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Dmitry Medvedev

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  • Russia cites economic fallout from Crimea annexation

    MOSCOW — Russia's economy has been hit hard by the turmoil in neighboring Ukraine, Kremlin officials said Wednesday, as pro-Russia separatists battled to take over more territory in Ukraine's east — and potentially add to Moscow's economic...
  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine fallout; 0% growth in 2014 possible

    Russia's economy has been hit hard by the Ukraine crisis, prompting finance officials to cut growth forecasts for this year to near zero and draining the country's hard currency reserves as investors flee an uncertain market, Kremlin officials disclosed...
  • Russia says hopes Kiev 'has brains' to avoid escalation

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday he hoped that the authorities in the Ukrainian capital have "enough brains" to prevent a further escalation of the conflict in the east of the country. "Ukraine is on the brink of...
  • Ukraine on brink of civil war, Russia says

    Ukraine on brink of civil war, Russia says
    Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armored personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Ukrainian airborne...
  • Russia, China aim to finish gas talks before Putin's May visit: media

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China aim to wrap up a 10-year series of talks about Russian gas supplies before President Vladimir Putin visits China in May, media quoted the deputy prime minister as saying on Monday. The Russian deputy premier, Arkady...
  • Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist

    MOSCOW -- As armed standoffs persisted in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin tightened the economic screws on his impoverished neighbor Wednesday by warning that Ukraine may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia. The...
  • Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say

    Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say
    MOSCOW — It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become...
  • For Crimea's residents, a difficult choice: Become Russian or leave

    YALTA, Crimea The Russian tricolor is not yet ubiquitous in the Black Sea resort town of Yalta made infamous by a World War II agreement that divided up the world but many native Russian speakers give a thumbs-up when they're asked what it's like now that...
  • Russia's history and politics, not U.S. policies, drive Putin in Ukraine, book argues

    "Putin's Wars: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism" by Marcel H. Van Herpen; Rowman Littlefield ($29.95) WASHINGTON In the U.S. debate over the Ukraine crisis, with its inward focus on which U.S. administration has been the most naive about Vladimir...
  • Russian prime minister visits annexed Crimea, promises investment

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday paid the highest-level Kremlin visit to Crimea since the territory was seized from Ukraine last month, and promised lavish investment and aid for the newly annexed region's 2 million residents. Medvedev...
  • Medvedev tours Crimea, defying Western demands

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea on Monday by flying to the region and announcing plans to turn it into a special economic zone, defying Western demands to hand the region back to Ukraine. The visit, hours after Russia...