Contents tagged with Medvedev

  • Medvedev says EU attempting to force Russia to abandon Nord Stream 2

    The EU is expanding the requirements of the Third Energy Package to force Russia to abandon the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as stated by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after participation in the ASEAN summit and the East Asian summit in the Philippines, TASS news agency reported.

    “In all likelihood, this is a way of putting pressure on our country to either force us to abandon the construction of the second line of Nord Stream, or somehow complicate this work,” …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev says U.S. intends to bury Nord Stream-2

    The U.S. wants to bury the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as stated by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a press conference following a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila, Interfax reports.

    “The most pragmatic is the position of the United States, which wants to bury this project with all sorts of legal decisions, instruments, sanctions, having an ambiguous impact on the European Union,” said Medvedev.

    He noted that the European Commission’s position on Nord Stream-2 is …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev bans purchase of foreign furniture for state use

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree prohibiting the purchase of imported furniture for state institutions for two years, as of December 1.

    The decree was published on the Russian government’s website.

    Manufacturers in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will be an exception.

    “The decisions were made in order to utilize the production capacity of domestic furniture and woodwork industry enterprises, in order to improve the competitiveness of Russian production,” the …

  • Russian Prime Minister calls new U.S. sanctions against Russia 'all-out trade war'

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called President Donald Trump’s signing of sanctions against Russia an “all-out trade war.” 

    “First of all, any hope of improving our relations with the new U.S. administration is at an end. Secondly, an all-out trade war has been declared on Russia. Thirdly, the Trump administration has demonstrated complete impotence, in the most humiliating manner, in transferring executive powers to Congress. This changes the alignment of power in U.S. political …

  • Schoolboy in the city of Tomsk asked Russian Prime Minister Medvedev to show patriotism and resign from office

    In Tomsk, an eleventh-grader sent an open letter to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and urged him to resign.

    Sergei Tchaikovsky is a pupil of the Russian classical gymnasium No. 2. His message was published on the website of the local TV channel "TV2.” In the letter, the young man referred to the film-investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation. "He is not Dimon to you,” he said.

    "I'm 18 years old now. Although I'm quite young, believe me, I've seen much in my life except for …

  • 'Charity Funds of the Russian Prime Minister' publish financial statements for the first time showing billions in expenditures

    The charity funds, which are considered part of the "secret empire" of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, have published their financials for the first time. This was reported by the founder of the Anti-Corruption Fund and the leader of the Russian opposition, Alexey Navalny, who earlier published a high-profile investigation on the wealth of the head of the Russian government.

    Reporting for the funds Gradislava, Sotsgosproekt, Dar and the Fund for the Support of Winter Olympic Sports …

  • According to Putin's financial disclosure, he makes less money than his press secretary

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin earned 8,858,432 rubles (157,243 USD) in 2016, as indicated on Putin's financial disclosure, published on April 14th on the Kremlin's website.

    Compared to the previous year, the President's income declined by about 33,000 rubles (586 USD). In 2015, Putin's income amounted to 8,891,777 (157, 835 USD).

    However, Putin's Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, in 2016 earned 12.8 million rubles (227,000 USD). The income of Peskov’s wife, ice skater Tatiana Navka, …

  • Putin: Anticorruption protests are a tool of the Arab Spring

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the recent anticorruption rallies are “a tool of the Arab Spring,” reports RBC news agency.

    “This is an instrument of the Arab Spring. We know very well what this led to. It was the reason for the government overthrow in Ukraine, and it plunged the country into chaos,” he said.

    According to Putin, Russian authorities are consistently battling corruption, and its level has declined.

    “The problem has decreased recently, as is shown by public opinion …

  • Medvedev: Russia should be prepared to live under sanctions for the 'indefinite future'

    Russia should be prepared to live under the sanctions regime for the indefinite future, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with TV channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the United States and the EU are trying to “perpetuate” their legislation.

    “We must be prepared to live under sanctions for the indefinite future. Just look at what our friends overseas and in Europe are doing! They are enshrining these sanctions in law, they are codifying them. They are initiating a great deal …

  • Medvedev: Russia's military-industrial output has increased by 10 percent

    The Russian military-industrial production indices have increased by 10%, according to 2016 results, as indicated by the head of the Russian Government, Dmitry Medvedev, on January 31st, according to TASS.

    "In general, according to preliminary results, we expect an increase in the pace of production to grow by more than 10% based on 2016 production," Medvedev said, adding that he considered this to be a good result.

    According to Medvedev, the results of the defense order show that Russia "is …