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Major Events of the Month

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev turns 45

However, there were no major public actions planned for the day, as the president preferred to spend mark the occasion in a family circle in Sochi...

Parfyonov’s media criticism becomes the first wake-up bell for Russia’s elite

Speaking in capacity of the first recipient of Vladislav Listyev’s Television Award, Parfyonov called modern Russian television an ineffective civil political institution...

Issue: Our Yearend Report     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Parfyonov
 

Presentation of post-crisis Russia and its economy to western business circles

Russia has survived the present global crisis with minimal losses, thanks to the government’s s anti-recession programs, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in Berlin...

Kremlin’s regional elite regimes change policy encounters difficulties in Moscow

The first signal about the unpopularity of this policy among some leaders was noticed even earlier during the sacking of the Bashkortostan president...

Issue: Our Yearend Report     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Luzhkov
 

Kremlin fears the transformation of Russia’s political stability into stagnation

Russian president has called for boosting level of political competition to avoid a situation, where the opposition will never win and the ruling party never lose any elections...

Issue: Our Yearend Report     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Medvedev

Russia loses one of its best statesmen with Chernomyrdin’s death

Long before his death Victor Chernomyrdin had already gone down in history as the savior of post-Soviet Russia for his radical reformation of the economy in the 1990s...

Issue: Our Yearend Report     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Chernomyrdin
 

Russia to become the first Eastern European country to host FIFA World Cup

Russia made history in December, when FIFA endorsed its bid to host the Football World Cup championship in 2018, thus becoming the first country to be awarded such global football honor in Eastern Europe...

Issue: Our Yearend Report     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: FIFA World Cup

Formula-1 soon to come to Russia, though to Sochi, and not Moscow

Commenting on the agreement, Putin noted the location of F-1 in Sochi will give Russian auto athletes a modern platform for trainings and hosting other auto competition races...

 

Consolidation of power is an absolute prerequisite for country’s modernization

Justifying the Kremlin's so-called rigid 'power vertical,' Kremlin Deputy Chief of Staff Vladislav Surkov said the country needs consolidated authority to achieve its declared economic modernization targets...

NATO’s new concept will define Russia’s future relations with the alliance

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow’s future relations with NATO will depend on how the alliance’s new strategic concept corresponds, amongst others, to the norms of international law and UN’s Charter...

Issue: November 2010, Vol. 5, No.10     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: NATO
 

Khloponin vows to eradicate clannishness in Caucasus government system

Alexander Khloponin, the presidential envoy in the North Caucasian Federal District, has promised to eliminate the clan system in the region’s politics...

New Moscow mayor ‘swears on oath’ to boost city’s prosperity

Taking the Oath of Office, the new Moscow mayor promised to boost the city residents’ prosperity as well as tackling other negative issues that led to his predecessor's dismissal...

 

Mikhalkov's manifest calls for the adoption of ‘enlightened conservatism’ in Russia

The famous film director has called the country's current social order an explosive mix of West-chasing liberal modernization, nepotism of local authorities and widespread corruption...

New START ratification antagonists are harming U.S. security interests

The senator noted that the distinction in positions between the Democrats and Republicans on ratification reflects their internal political opposition...

 

False start leads to registration and deregistration of the ‘Putin2012.rf’ domain

The Federal Protection Service has withdrawn the applications for the registrations of nine domain names in the .rf zone, which can be seen as pre-election campaign programs...

The price of stabilization of the North Caucasus estimated at 600 bln rubles

The estimated cost, in addition with private investments, is about 600bln rubles and realization of these projects is expected to begin soon...

 

State Duma’s LDPR legislators offer to put a special mark on convicted bribe takers

Igor Lebedev, the head of the LDPR faction in the State Duma, and other party members, have proposed putting ‘a special indelible label’ in a form of letter ‘K,’ from the Russian word for corruption, on the back of bribe takers’ palms...

The state should become the object and not the tool for modernization

Speaking at the World Political Forum in September in Yaroslavl, Sberbank CEO German Gref said the success of reforms in Russia calls for, first and foremost, modernization of the Russian government...

 

Businesses CEOs’ nice, but ‘strange and unexpected’ behavior in crisis

Specifically, Putin noted that for him it was ‘really strange and unexpected’ that most business owners showed a high level of responsibility instead of greed during the crisis...

Kremlin hearkens to Khimki forest preservation activists’ petitions

Commenting on the presidential decision, Russian Public Chamber member Vladimir Zakharov said the growing civil society's protests have been heard by the authorities...

 

Russian communists leader sees only benefits in three of Slavic states union

Nostalgic Russian Communist Party leader has reiterated his perennial calls for the amalgamation of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus into a new formidable union of Slavic states...

Yabloko Party head calls for investigations into the causes of summer fires

The democratic opposition party is of the opinion that the ecological situation in Russia, including the radiation levels, has sharply worsened because of the summer fires...

 

Northern Caucasus declares an end to ‘regional presidencies’ in Russia

Expressing his support for this ‘initiative from below,’ Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov noted that he personally prefers the title ‘head’ of a region to regional president...

Super-capital with the special status within the limits of the central vertical

Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov believes that Moscow, as the Russian capital, should not only be managed on a regional basis, but also centrally from the Kremlin...

 

Kremlin contemplating idea of transferring officials’ assets into trust management

President Medvedev has expressed readiness to look into the possibility of transferring state officials’ business assets, which they owned prior to joining civil service...

Moscow close to concluding agreement on hosting F1 Race Championship by 2012

Moscow authorities hope to hold the Russian stage of the Formula-One Championship in the city in 2012...

 

Voloshin appointed head of a Working Group to create a financial center in Russia

The group, whose activities will also be coordinated by First Deputy Premier Igor Shuvalov, is under the Presidential Council overseeing the development of financial markets in Russia...

Shoigu voted the most popular and effective minister among Cabinet members

Interestingly, Shoigu has also ‘positively distinguished’ himself on another ministerial rating as the minister with the least income (2.7mln rubles) in 2009...

 

Prime Minister Putin calls for a stringent budgetary discipline in the country

Putin says preservation of macroeconomic stability, formation of a prudent budget and full observance of strict budgetary discipline continue to remain the state's key priorities...

Issue: August 2010, Vol. 5, No. 7     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Putin

The highly ambitious Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipeline reaches the German soil

The Nord Stream pipeline in July reached the European continent, having surfaced in the German town of Lubmin, a 'symbolic milestone' for the project's principal investors...

 

Putin no longer feels shame over local business representatives’ actions

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has praised Russian businesses for their new sense of corporate social responsibility displayed at the height of the economic crunch...

Issue: July 2010, Vol. 5, No. 6     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: Putin

Ombudsman accuses ‘pedophilia lobby’ for liberalization of anti-pedophile laws

The head of the Children’s Rights Protection Department in has blamed pedophilia lobbyists in the State Duma for filibustering bills aimed at fighting pedophilia...

Issue: July 2010, Vol. 5, No. 6     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: Astakhov
 

Kremlin awaits explanations from the White House on espionage scandal

Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow is expecting explanations from Washington in connection with the detention of Russians on alleged espionage charges...

Internal affairs minister diagnoses the nation’s Traffic Police with serious illness

Minister Rashid Nurgaliev has called for urgent medical care for many traffic police inspectors, who he said are ‘seriously sick’...

 

Foreigners to receive ‘Muscovite Conducts Code’ via a policy to accelerate integration

The City Hall plans to draft a Muscovite Conducts Code for foreigners to help those seeking permanent residency in the capital easily integrate into the society...

Rich mysterious woman becomes Sberbank’s single largest individual shareholder

A mysterious lady has become the largest individual private shareholder of Sberbank after doubling her stake in the nation’s largest financial organization within a year...

 

Government activates measures to counteract rampant corruption in Russia

Speaking on the issue, President Medvedev noted that the plan will actively fight corruption, which has become a systemic problem that putrefies business environment and reduces the state’s capacities...

Authorities give green light to immortalization of Gaidar’s memory in Russian history

One of the plans requires Moscow City Hall to place a memorial board on the building of the IET that was headed by Gaidar before his death and also name one of the public high schools after him...

Issue: June 2010, Vol. 5, No. 5     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Gaidar
 

Putin declares the Custom Union a new geopolitical reality in the CIS region

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the formulation of the legal base will require compromises from all the Custom Union participants to make the project a reality...

Gryzlov opts for a deadly political slogan against rivals for upcoming elections

The United Russia Party leader has attributed the reasons for using this ‘cannibalistic slogan’ to the necessity to counteract the rapidly growing attacks against his party...

Issue: June 2010, Vol. 5, No. 5     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Gryzlov