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Medvedev secures new mandate as Russian prime minister

Moscow - Dmitry Medvedev secured a fresh term as Russian prime minister on Tuesday, as the lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly for President Vladimir Putin's long-term ally to retain his post.

Medvedev: loyal PM in Putin's shadow

Moscow - Dmitry Medvedev, who has held onto the post of Russian prime minister, served a single term as president before standing aside to allow Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012, becoming a premier with diminishing powers and authority.

Medvedev secures new mandate as Russian prime minister

Moscow - Dmitry Medvedev secured a fresh term as Russian prime minister on Tuesday, as the lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly for President Vladimir Putin's long-term ally to retain his post.

Putin proposes Dmitry Medvedev for PM: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday asked parliament to back a new mandate for outgoing prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, his longtime ally.

Russian PM rejects Navalny's corruption allegations

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dismissed for the first time on Tuesday allegations of corruption made against him by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which sparked nationwide protests.

180,000 sign petition demanding Russia PM's resignation

Moscow - More than 180,000 Russians have signed an online petition to President Vladimir Putin calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over his recent comments on teachers' pay. The petition first posted on the website Change.

Russian PM says G7 support for Ukraine 'cynicism without limit'

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday accused the Group of Seven of "cynicism" for backing Ukraine's military operation against armed pro-Russian insurgents.

Russia scraps last gas discount to Ukraine, hikes price

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he has scrapped the last discount on gas price granted by Moscow to Ukraine, effectively raising the price by $100 to $485 for 1000 cubic metres.

Russian PM Medvedev visits Crimea: reports

Moscow - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday visited Crimea, the first Russian leader to travel to the Black Sea region after Moscow seized it from Ukraine, news agency reports said.

Medvedev says Pussy Riot should be freed

Moscow - On Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for the early release of the three members of the all-girl Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The ladies were convicted last month to 2 years in prison for an anti-Putin protest at a Moscow cathedral.

Russian PM Medvedev busted for 'illegal video sharing'

Moscow - A consistent campaigner for observing copyright laws, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been accused of posting videos illegally.

Medvedev blasts Romney for anti-Russia comment

According to Reuters, Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comment that Russia is the US' "#1 geopolitical foe" reeked of "Hollywood."

Putin releases sexy ad amid drop in the polls

Vladimir Putin and his party, the United Russia Party, have recently released a new sexy ad, hoping to garner more support for the upcoming Dec. 4 elections.

St Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia hopes to lead one day

A few days after the SCO meeting in Kazakhstan, the same country leaders attended the annual 3-day St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, along with 4000 other delegates from around the globe.

Medvedev fires domestic weapons plants chiefs

Moscow - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired several domestic weapons plants chiefs and Defense Ministry officials yesterday after the industry failed to meet the state's deadline in delivering new weapons.

Moscow suicide attack: Medvedev lashes out at airport security

Moscow - Russian president Dmitry Medvedev criticized lax security at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, where a suicide bomber killed 35 people and injured scores more after a bomb attack. He said airport management "would be held accountable."

Khimki Forest road approved, but Defenders want official notice Special

Moscow - After years of environmental protest, sometimes turning violent, a "final" decision has been made, according to a Kremlin source. A controversial highway will be built through the ancient forest of Khimki.

Medvedev vetoes anti-protest bill, Moscow protester hospitalized Special

Moscow - One of the largest rallies was held during Russia's long weekend, all sanctioned by Moscow's city hall. Protesters came out in leaps and bounds on Nov 4, which was the National Unity Day holiday.

Russia to join NATO in Afghanistan war-effort

Twenty-one years after Soviet troops were withdrawn from a long, bloody war in Afghanistan, Russia appears ready to join forces with NATO in a variety of ways that will aid ISAF in the short term, but will also make a 2011 withdrawal more easy to achieve.

Court quashes Moscow’s longstanding ban on Gay Pride

Moscow - Moscow’s ban on gay pride marches has been overturned by the European Court of Human Rights. The court has upheld three complaints over the ban.

Schwarzenegger praises Russia’s Silicon Valley as a 'gold mine'

Moscow - “I told you ‘I’ll be back’ – so I’m back.” These are words from California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, referring to his three day visit in Moscow which started on Sunday.

Medvedev/Putin tandem at odds, as Khimki highway put on hold

Moscow - It has been a hot fiery summer in Russia this year, but with the smoke starting to clear, tensions are starting to reveal themselves.

Hope for saving famed seed bank hangs on Medvedev inquiry

The destruction of the world’s oldest seed bank appeared certain after a Russian court last week ruled that technically it didn’t exist. But worldwide outrage and a last-minute Twitter campaign has prompted Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to interce

Op-Ed: Medvedev and Obama in Prague, sign new treaty on nuclear weapons

Prague - Presidents Medvedev and Obama met in Prague today and signed the so-called New Start treaty which will see both countries reduce their stockpile of nuclear weapons by almost one third. But not everyone is impressed. Are you?

NATO not pleased about France, Russia in major arms deal

Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Dmitry Medvedev are meeting in Paris to discuss the most pressing world problems, but a major part of the meeting will be to sign a deal about four Mistral warships France will probably sell to Russia.

Medvedev: Russia Economy Worse Than Expected

Facing its first recession in a decade, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced today the economy was suffering worse than expected.

Ahmadinejad says he wants uranium enrichment for medical purposes

Ahmadinejad delivers a punishing speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York and later says he wants enriched uranium for medical purposes. Medvedev indicates he may back stiffer sanctions against Iran.

Israel corrects reports, says military option on table for Iran

Citing reports issued on Sunday that claimed Israel promised Russia not to strike Iran, Israeli officials stepped back from that promise and said that nothing was guaranteed.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev declares war on drinking

The United States had prohibition. Russia's Gorbachev attempted banning alcohol. Now Russia's current President Dmitry Medvedev will experiment with the War on Drinking. Will he be successful?

Russia Following America's Lead?

On Monday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took a page out of America's playbook and introduced a bill that would allow Russia to intervene beyond its borders.
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Bono  with Dmitry Medvedev at his official residence in Sochi  Aug 2010
Bono with Dmitry Medvedev at his official residence in Sochi, Aug 2010
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President Obama, President Medvedev and President Klaus at Prague Castle
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Dmitry Medvedev
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Dmitry Medvedev at meeting.
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President Medvedev honours Yaroslavl victims.

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