Contents tagged with Medvedev

  • Putin approves new Russian government

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has named the members of Russia’s new government. Medvedev presented the new Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin accepted all proposals made by Medvedev, the website of the Russian president reports.

    Medvedev proposed appointing Anton Siluanov as First Deputy Prime Minister, who, in his opinion, should also take on the role of the Minister of Finance.

    Among other candidates for the posts of  vice premiers are …

  • Medvedev: tax-free zones will be created in Russia

    During an International Legal Forum plenary session in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, May 16, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev confirmed plans to create special administrative tax-free regions in Russia, RBC reports.

    Medvedev stated: “We are planning to create regions with special legal status and special tax regimes in the Primorsky, Krai and Kaliningrad regions; this status will be avaliable on the Oktyabrsk and Russky Islands soon.”

    According to Medvedev, the best practices of …

  • Putin leaves Medvedev as Prime Minister of Russia

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, occupying the office for a fourth term, left Dmitry Medvedev as the head of the government. This was reported on the Kremlin’s website.

    Now the State Duma of the Russian Federation must approve Medvedev’s candidacy.

    According to the Russian constitution, after the inauguration of the president, the government resigns. Then the president names a prime minister, who recommends to the president candidates for the federal ministers.

    Until the new government goes …

  • Russian government will resign after Putin’s inauguration

    On Monday, the Russian government with Dmitry Medvedev as its head will resign. It is expected that a new head of the Cabinet Council will be appointed the next day.

    Citing a source in the State duma, Interfax reported that Vladimir Putin will likely name the candidate for the post of prime minister after the inauguration on May 7. This appointment will be discussed at a meeting of the State Duma on May 8. The United Russia party noted that the State Duma “will undoubtedly support the choice …

  • Putin orders World Atlas to be rewritten

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian names on the world's maps are being replaced by foreign ones and encouraged people to not condone the "distortion of geographical truth."

    "Today, we are faced with a situation where Russian names, which our researchers and travelers gave in the past centuries and decades, are gradually being ousted from the world map," Putin said during a speech at the meeting of the Russian Geographical Society's (RGO) Board of Trustees, quotes Interfax.

    The …

  • Russia considers producing counterfeit American goods in response to US sanctions

    Members of the Russian State Duma have drafted a bill that suggests permitting manufacturing American goods without needing to obtain a license to use intellectual property. This was proposed as a way of retaliation for sanctions imposed by the United States, Interfax news agency reports.

    According to the report, the bill has been drafted by State Duma’s Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin jointly with leaders of parliamentary factions, and does not specify a list of goods that are intended to be …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev: IOC has adopted a shameful decision in denying 'justified' Russian athletes from participating in the Olympics

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Facebook that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has adopted a "shameful decision" in refusing to invite 15 "justified" athletes and coaches from Russia to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

    "The IOC Commission has adopted a shameful decision. Unjust and unlawful. Immoral and politically motivated. By denying our athletes, whose rights were reinstated by a sports court designed specifically to resolve such disputable situations, the …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev: Athletes will decide for themselves whether to go to the Olympics or not

    Right after Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the dismissal of the entire Russian team from the Olympics in Korea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that nobody would prevent the athletes from participating in the Olympics under neutral status. Moreover, he even promised to cheer for them.

    "This decision was a heavy blow for millions of our people and a real tragedy for many Russian athletes, since the South Korean Olympics is the last chance for some of them to compete …

  • Medvedev says EU attempting to force Russia to abandon Nord Stream 2

    The EU is expanding the requirements of the Third Energy Package to force Russia to abandon the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as stated by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after participation in the ASEAN summit and the East Asian summit in the Philippines, TASS news agency reported.

    “In all likelihood, this is a way of putting pressure on our country to either force us to abandon the construction of the second line of Nord Stream, or somehow complicate this work,” …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev says U.S. intends to bury Nord Stream-2

    The U.S. wants to bury the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as stated by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a press conference following a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila, Interfax reports.

    “The most pragmatic is the position of the United States, which wants to bury this project with all sorts of legal decisions, instruments, sanctions, having an ambiguous impact on the European Union,” said Medvedev.

    He noted that the European Commission’s position on Nord Stream-2 is …