Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and his wife, the second-biggest earners among families of Cabinet members, plan to move their assets under Russian jurisdiction to comply with new restrictions.
U.S.-led operations in Afghanistan will be “in vain” if forces fail to fight opium production and provide people with alternative economic opportunities, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said today.
Rio Tinto Group’s Mongolia copper and gold mine looks a dream location sitting next to China, the biggest market. Yet, Mongolia’s bid for more control of the project draws comparison with a Rio mine that went badly wrong.
Russia expects to join the World Trade Organization later this year without Kazakhstan and Belarus, leaving those two nations to enter at a later time, said Sergei Ivanov, Russia’s deputy prime minister.
Libya risks degenerating into chaos similar to that in Somalia, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov , who didn’t rule out Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi being able to defeat the rebels fighting his forces.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ’s administration approved the appointment of deputy premier Sergei Ivanov ’s son to replace a first deputy prime minister at a state-run bank, a presidential adviser said.
Russia’s regional elections, including the first gubernatorial polls in eight years, are testing President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to reassert control after the largest protests in more than a decade.