNet Has A Field Day With Medvedev's 'No Money' Quote

  • 25 May 2016
  • By Peter Hobson and Katrin Scheib
When Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea, he was prepared for handshakes, meetings and rainbows. A soundbite here, a photo-op there. [ View the story "RuNet Has A Field Day With Medvedev's "No Money" Quote " on Storify ] 477011 509728

Medvedev Wants Russia's Food Ban Extended Til End of 2017

  • 27 May 2016
  • The Moscow Times
Russia may extend its embargo on many Western food products until the end of 2017, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Friday. Russia may extend its embargo on many Western food products until the end of 2017, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Friday. The Kremlin began the embargo in 2014 against nations who had imposed sanctions on...

Medvedev Tells Crimean Pensioners 'No Money' for Pension Increase

  • 24 May 2016
  • The Moscow Times
During his visit to Crimea, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was confronted by frustrated pensioners, the Meduza news website reported on Tuesday. During his visit to Crimea, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was confronted by frustrated pensioners, the Meduza news website reported on Tuesday. What is...

Kremlin Operates on Its Most Demoralized Patient The Media

  • 5 May 2016
  • By Vasily Gatov
Five years ago, then-President Dmitry Medvedev met with leading representatives of Russia's online media community digital entrepreneurs, executives, scholars, authors and some opposition-minded bloggers. Galina Gubchenko Vasily Gatov Five years ago, then-President Dmitry Medvedev...

Armenia's Diplomatic Brinkmanship Over Nagorno-Karabakh (Op-Ed)

  • 11 May 2016
  • By Richard Giragosian
... Armenians, this crisis marked a culmination in frustration with an asymmetrical and disrespectful alliance, further exacerbated by the sense of betrayal by Russia, which sold the weapons used by Azerbaijan against Karabakh. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev only inflamed tensions when, during a visit to Armenia only days after the fighting, reaffirmed Russian plans to continue selling arms to Azerbaijan. Medvedev stressed that this was no longer a simple business transaction, but representative...

Russian Government Approves 21% Minimum Wage Increase

  • 17 May 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... Novosti news agency reported Tuesday. Starting from July 1, the minimum monthly salary will be raised from the current 6,204 rubles ($96) to 7,500 rubles ($116). The decision to boost wages was announced on March 25 by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a forum for the ruling United Russia party. He called for deputies to prepare and pass the bill as soon as possible. Despite the increase, the monthly minimum remains significantly lower than the current subsistence wage, which was estimated...

Russia's Single-Industry Towns to Lose 16,000 Jobs in 2016

  • 18 May 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... currently 342 settlements in Russia that have been designated as single-industry towns in need of support. The worst hit include those involved in coal mining or paper production, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper reported. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said last year that not enough funding had been dedicated to boosting monotowns, which are currently catered for by a dedicated working committee. 179742

KPIs For The Public Service Sector: A Fig Leaf Of A Real Change (Op-Ed)

  • 29 April 2016
  • By Oleg Buklemishev
... that the authorities now seem to be considering it. It has been announced that President Vladimir Putin would himself be heading a special commission on government reform. From what we know, his commission, initially the idea of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, will be tasked with developing new work approaches and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Russian public sector. This isn't the first time the Russian government has been here, of course. Back in 2004, the authorities also tried to eliminate...

Putin Closes Russia's Drugs Agency, Casts Aside Longtime Supporter Ivanov

  • 19 May 2016
  • By Mikhail Fishman / The Moscow Times
... happening but this is how the system works, they were acting in the interests of the state, and besides, it has only gotten worse since. It was around this time that Ivanovs rise was checked and his career problems began. He first ran into Dmitry Medvedev, who became president in 2008, and who found it difficult to deal with Putins KGB associates. Ivanov was asked to move out of the Kremlin, and, in a clear demotion, he was transferred from his top position within the presidential administration...