Contents tagged with Medvedev

  • Medvedev: Russia must give up the illusion that the sanctions will be lifted soon

    The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, said that Russia should give up the illusion about the lifting of the sanctions, UNIAN reported.

    "It's time to part with the illusion that the anti-Russian sanctions that were imposed on our country will be lifted in the near future. It's obvious that everything that has happened will last for a long time. We cannot put our hopes in the results of elections in foreign countries to affect this issue," Medvedev said during his speech at the congress …

  • Medvedev: Russia's food embargo will remain in place until the West's sanctions are lifted

    Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Russia's food embargo will remain in force as a response to the West's sanctions, but the country must be prepared for the eventual resumption of a normalized market for agricultural products, TASS reported.

    "We have retained these counter-moves so far. But all must be ready to see that sooner or later this period will end and an absolutely clean competitive field will appear once again," Medvedev stated.

    "And by this time, it is necessary to …

  • Medvedev: Russia's economy will undergo a 'far-reaching renewal' in the coming years

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev published an article entitled “New dynamics in Russia’s social and economical development” for the journal Economic Issues, in which he analyzed the current economic politics of Russia.

    In the coming years the Russian economy will undergo “a far-reaching renewal,” provoked by the world’s “challenges and changes,” Medvedev wrote.

    “We will have to establish a new form of development that is able to provide our country an important place in the modern world. …

  • Russians ask Putin to dismiss Medvedev

    Support for a petition demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, leader of the ruling "United Russia," Dmitry Medvedev has accumulated more than 150,000 signatures in less than a day.

    "The man lives in his own world, and, according to his statements, he does not care a straw about the people". That comment from Omsk’s Roman Glebov is leading in popularity among members, gaining more than 8,000 "likes."

    "Dmitry Anatolyevich completely undermines the people's faith in the …

  • Ukraine protests Medvedev's visit to Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed their objection to the presence of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the Crimea on 25 July as it was not officially approved by Kiev.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the Crimea and Sevastopol was, is and will remain Ukrainian territory, that is why attempts by Russian officials “to refer to such ‘visits’ to Ukraine as domestic visits are meaningless.”

    “These regular visits by Russian officials to the Autonomous Republic …

  • Medvedev: Response must be prepared for the West's extension of sanctions

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated at a meeting with the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrials and Entrepreneurs that the Kremlin was preparing a response for when the West extends sanction against Russia, RBC reported.

    Medvedev proposed to extend the food products embargo until the end of next year. According to him, it may give more opportunities for investment planning for Russia’s agricultural business.

    "I have ordered proposals to be drawn up to extend the retaliatory …

  • Medvedev: The West imposes sanctions that go against international law

    The Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, stated during the International Legal Forum in Saint Petersburg that Russian companies have been subjected to pressure due to the sanctions imposed by number of countries against the Russian Federation over the last two years, as reported by a Rosbalt correspondent.

    “There are attempts to push sanctions forward across the world contrary to agreements and international law. Our companies have been subjected to this pressure for two years. What kind …

  • In Munich, Medvedev shows that he is no Longer the 'Good Cop'

    German media covered the International Conference on Human SecurityDebates on issues concerning world policy at the Munich Security Conference, as the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel observed, constantly varied between skepticism and hope; and often both would come from the mouth of the same politician. John Kerry, the United States Secretary of State, in describing the current international climate, stated pessimistically that the world may not have ever faced so many crises of troubled …

  • Russian Government Considering 10 Percent Budget Cut

    The Russian Federation plans to start the year by again making budget amendments including a 10 percent spending cut due to the sharp decline in oil prices and the economic recession, Reuters reported. According to their sources, after a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, it was decided to adjust approved spending to 90% of the previously approved amount. "We have the minutes from the meeting. According to it, government offices are required to create new budget …

  • Japan will not allow Medvedev to the Kuril Islands

    Possible visit of the Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev is unacceptable for Tokyo. As per “Asahi Shimbun”, this was stated by the Secretary General of the Government of Japan Esihide Suga.

    The visit of the Russian Prime Minister to the Kuril Islands does not correspond to Japan’s position on these four northern islands of the southern ridge, Suga was quoted saying.

    Furthermore, such a move by Medvedev would hurt the national feelings of the Japanese. Suga assured that Tokyo would make every …