An adviser to Dmitry Medvedev said the outgoing Russian president should abandon plans to become premier and make way for the man he fired last year as finance minister, Alexei Kudrin, who would do a better job.
President Dmitry Medvedev may back Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party this weekend to bolster its flagging support before a parliamentary vote as speculation mounts about which of them will run for the Kremlin next year.
President Vladimir Putin is asking lawmakers to give investigators the power to open tax cases without involving the tax service, undoing a measure his predecessor put in place to improve the business climate.
Mikhail Prokhorov , Russia’s third- richest man, may be planning to seek the presidency on a pro- business ticket as President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delay a decision on which of them will run.
Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a review of guilty verdicts against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s wealthiest man, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin celebrated winning a new six-year Kremlin term.
Russia said it may surrender state control of its largest oil producer as President Dmitry Medvedev urged a bigger privatization program to lure investors and speed up the lowest rate of growth among major emerging economies.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dismissed as “unacceptable” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ’s description of Western-led attacks on Libya as a “crusade,” marking their first public foreign-policy dispute.
Russia risks turning into an autocracy that resembles authoritarian regimes in the Middle East if Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prolongs his rule in 2012 elections, U.S. democracy watchdog Freedom House said.