Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to submit orders this week to remove government officials as chairmen of state companies in industries they regulate, said Arkady Dvorkovich , his chief economic aide.
Ziyavudin Magomedov became a billionaire with the help of state contracts during the ascent of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, whose deputy was the businessman’s college friend. Now Medvedev is down, Vladimir Putin is up, and Magomedov’s fortunes are waning.
Russia’s government, holder of the world’s third-largest reserves, discussed buying Spanish sovereign debt at a meeting with Finance Minister Elena Salgado, said Arkady Dvorkovich, the Kremlin’s top economic adviser.
OAO Lukoil’s offshore development proposal aligns with govt’s vision, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says in interview in Kommersant. * President Vladimir Putin to hold meeting on offshore energy rights for non-state companies, including Lukoil: Kommersant * Natural Resources Ministry wants cos with rights to offshore blocks to select which energy deposits to develop, then give up rights to any remaining deposits so other cos can be invited to explore: Kommersant