Dmitry Medvedev

  • PM Modi sends greetings to Putin on Russian National Day June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a gesture to Russia on its National Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to underline that India "values" the longstanding and strong bond with that country. "My greetings to the people of Russia on Russia's National Day....
  • Putin formally gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU sign deal March 21, 2014

    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the Black Sea peninsula into Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling the country closer into Europe's orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against US sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone apparently aiming to contain...
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov who designed the deadly AK47 rifle is dead at 94 December 24, 2013

    Moscow: Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died on Monday aged 94, Russian officials said. Kalashnikov, who was in his 20s when he created the AK47 just after World War Two, died in his home city of...
  • Cooperation with India strategic goal, says Russian PM September 20, 2013

    Russia hopes to develop cooperation with India in all areas, including military, technical and nuclear energy, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “We are interested in developing our cooperation with India in all possible ways and areas,” Medvedev told the 15th General Assembly of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies on...
  • Putin, Medvedev disclose incomes for 2012 April 13, 2013

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev each earned almost 5.8 million rubles (about $187,000) in 2012, according to their tax reports. The reports, posted on the president's and the government's websites, said that the president's annual income rose by almost 2.1 million rubles (about $67,500) last...
  • Cyprus scrambles to avert meltdown, EU threatens cutoff March 21, 2013

    Nicosia: Cyprus considered nationalising pension funds and ordered banks to stay shut till next week to avert financial chaos after it rejected the terms of a European Union bailout and turned to Russia for aid. Crisis talks among the political leadership in Nicosia are set to resume on Thursday after late-night...
  • Putin puts Medvedev in charge of ruling party May 26, 2012

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin steered Dmitry Medvedev into the chairmanship of Russia's ruling party on Saturday and demanded reforms to the flagging organization he will rely on to keep his grip on the country's farflung regions. At Putin's behest, delegates at a United Russia congress elected Medvedev chairman with a unanimous...
  • Putin to be sworn in as president of divided Russia May 7, 2012

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin will be sworn in as Russia's president at a glittering ceremony on Monday, hours after clashes between police and protesters laid bare the deep divisions over his return to the Kremlin for six more years. The former KGB spy will take his oath before nearly 2,000 guests in...
  • Kudankulum, Sistema figures in MedvedevSingh talks March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to address concerns in Russia over cancellation of 2G licence involving telecom company Sistema, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday assured President Dmitry Medvedev that the Government is making efforts to ensure safety of foreign investments in the country. Singh and Medvedev reviewed the progress of Russiabuilt Kudankulam...
  • BRICS summit: Tibetans taken into preventive custody March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The trade ministers of BRICS countries are meeting in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen economic ties. Chinese President Hu Jintao landed in New Delhi on Wednesday amidst high security even as Delhi Police took scores of Tibetans into preventive custody after a youth who immolated...
  • Obama's missile defence comments raises a storm March 28, 2012

    Barack Obama's comments to Dmitry Medvedev that he would have 'more flexibility' on the contentious European missile defence issue have raised a storm in the US. ...
  • The PM added you. Accept or decline? March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The delicious irony in the Prime Minister's YouTube channel that had audio trouble with its debut video was hard to miss. Twitter users targeted the gaffe with savage fury, making it the butt of jokes centred on Manmohan Singh's usual reserve. Compared to the flamboyant Nicolas Sarkozy or the...
  • Obama congratulates presidentelect Putin March 10, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama called Russia's presidentelect Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory in the recently held elections, the White House said. Obama highlighted achievements in USRussia relations over the past three years with President Dmitry Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, the conclusion and ratification of the START...
  • Putin wins presidency, opponents allege fraud March 5, 2012

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new sixyear term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud. Two television exit polls, released after voting ended at...
  • Russians head for polls to elect new president March 4, 2012

    Moscow: Russians started voting Sunday to elect the country's president for the fifth time in the nation's postSoviet history, the first in which the president will serve a sixyear term. Five candidates Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, nationalist Liberal Democratic Party head Vladimir Zhirinovsky, A Just Russia...
  • PM concludes Russia visit, heads back home December 17, 2011

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Russia for home on Saturday after concluding a threeday visit during which he attended the 12th annual IndoRussian summit and witnessed inking of five agreements, including one for technical assistance in joint production of 42 more frontline SukhoiMKI 30 jets. Singh, who held talks...
  • PM raises Gorshkov aircraft carrier issue with Russia December 17, 2011

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised with Russia the issue of delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to the Indian navy, saying it was important for India that the ship arrives in time. The Gorshkov issue was raised by the Prime Minister during the 12th IndoRussian...
  • WTO approves Russia's membership December 17, 2011

    Geneva/Moscow: Russia won admission to the World Trade Organisation on Friday after 18 years of negotiations, finally gaining full integration into the global economy two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed. Russia's $ 1.9 trillion economy was the largest outside the WTO, and accession will help reduce the dependence on energy...
  • PM to focus on nuclear, defence ties with Russia December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is on a threeday visit to Russia, will meet Russian President Dimitry Medvedev in Moscow on Friday. The two leaders will discuss nuclear liability, trade and defence ties during the meeting. "As far as IndiaRussia cooperation in the nuclear field is concerned, this will...
  • Russia's Putin offers protesters small change December 16, 2011

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin offered to ease slightly his tight political control of Russian politics in token concessions to protesters he suggested had been paid to turn out in the biggest demonstrations since he took power 12 years ago. In a 41/2 hour callin questionandanswer show that was broadcast live across Russia...
  • Energy, economy high on PM's agenda in Russia December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that India would seek to substantially expand bilateral trade with Russia from the current $8.5 billion, while enhancing ties in a host of areas such as defence, energy, space technology and health. Ahead of his departure for Moscow on Thursday for the...
  • Kudankulam a matter of concern: PM December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the government was taking seriously the concern among people about the safety of nuclear energy as reflected in the protests in Tamil Nadu over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. "The protests in Kudankulam reflect the concern among people about the safety...
  • Medvedev orders Russia poll inquiry, gets insults December 12, 2011

    Moscow: President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and rerun. Medvedev responded on his Facebook site to the protesters' complaints that the December 4 election, won by Prime Minister Vladimir...
  • Medvedev orders Russia poll inquiry after protests December 11, 2011

    Moscow: President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and rerun. Medvedev responded on his Facebook site to the protesters' complaints that the December 4 election was slanted to favour of...
  • Putin's party has domination cut in Russia December 6, 2011

    Moscow: Several thousand protesters took to the streets on Monday to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12year rule after voters cut his party's parliamentary majority in an election that was condemned as unfair by European monitors. Police said they detained 300 people in Moscow, where they confronted...
  • Putin warns West as he launches presidential bid November 28, 2011

    Moscow: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sternly warned the West not to interfere in Russia's elections, as he launched his campaign to reclaim the presidency in a speech on Sunday before thousands of flagwaving supporters. Putin stepped down in 2008 after two presidential terms, but kept his hold on power. He announced...
  • Putin set to assume Russian Presidency in 2012 November 27, 2011

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin is set to assume Russian Presidentship in 2012 for a record third term after the ruling United Russia party on Sunday nominated him for the powerful post, a move that could keep him in power through 2024 and turn him into country's longestserving leader. "I am grateful to...
  • Russian FM quits after President's demand on TV September 26, 2011

    Moscow: The Kremlin says Russia's influential finance minister has resigned following a televised confrontation with President Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev had angrily demanded that Alexei Kudrin immediately explain his criticism of Medvedev's policies or step down. The open tension within Russia's leadership follows the announcement over the weekend that Prime Minister Vladimir...
  • Russian prez demands FM's resignation on live TV September 26, 2011

    Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday got into a verbal spat with his Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and demanded his resignation live on TV. The spat comes after Kudrin, while commenting on the MedvedevPutin pact to swap jobs after Presidential elections in March, said that he will not work...
  • Vladimir Putin to return as Russian president September 24, 2011

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin declared on Saturday he was ready to return to the Russian presidency after current head of state Dmitry Medvedev announced he would bow to his mentor at March's election. Ending months of speculation over which of them will be president, Medvedev proposed Putin, now prime minister, at a...