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Medvedev lauds ‘courageous’ Russian paralympians


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.Monumental efforts particularly in athletics, where 19 gold were won, and ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $21 bn on space industry


September 11th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will spend 670 billion rubles ($21 billion) to develop its space industry in the coming years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday."This is big ... Read more...

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Huge sum stolen from Russia’s 2010 Olympic fund


September 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian company contracted by the state to provide visa support to Russian athletes for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics stole and laundered $629,000, investigators ... Read more...

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Medvedev enjoying PM’s duties


September 6th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dmitry Medvedev has said he was enjoying his duties as Russia's prime minister."I suppose my happiness lies in performing the duties that I like. I ... Read more...

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1812 war museum opens in Moscow


September 5th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS) A museum has been built in Moscow to commemorate Russia's victory in the 1812 Patriotic War against Napoleon, RIA Novosti reported.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday ... Read more...

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Under-construction World Cup stadium disgraceful, says Medvedev


September 1st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday said the under-construction football stadium here "looks disgraceful" and would not receive more cash handouts from the government.The ... Read more...

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Putin wants changes in Russian space industry


September 1st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought draft proposals for restructuring the national space industry after a string of accidents that have compromised the country's ... Read more...

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Moscow reiterates its missile defence posture


August 21st, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki (Finland), Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has warned that the implementation of the European missile defence project could become a throwback to the Cold War era.The US says the ... Read more...

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Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games


August 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.With the conclusion of the ... Read more...

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Road accidents killed 14,000 Russians in 2012


August 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 14,000 people have died in traffic accidents in Russia since the beginning of the year, police statistics show.More than 107,000 road accidents resulting in ... Read more...

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Poland wants to build own missile defence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland wants to build its own missile defence system with help from France and Germany, the Polish press agency reported Saturday."We want it (missile defence ... Read more...

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Medvedev vows to clear ruling party of spoilers


August 11th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has pledged to clear the ruling United Russia party of irresponsible members who damage its image."Our party members and leaders ... Read more...

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Russian ex-cop charged over dislike of ruling party


August 11th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prosecutors in Russia have brought extremism charges against a former policeman over calls to "commit crimes" against members of the ruling United Russia party.The 26-year-old ... Read more...

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Russian apex court rejects man’s claim to Vatican


August 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Supreme Court has overturned an appeal from a Russian who urged the country's judiciary to recognise his ownership of the Vatican."The court has ... Read more...

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Medvedev may run for president again


July 31st, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has not ruled out that he would run for president again if Russians support his return to the Kremlin."I am ... Read more...

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Russian, Western differences on Syria exaggerated: Medvedev


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There is less difference between the Russian and Western stances on the Syrian crisis than is perceived because both Moscow and its Western partners ... Read more...

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Everything’s OK in US-Russia relations: Medvedev


July 31st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed allegations that the US-Russia relations have deteriorated as of late over a range of issues, including Washington's ... Read more...

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Medvedev calls for land privatisation


July 25th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the country should be prepared for land privatisation.The land issue has long been a source of heated debate ... Read more...

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Putin to host Russian Olympic team in Kremlin


July 21st, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Olympic team will meet President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin Saturday prior to their departure for the Games in Britain.The Olympic Games will kick off ... Read more...

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Russian senators approve anti-opposition bills


July 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upper chamber of the Russian parliament Wednesday approved bills branding many NGOs taking foreign funds as "foreign agents", criminalising defamation of character, and creating ... Read more...

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Russia, Belarus sign $10 bn nuke plant deal


July 18th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia signed a $10 billion contract with Belarus Wednesday to build the former Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant.The agreement was signed in the presence ... Read more...

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Russian athletes mustn’t ‘fool around’ in London: Medvedev


July 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gorki (Russia), July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian athletes must ignore the lavish parties and cultural exhibitions at the Olympics and focus on training rather than "fooling around", Prime Minister Dmitry ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves internet blacklist bill


July 12th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament has approved a legislation to give the state powers to block blacklisted websites.The move has been criticised by internet freedom activists who ... Read more...

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Iran holds air defence drills


July 12th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 12 (IANS) The Iranian Army has successfully completed three days of air defence exercises, where military units downed several mock pilotless aircraft, state-run Press TV reported.Brigadier General Shahrokh ... Read more...

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Bethlehem names street in Putin’s honour


June 27th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Amman (Jordan), June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was surprised when told that a street in Bethlehem was named in his honour.Mahmoud Abbas, head of the ... Read more...

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Russia to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 in comparison to 1990."I confirm that ... Read more...

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Putin may visit London for Olympics


June 20th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin did not rule out he would pay a visit to London when the city hosts the 2012 Olympics.Putin told ... Read more...

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Half of Russians want Lenin buried: Poll


June 14th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost half of Russians -- 48 percent -- agree that the body of the former leader Vladimir Lenin, who died 88 years ago, should be ... Read more...

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Medvedev orders to build new aircraft plant


June 10th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered for construction of an aircraft manufacturing plant for producing tactical transport aircraft in Kazan city, said Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Russia to build fifth-generation bombers


June 9th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday reiterated plans to develop a fifth-generation strategic bomber aircraft."Alongside a fifth-generation fighter, there are also plans to develop an ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev approval ratings rise amid protests


June 9th, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian president and prime minister's approval ratings have been steadily climbing since December 2011 when the first wave of opposition rallies swept ... Read more...

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Medvedev greets Russian football team


June 9th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday congratulated his country's national football team on its victory over the Czech Republic in Group A at Euro 2012."The picture ... Read more...

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Russia registers three more political parties


June 5th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian justice ministry has registered three more political parties under new legislation enacted earlier this year by then-president Dmitry Medvedev following a wave of ... Read more...

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Putin, Obama to meet at G20 summit in June


May 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will continue efforts to improve bilateral ties and sign an agreement on future cooperation ... Read more...

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Congress, Russia’s ruling party to exchange experiences


May 28th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India's Congress has signed an agreement with Russia's ruling United Russia Party for exchange of experiences in a host of fields including organisational work ... Read more...

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