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Russian PM Medvedev visits Crimea, unveils economic development plan

Russian PM Medvedev visits Crimea, unveils economic development plan

March 31 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the newly-annexed Crimea on Monday, where he announced an economic development program.
JC Finley
Pentagon spends $300K a year to read Putin's body language

Pentagon spends $300K a year to read Putin's body language

March 12 (UPI) -- The Pentagon press secretary confirmed that about $300,000 a year is spent on reading the body language of world leaders, including Russian President Putin.
Aileen Graef

Russia threatens to bar START treaty inspectors

MOSCOW, March 8 (UPI) -- Russia is considering responding to U.S. sanctions by suspending the reception of START Treaty inspectors, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.

IEA sees no energy disruptions through Ukraine

PARIS, March 6 (UPI) -- The International Energy Agency said it is keeping close watch over natural gas transits through Ukraine to Europe, but hasn't observed a physical disruption.

Ukraine to face consequences for unpaid gas debt

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Ukraine there would be "adverse consequences" should it not settle its outstanding gas debt.
Vice President Biden telephones Russian prime minister

Vice President Biden telephones Russian prime minister

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday to discuss Russia's military intervention into Ukraine.
JC Finley
Every Russian medalist awarded with Mercedes-Benz from government

Every Russian medalist awarded with Mercedes-Benz from government

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave a new Mercedes-Benz to all 44 Russian Olympic medalists on Thursday.
Evan Bleier

Russia says it won't interfere in Ukraine's affairs

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russia won't interfere with events in Ukraine and expects other countries to follow its lead, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Ashton in Kiev to push political momentum forward

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Ukraine's next government needs to be inclusive and free from outside interference.
Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchinov Tuesday announced a delay in plans to elect a new national unity government.
Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday Moscow would not deal with what he termed armed mutineers in Kiev, Ukraine.
Russia recalls ambassador to Ukraine

Russia recalls ambassador to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russia announced it has recalled its ambassador to Ukraine, citing the deteriorating political situation as the cause.
JC Finley

Remain vigilant in Ukraine, British government says

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The British government said Monday there were still threats from political violence in Ukraine, though the situation has calmed considerably.
Russia bans gay adoption

Russia bans gay adoption

MOSCOW, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Russian government announced Thursday that a new decree now bans foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.
JC Finley

Russia limiting adoptions from countries where gay marriage is legal

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Russian government announced a measure Thursday limiting adoption by people in countries that recognize same-sex marriages.

Russia: Ukraine gas debt 'source of anxiety'

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Moscow is troubled by Ukraine's rising debt to Russia for natural gas and wants Kiev to clarify its plans in light of pro-European protests, the Kremlin said.
The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Obama's comment the Iranian nuclear deal is "for the sake of our national security" isn't true.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Medvedev: Ukraine asks for gas payment break

MOSCOW, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the Ukrainian government has requested a delay in paying its debt for purchases of Russian natural gas.
Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- In Christiane Amanpour's exclusive CNN interview with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, she showed the Russian leader -- whose government has supported the Syrian regime -- photos obtained from a Syrian military police defector allegedly depicting the murder of 11,000 prisoners by the Syrian government and asked for his comment.
JC Finley

Russia, China discuss natural gas ties

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it discussed in Beijing its options for delivering more natural gas to the Chinese market with state-owned CNPC.

Olympics electricity grid 'still being worked on,' official says

MOSCOW, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the power grid designed for Sochi for the Winter Olympics -- less than a month away -- is "still being worked on."
Putin named Russia's Man of the Year for 2013

Putin named Russia's Man of the Year for 2013

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin has been named Russia's Man of the Year for 2013, his sixth consecutive win an an annual poll.

Russia's prime minister says Sochi will be ready for Olympics

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Sochi will be ready for the Winter Olympics but he isn't guarantee smooth sailing.

Ukraine braced for more protests as Russia pact looms

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Ukraine's pro-EU campaigners promised more protests as the presidents of Ukraine and Russia met Friday in the southern Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, talks that were previously unannounced.

Amnesty should not be just for the famous, Russian PM Medvedev says

MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday a proposed amnesty should not be limited to high-profile prisoners.
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