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.
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.
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.
Tokyo is preparing to promote Japan’s position regarding its territorial dispute with Russia, as well as with other Pacific nations, by opening a new government agency.
Moscow announced that it has terminated an agreement with Washington to cooperate in law and drug enforcement, continuing the trend of deteriorating diplomatic relations.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that despite earlier hopes and Barack Obama's promises, Washington’s position on the missile shield is still driving the two countries apart.
The United States has delivered the latest setback to Russia-US relations by announcing it will no longer participate in the Russian-American Bilateral Presidential Commission on Civil Society.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has met his Georgian counterpart Bidzina Ivanishvili for the first time on the sidelines of the Davos World Economic Forum.
The International Olympic Committee has requested the Russian government return the country to winter time for the sake of television broadcasting of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
The whole story of Sergey Magnitsky is politicized fiction as this corporate executive had never been a truth-seeker, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview in Davos.
Russia is not interested in high oil prices, nor is it in them going down, PM Medvedev said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "The current level of oil prices is more or less perfect for both manufacturers and consumers," Medvedev said.
Only the Russian President is entitled to evaluate the government’s efficiency according to PM Dmitry Medvedev. The statement comes as media published ministers’ rating allegedly put together by officials from the presidential administration.