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On 15 April, the Russian edition of Forbes magazine published its list of Russian billionaires, who now number 101 (compared with 62 last year). According to the rankings, most of the richest Russians are associated with the energy…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk, Sławomir Matuszak
Ukraine sees the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU as its priority and for this reason it has agreed to certain concessions to the EU's advantage; this has enabled the advancement of the negotiations. Ukraine treats…
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On 11 April the deputy prime minister, Igor Sechin, announced that he was stepping down as the chairman of the supervisory board of the state-owned oil company Rosneft. The reason for his resignation was the necessity to fulfil the…
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On 11 April the Russian and Western media announced that Rosneft and BP were holding negotiations with the Russian consortium Alfa, Access/Renova (AAR), the holder of 50% of shares in TNK-BP, on the purchase of their shares in TNK-BP…
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In an interview for Chinese state-run TV, broadcast on 12 April, President Dmitri Medvedev suggested he may seek re-election in the election in 2012 and admitted that there are differences between him and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
The general significance of the President’s recommendations comes down to a call to reform the existing economic model, and is another sign of his public criticism of how power is wielded in Russia. By this action, Medvedev is giving…
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On 29 March, after talks in Moscow with Moldova’s Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca, the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov signalled his acceptance of Chisinau’s position that Transnistria should accept autonomous status within the…
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On 31 March, President Dmitri Medvedev attempted to settle the conflict between the head of the Investigative Committee, Aleksandr Bastrykin, and the Attorney General Yuri Chayka, whose son has been accused of supporting illegal…