Contents tagged with Medvedev

  • Peskov names reason for Medvedev’s resignation

    The Russian government considered it necessary to resign so that President Vladimir Putin could more effectively implement the provisions of the address which he gave to the Federal Assembly on January 15, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in an episode of “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel Russia-1.

    “It was the government’s decision,” said Peskov. According to him, the cabinet’s ministers decided to give Putin a carte blanche to accomplish the new tasks. Peskov remarked that, in …

  • Russian media: Medvedev resigned after failing to reach compromise with Putin on constitutional reform

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev may have resigned because he disagreed with the constitutional reform proposed by President Vladimir Putin during his address to the Federal Assembly, Kommersant reports.

    According to the newspaper, at the end of 2019, Medvedev supported the merging of presidential and executive government. In such a scheme, the president would be the de facto head of executive government. Putin proposed that the prime minister and “civilian” part of the Russian …

  • Putin-appointed prime minister announces cabinet reshuffle and total control over Russians’ incomes

    Mikhail Mishustin, the head of Russia’s Federal Tax Service who was nominated for the position of prime minister by President Vladimir Putin, said that changes will be made to the composition of the new government.

    Mishustin spoke about this during a meeting with MPs from the United Russia party in the State Duma, a source familiar with the proceedings told TASS, and this was later confirmed by Sergey Neverov, head of the Duma’s United Russia members.

    “Mishustin said that he will discuss …

  • Russian ex-Prime Minister Medvedev spends $2 billion from the budget a few hours before his resignation

    On Wednesday, January 15, a few hours before his resignation, then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to allocate 127 billion rubles ($2.06 billion) from the budget for the construction of the world's largest nuclear icebreaker "the Leader."

    The decree, signed by Medvedev, was published on Thursday on the official Kremlin’s website of legal information.

    The ship will be built at the shipyard Zvezda in Russia’s Primorsky Krai. The shipyard is owned by the consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz …

  • Putin nominates tax chief for prime minister

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed that Mikhail Mishustin, Head of the Federal Tax Service, should become the next prime minister. According to the official Kremlin website, he put forward the suggestion during a work meeting.

    Mikhail Mishustin agreed to the proposal, and so Putin put forward Mishustin’s candidature for consideration by the State Duma.

    A doctor of economics, Mikhail Mishustin is 53 years of age, and has headed the tax service for nearly 10 years. He is married with …

  • Russian Prime Minister’s wife uses private jet worth $50 million

    Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, enjoys personal use of a Bombardier Global Express 5000 private plane worth $50 million, reports the Anti-Corruption Foundation of opposition politician Alexei Navalny in a new investigation titled “One more girl. One more plane”.

    Foundation members were able to identify who the airliner belonged to by comparing the plane’s movements over the last four years to Medvedeva’s trips both within Russia and abroad.

    Navalny noted …

  • Russia to give Serbia multimillion-euro loan

    Russian Deputy Finance Minister Yuriy Zubarev and Serbian Finance Minister Siniša Mali signed an agreement on providing the export credit to Belgrade, reports TASS news agency. The document was signed during the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Serbia.

    Earlier, the First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office Sergei Prikhodko said that the total amount of the loan is €172.5 million. According to him, the agreement on the government loan will create conditions for Russia' …

  • Putin gives himself, Medvedev and heads of security a salary raise

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday to increase the salaries of senior government officials.

    According to the decree published on the official legal information website, as of October 1, the salaries of the president, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and key security department chiefs will be indexed to 4.3%, the official inflation rate.

    Raises will be received by Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, and …

  • Russian Prime Minister: Moscow will find ways to help Cuba get oil

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on the Russia 1 TV channel that Russia would find ways to help Cuba to get oil.

    The TV presenter asked whether Russian warships would escort tankers that deliver oil to Cuba.

    "I think we will find other ways to help Cuba get oil and oil products... Today, by the way, we talked about it and agreed that we will create a work plan for the energy supply to Cuba, including traditional energy sources, hydrocarbons, and some other opportunities that exist," …

  • Prime Minister Medvedev instructs Russian government to triple tourism revenue

    The Russian government approved the strategy of tourism development in Russia until 2035. The document is published on the Russian Government’s website. According to the document signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the gross added value of the tourism should reach 8.764 billion rubles ($137,59 million) by 2035.

    In 2017, this figure was equal to 3,158 billion rubles ($49,58 million). The strategy implies than under a baseline scenario, the number of tourists accommodated in hotels, …