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Medvedev, Putin Hold Day-Long Meeting Along Volga

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s two top leaders, President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, have spent time fishing and boating on the Volga river in a rare, day-long private meeting. Tuesday’s visit in the Astrakhan region was not made public until Wednesday and was believed to include discussions on which of them will run for president. With […]

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Activist: Russian Fight Against Militants is Inefficient

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Russian human rights activist has told President Dmitry Medvedev that the government’s operation against Islamic militants in the Caucasus is inefficient and counterproductive. Svetlana Gannushkina and other activists met with Mr. Medvedev Tuesday in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. She said allegations of kidnappings, torture and murders by Russian security forces create public anger […]

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Medvedev Hints at Presidential Run

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he would like to run for a second term as president, but he says a race against his predecessor, Vladimir Putin, would not be good for the country. Mr. Medvedev told the Financial Times newspaper Monday that he and Prime Minister Putin represent the same political force, to a large […]

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Medvedev Hints at Presidential Run, but Would Not Run Against Putin

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he would like to run for a second term as president, but is reluctant to compete for the position against his predecessor, Vladimir Putin. Mr. Medvedev told the Financial Times Monday that a competition for the presidency between himself and Prime Minister Putin would not be “the best scenario” for […]

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Medvedev Pushes Privatization of State-Owned Companies

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia’s future will depend on its ability to sell off government-controlled companies and decentralize Moscow’s political power. Mr. Medvedev told a gathering of political and business leaders in St. Petersburg Friday that the country has to reform, regardless of who was chosen to head the nation in next year’s presidential elections. […]

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