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Former finance minister Kudrin blames United Russia for economic stagnation
Aleksey Kudrin, addressing the State Duma, stated that the development of Russia’s political system is "lagging behind the challenges of the time and doesn’t provide the mechanisms to build up the country's modernization."

20.05.2013 15:37

Fly me to the Kremlin: Putin to commute to work by chopper
A helipad has been built in Moscow’s Kremlin for President Vladimir Putin to commute to his office by air. The move comes amid growing public criticism of the presidential motorcade disrupting the capital’s already notoriously heavy traffic.

16.05.2013 12:21

23 Russians among world’s 500 most powerful people - report
23 Russian citizens have made it into the Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the world’s 500 most powerful people. Dominated by leaders in politics and business, there’s also one military official and one mafia boss in the rankings.

05.05.2013 18:33

‘Minister’s job no popularity contest’ – Medvedev
In a keynote speech before the parliament, Prime Minister Medvedev has admitted problems with Russian education, but refused agree to opposition demands and sack Minister Livanov.

17.04.2013 13:33

Russia launches crackdown on government worker's offshore accounts
Many Russian businessmen and state officials’ offshore finances will be forced out of hiding after the government opted for more transparency, while the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists releases reports on offshore tax haven accounts.

04.04.2013 18:38

Endless summer: Russian court rules against resuming Daylight Savings Time
Russia’s Supreme Court has refused to cancel year-round 'summer time' in Russia, dismissing a petition by a number of public organizations to invalidate a government decree that had annulled the use of Daylight Savings Time in 2011.

26.03.2013 13:48

Sochi Paralympics countdown launched on Red Square
The Sochi Paralympics’ countdown has begun, with exactly 365 days remaining before the event’s opening ceremony. Organizers, speaking at an event next to the Kremlin, said the Paralympics will get its best ever media coverage.

07.03.2013 18:10

No grounds for new Cold War with US – Medvedev
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has denied the existence of any serious reasons for the possible start of a "cold war" between Russia and the United States.

February 26, 2013 07:34

Time running out for US missile shield deal – Medvedev
The window of opportunities to reach consent on the US missile shield in Europe is elapsing, PM Dmitry Medvedev told Cuban media, as Russia will have to retaliate to protect national strategic interests - no matter who is in charge in the Kremlin.

February 23, 2013 10:18

Medvedev demands more state transparency
The Russian PM says all levels of the state should provide more open data as public control over government tenders is a crucial part of a transparent government system.

15.02.2013 12:06

Russia will fulfill defense contracts with Syria
Anatoly Isaikin, the Director of Rosoboronexport, the state arms trader, said his company will continue to do business with Syria where a civil war has been raging for almost two years.

13.02.2013 13:57

Island dispute keeps Russia-Japan relations on rocks
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to reach a mutually-acceptable solution with Russia over the South Kuril Islands, which were handed over to the Soviet Union following World War II.

07.02.2013 09:27