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Medvedev Wants Kadyrov, Volodin and Poklonskaya for Russian State Duma

  • 27 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
Russian Prime Minister and chairman of the United Russia ruling party Dmitry Medvedev has recommended that first deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin be returned to the State Duma, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday. Russian Prime Minister and chairman of the United Russia ruling party...

Cakes With Medvedev's 'There's No Money' Quote Banned in Russia's Buryatia

  • 23 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
The production of cakes with the infamous quote by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, There is no money. Hold on in there, has been banned in Russia's Siberian republic of Buryatia, the FlashSiberia news website reported Thursday. The production of cakes with the infamous quote by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, “There...

'There's Just No Money' Sing Along to Russia's Spoof Pensions Song

  • 7 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev may never live it down. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev may never live it down. Asked by an angry pensioner in Crimea last month when the government would raise her state pension, Medvedev was caught on camera saying: “There's...

Hanging in There: A Guide to Russia's Economy

  • 15 June 2016
  • By Peter Hobson / The Moscow Times
In late May, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inadvertently caught the mood of the nation. In late May, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inadvertently caught the mood of the nation. On a tour of Crimea, Medvedev was confronted by an angry woman, who demanded to know when the government planned...

Kremlin Eyes Better U.K.-Russia Ties After Brexit Referendum

  • 24 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... very rich but are currently faced with difficulties, he said. We find that our British partners are not always willing to communicate and cooperate. Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Conference on Friday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the result of the British referendum would be signficant. Of course, the referendum is an internal matter for the British people, he said. It is clear however, that the result is significant not just for Britain and the EU, but because...

Russian State Duma Strips Opposition Deputy Ponomarev of His Powers

  • 10 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... embezzlement of $750,000 from the state-funded scientific and technological Skolkovo Foundation. Ponomarev had worked with Skolkovo as a lecturer, and in 2011-12 he managed part of the foundations projects while working closely with then-President Dmitry Medvedev. 179742

Russia Targets Global Market With 'Airliner of the 21st Century'

  • 8 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... been the sale of 15 Sukhoi Superjets to Irish regional airline CityJet. The Irkut and Sukhoi aircraft companies are both subsidiaries of the United Aircraft Company, in which the Russian government holds a majority stake. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Ministers Arkady Dvorkovich and Dmitry Rogozin, and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov were also present at the ceremony. Irkut's MS-21 will be produced in two models: the MS-21-200, capable of carrying up to 165 passengers...

Russians Are Struggling to Afford Medication

  • 9 June 2016
  • By Ola Cichowlas / The Moscow Times
... by increasingly expensive medicine in Russia. This year, the government increased pensions by only 4 percent, set against double-digit inflation in food and medicine. The senior demographic's struggle was caught on camera when Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was confronted by angry Crimean pensioners demanding higher pensions. Medvedev's reply soon became a nationwide meme, epitomizing Russia's current crisis. "There's no money, but you take care," he said.  Contact the author at ...

Russia to Invest $1.5Bln in Kyrgyz Gas Pipelines

  • 6 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... Kyrgyzstans gas pipelines by 2030, the Interfax news agency reported Monday. One third of the 100 billion would be invested within the next two years in a significant boost to the Kyrgyzstans gas infrastructure, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, following high-level talks in the countrys capital of Bishkek. Alexei Miller, head of the Russian state energy company Gazprom, said earlier this year that the company was planning to invest more than $758 million into different projects in...

Putin Extends Food Embargo Until 2018

  • 29 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... of 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning imports of Western food products until the end of 2017. The document was published on the government's legal information website Wednesday. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed prolonging the embargo last month after the G7 group of world leaders agreed to extend their anti-Russian sanctions until the Minsk agreements were completely implemented. Russia introduced the food embargo in August 2014. The measures...

Russia to Pay to $83M to Israeli Pensioners in 2017

  • 8 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... including pensioners, disabled people, and other at-risk groups, the Labour Ministry document said. The announcement was followed by a wave of comments on the social media. Many Russians referred to a recent statement by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who told a Crimean woman in May 2016 that there was “just no money” to increase pensions, and to “hang on in there.” 179742

Finnish Dairy Company Valio to Close Plant Due to Russian Food Embargo

  • 1 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... in 2015, news outlet RBC reported. Russia introduced a ban on a wide range of food imports from the West in August 2014 as a response to anti-Russian EU and US sanctions imposed after the country’s intervention in Ukraine. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed his readiness to extend the ban until the end of 2017 after G7 leaders agreed to extend anti-Russian sanctions last week. 179742

Communist Leader: Russians' Respect for Lenin and Stalin Is Growing

  • 27 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... however, have proved themselves wiser and stronger than this malicious propaganda, Zyuganov said, RIA Novosti reported. Zyuganov also criticized Russia’s former president and current prime minister, saying that the neoliberal policies of [Dmitry] Medvedevs government have run their course and are leading the country toward ruin. State Duma elections will take place on Sept. 18. The Communist Party, Russias second biggest political party, presented its list of Duma candidates at Saturday's...

Russian State Duma Bans Import and Production of GMOs

  • 24 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... rubles for legal entities ($1,500-$7,500). Many American and European countries continue to produce and sell GMO products and the new law may further reduce the already scant presence of Western food in Russian stores. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for the embargo against Western food products to continue until the end of 2017 in May. Russian officials insist that country's farms be able will produce enough food for the country without the use of yield-increasing GMOs. Moscow hopes...

Why Kerch May Prove a Bridge Too Far for Russia

  • 17 June 2016
  • By Daria Litvinova / The Moscow Times
... Giprostroimost — St. Petersburg," a company involved in the construction. "Delivering necessary materials to the site, as well as using construction equipment, becomes difficult," he told The Moscow Times. most.life Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak look at a Kerch bridge construction model at the 2015 Sochi Forum. In order to minimize the influence of the weather, several temporary, technical bridges are being built, Galas says: They will allow for...

Russia Won't Need Meat, Dairy and Vegetable Imports By 2020 - Minister

  • 3 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... in Russia rose sharply after the Kremlin began an embargo on food produced by countries who imposed sanctions on Russia following the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The embargo may now be extended until the end of 2017, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on May 27. Moscow also halted the imports of the majority of Turkish fruit and vegetable products as part of the sanctions imposed by the Kremlin over the downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter jet near the Syrian border in November. Fifty-two...

Day of Mourning After Russian Boat Accident Kills 14 Children

  • 20 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... Vladimir Putin expressed his deepest condolences and instructed the Investigative Committee to find those responsible, the TASS news agency reported Monday. The committee has opened a criminal case in connection with the incident. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the accident was a result of egregious criminal negligence, the Interfax news agency reported. The deputy head of the Education and Science Ministry Veniamin Kaganov said that the camp leaders are responsible for the deaths, as they...

Who is Mr Mutko, Russia's Embattled Sports Minister?

  • 23 June 2016
  • By Eva Hartog / The Moscow Times
... deliver, despite high levels of spending. With a total of 15 medals, only three of which were gold, it was Russias worst-ever Olympic performance. Mutkos already fragile position took another hit when an audit commissioned by then-President Dmitry Medvedev named him responsible for widespread misspending in the lead-up to the Games. It also revealed Mutkos own exorbitant lifestyle at the taxpayers expense for the 20-day Olympic event, he had claimed 97 expensive breakfasts. The total cost for...

Russian Opposition Governor Arrested for Corruption Claims Innocence

  • 27 June 2016
  • The Moscow Times
... region of Perm and becoming vice-governor of the Perm region in 2004. In 2005, he was elected leader of Union of Right Forces, Russias liberal reformist opposition, but the party suffered defeat in the 2007 parliamentary elections. President Dmitry Medvedev appointed him as Kirov region governor in 2009, making him the only Russian governor associated with the liberal opposition movement. He has become well-known in liberal-political circles, associating with officials including Anatoly Chubais...

'I Don't Want to Die': Harrowing Tales From Russia's Summer Camp

  • 22 June 2016
  • By Daria Litvinova / The Moscow Times
... funding. Indeed, since 2014, City Hall had signed off on several contracts with the summer camp, paying a total of 108.7 million rubles ($1.7 million). The tragedy sparked outcry at the very top: Both President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for a thorough investigation into the incident. Punishment for those in charge of the camp and officials involved in shadowy procurement procedures will no doubt be stiff and demonstrative. The camp's owner, deputy director and the three...