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Russia’s entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here’s everything we know.

Russia’s prime minister and cabinet abruptly resigned on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin outlined proposed constitutional changes that could increase his power after his presidency. The changes would limit and decrease the power of future presidents after Putin’s term ends in 2024. Though Putin has painted the changes as a […]
Russia’s entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here’s everything we know.
Markets

The Bank Of Cyprus’ Biggest Shareholder Is A Russian Oligarch With An Insane Real Estate Portfolio

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffcueHZHI6Y”] Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev is the largest shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus, with a 9.9% stake in the company.He may have slept better this weekend when European officials announced that Cypriot banks would get a much-needed bailout, but on the condition that they accept a one-time […]
The Bank Of Cyprus’ Biggest Shareholder Is A Russian Oligarch With An Insane Real Estate Portfolio
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Medvedev Slams ‘Unacceptable’ Western Support For Syrian Rebels

[credit provider=”Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP”] Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev slammed as “unacceptable” the recognition and support by France and other states of the Syrian opposition battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.In a wide-ranging interview with Agence France-Presse and Le Figaro ahead of a visit to Paris starting Monday, Medvedev also […]
Medvedev Slams ‘Unacceptable’ Western Support For Syrian Rebels
Tech

Why Facebook Suddenly Likes Russia

[credit provider=”Mark Zuckerberg” url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100515916066861&set=p.10100515916066861&type=1&theatre”] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Russia and just visited with Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev.Medvedev is the official widely viewed as a figurehead who swaps jobs with Russian president Vladimir Putin to help Putin get around term limits. But he’s also been taking the lead […]
Why Facebook Suddenly Likes Russia
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Russian Prime Minister Calls For Release Of Pussy Riot

[credit provider=”RT” url=”http://rt.com/on-air/pussy-riot-verdict-live/”] Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for the release of jailed Russian art group Pussy Riot, the AP reports.Medvedev, the former Russian President, said that anymore time in jail for the three member of the group would be “unproductive”.
Russian Prime Minister Calls For Release Of Pussy Riot
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A New Database Of Russian Civil Servants’ Incomes Has Some Incredible Revelations

[credit provider=”JamesList” url=”http://blog.jameslist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Picture-11-600×395.png”] A Moscow-based think tank, the Institute of Contemporary Development, has published a huge database of Russian civil servants incomes and salaries at PublicRevenue.Ru.While government workers are required by law to disclose their earnings, this appears to be the first time they have been collated — and some […]
A New Database Of Russian Civil Servants’ Incomes Has Some Incredible Revelations
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A Look Back At The Tweets Of Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

[credit provider=”https://twitter.com/#!/MedvedevRussia” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/MedvedevRussia”] MOSCOW (AP) — It was the end of an era, the kind of moment when a Twitter buff might unleash a barrage of 140-character spurts of sentiment, humour or self-aggrandizement.But Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s one-time tweeter-in-chief, was characteristically modest and a little flat when his term as president […]
A Look Back At The Tweets Of Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
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Watch Jon Stewart Mock Obama’s ‘Hot Mic’ Gaffe

President Obama’s trip to Seoul, South Korea, was fraught with domestic peril. A hot mic caught Obama telling outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have more flexibility to deal with missile defence after the 2012 election.
Watch Jon Stewart Mock Obama’s ‘Hot Mic’ Gaffe
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DISCOVERED: The Next Italian Vacation Spot For Russian Billionaires

A luxury Italian spa hotel is preparing to play host to an unexpected visitor from Moscow: the wife of the outgoing president, Dmitry Medvedev, the Guardian reports.The Hotel La Pace in Montecatini Terme, which has been graced by the likes of Giuseppe Verdi, Paul Cézanne, Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Audrey […]
DISCOVERED: The Next Italian Vacation Spot For Russian Billionaires
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Thousands Of Russians Are Back On The Streets Protesting Putin Today

[credit provider=”YouTube”] As promised, Russians are back on the streets demonstrating against Vladimir Putin. The Wall Street Journal reports that there are thousands demonstrating in Moscow. In St. Petersburg the scene is basically the same (video, via the Telegraph, below).Russia’s ruling party has kept it cool in the face of the Arab Spring […]
Thousands Of Russians Are Back On The Streets Protesting Putin Today
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This Is How Russia’s Election Lost The Plot

[credit provider=”Kremlin.ru” url=”http://www.kremlin.ru/news/12331″] No Russian election cycle has been accompanied by quite such a large number of scandals and cadre unrest as the current one. First, there was the sensational removal of Mikhail Prokhorov from the leadership of Right Cause [pravoye delo], and the de facto death of that party […]
This Is How Russia’s Election Lost The Plot
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Judging Medvedev On His Own Terms

[credit provider=”wikimedia”] The plan for Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev to swap positions, announced at the United Russia congress Sept. 24., unleashed a lot of tension that had been building up in society at large. So when President Medvedev sat down with the heads of Russia’s three major television channels […]
Judging Medvedev On His Own Terms
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