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Medvedev Warns Of "Unlimited Reaction" If Russia Cut From SWIFT

While nations around the world continue to de-dollarize, Russia signed into law its anti-crisis plan today (though details will not be released until tomorrow). Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, however, was quite vociferous in some of...Show More Summary

Citing Mental Illness, Russia Outlaws Driving for Transgender People, Amputees

As of Tuesday, January 6, it is now illegal for transgender and transsexual people to drive vehicles in Russia. The bill, originally signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on December 29, bans any person demonstrating "mental disorders" such as fetishism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and pathological gambling from driving. Show More Summary

?Trans People Can’t Drive in Russia Anymore

On Monday, the Russian government announced that trans people, among others, would no longer be allowed to drive. The law, which is titled "On Road Safety," was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on December 29 and is ostensibly...Show More Summary

Russia Sets Clear Agenda for Competitive Opportunity

  Russia’s renewed focus on the commercial shipbuilding industry was set as a key aim by Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev in his recent discussions on

Russia Makes Shipbuilding a Priority

Russia’s renewed focus on the commercial shipbuilding industry was set as a key aim by Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev in his recent discussions on the development of the sector through 2015.

Russian prime minister warns of 'deep recession' in 2015

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned on Tuesday that the country’s economy is at risk of sliding into “deep recession” next year. Medvedev, speaking at a United Russia party meeting, said the government will not back away from...Show More Summary

Medvedev Says Russia Could Slide Into Deep Recession: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's economy is at risk of entering a period of deep recession, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA Novosti news agency as saying. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Alison Williams) Join the conversation about this story »

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

3 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

5 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?

5 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?

5 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

5 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

6 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...

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