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There's A Problem With Russia's Foreign Currency Reserves

At a televised cabinet meeting today, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev urged calm, suggesting that the country has enough money to weather the current economic storm. “All the economic and production goals that you have set yourselves, the country has the currency resources to achieve them,” he said. That's been Vladamir Putin's bet this year. Show More Summary

Claims about Russia

Sergei Guriev, a former ­adviser to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a former board member of Russia’s largest state bank, said: “If nothing changes, if sanctions aren’t removed and the price of oil does not go up, then in two years the Russian government will have a major problem — it will lack cash and […]

First Draft Focus: On the Sidelines in Myanmar

President Obama and Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia at the East Asia summit plenary session in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Thursday.

The "Flexible" US President

Remember this exchange between Obama and then Russian president, and Putin's right-hand man, Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012 at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea? Obama: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." Medvedev: "I understand. Show More Summary

Ira Stoll: Beware Obama’s Post-Election Surprises

2 months agoNews : Reason

“After my election I have more flexibility,” President Barack Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2012. But he might as well have been talking about next week’s midterm election. Yes, Obama is a lame duck. But as Ira Stoll observes, there’s still plenty of time for this lame-duck president o expand on the damage he’s already done. Show More Summary

Russia Threatens Closing Their Airspace To U.S. And European Flights

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Prime Minister and Putin sidekick, Dmitry Medvedev, said yesterday that Russia may close its airspace to US and European commercial air traffic in response to the threat of harsh new sanctions. Meanwhile, Russian attack aircraft harassed a NATO Frigate in the Black Sea and all sorts of other fun. Read more...

What would happen if Russia closed its airspace to Western airlines?

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

With new European Union sanctions looming over Russia, the country has announced that it considered blocking international flights through its airspace. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev referred to Western airlines in general, but in reality such restrictions would mainly hit European airlines which offer direct flights to Asia. Show More Summary

What would happen if Russia closed its airspace to Western airlines?

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

With new European Union sanctions looming over Russia, the country has announced that it considered blocking international flights through its airspace. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev referred to Western airlines in general, but in reality such restrictions would mainly hit European airlines which offer direct flights to Asia. Show More Summary

Russian PM: We're Not Scared Of Western Sanctions

Moscow (AFP) - Russia will retaliate against a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine and may block flights through its airspace, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Monday. Medvedev also suggested that...Show More Summary

Russia's PM Signals $40 Billion State Help For Rosneft Possible: Vedomosti

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the state oil champion Rosneft, in need of funds to service its huge debt, may receive 1.5 trillion roubles ($40.6 billion) from state coffers over time, Vedomosti newspaper said on Monday. Show More Summary

Russia's Food Import Ban is Already Backfiring Horribly

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In surprising news to Dear Leader Poot-Poot/his Dmitri Medvedev skin suit and completely unsurprising news to anyone who isn't a crazy, megalomaniacal dictator, Russia's food import ban turns out to have been a really, really bad idea. Read more...

Russian prime minister’s Twitter hacked

The Russian Prime Minister's Twitter account has been hacked. A message was posted saying Dmitry Medvedev had resigned. The message went out to his 2.5 million followers.

Hackers Seize Russian Prime Minister's Twitter Account

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

As sneaky as Russia's spooks are, they couldn't keep hackers from commandeering the Twitter account of Dmitri Medvedev, Russia's former president and current prime minister, and tweeting a mock resignation and sundry other jokes in the longtime Putin ally's name. Read more...

Russian Prime Minister's Twitter Account Gets Hacked

Someone hacked the Twitter account of Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday, posting a series of fake messages including a resignation announcement. "I am resigning. I am ashamed of the actions of the government. Forgive me," read the first tweet, according to The Interpreter. Show More Summary

Russian President’s Twitter Gets Hacked: ‘I’m Resigning’

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

This morning, the Twitter account of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was hacked by anti-Kremlin activists, who immediately altered it to announce his resignation.

From Twitter With Hack: Russian PM’s Account Hijacked

"I'm resigning. I'm ashamed of the government's actions. Forgive me," a tweet via Russia's tech-loving Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's official Twitter account @MedvedevRussia said.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter Account Hacked

Earlier today, hackers briefly took control of the Russian prime minister's Twitter account. The group Anonymous International later claimed responsibility.

Russian prime minister’s Twitter account hacked — no, he’s not quit to become a photographer

4 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account was taken over by an anti-Kremlin wag on Thursday morning, but it appears to be back in the hands of his team. Russian prime minister’s Twitter account hacked — no, he’s not quit to become a photographer originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Russian PM's office denies spoof tweet saying he quits

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Hackers on Thursday broke into the Twitter account of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and posted a spoof message saying he was quitting. Medvedev is often the butt of jokes in Russia, with some people accusing him of being the puppet of President Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary

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