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Putin: Russia won't rescind loans, gas price cuts for Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Moscow won't rescind the loans and gas price cuts it signed with Ukraine despite its change in government, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week.
Medvedev says Ukraine is making its own decisions on EU

Medvedev says Ukraine is making its own decisions on EU

MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday the decision by Ukraine to suspend association with the European Union was a decision made in Kiev.

Medvedev: Russia staying out of Ukrainian political fray

MOSCOW, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday he viewed Ukraine as an important regional partner though recent political unrest is an internal matter.

Russian police uncover $1.1 billion money-laundering operation

MOSCOW, July 8 (UPI) -- Russian police said Monday they uncovered a money-laundering scheme in which more than 400 people were involved in transferring $1.1 billion out of the country.

Minister: EU probe on Gazprom about price

BERLIN, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Action by the European Union against Russian gas company Gazprom is part of an effort to get lower prices for natural gas, a Russian leader said.

Japan, Russia step into U.K. nuclear power

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Japanese conglomerate Hitachi announced it acquired the Horizon nuclear power projects in Great Britain as part of a plan to expand the nuclear sector.

Russia courts Bishkek on energy, military

MOSCOW, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Russian official said Tuesday that the Kremlin has called for negotiating an agreement with Kyrgyzstan on energy issues.

Kremlin keen on BP presence

MOSCOW, June 21 (UPI) -- The Kremlin is interested in keeping British energy company BP working in the country despite corporate differences, a minister said.

Russia unveils corporation plan

MOSCOW, April 20 (UPI) -- Russian officials proposed a plan to revive economies in Russia's Far East that involves the start of a corporation partially exempt from federal legislation.

Drought could lower Russia's crops by 10%

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The summer heat wave in Russia may reduce the country's agricultural production by 10 percent, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Friday.

In Russia, a call for foreign investment

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Friday foreign investment was needed to propel the country toward modernization.
Renault to invest in AvtoVAZ

Renault to invest in AvtoVAZ

MOSCOW, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Russian officials said French automaker Renault confirmed it would invest further in AvtoVAZ, maker of over 25 million Lada cars since 1970.
Russia considers banking bailout plan

Russia considers banking bailout plan

MOSCOW, June 26 (UPI) -- Fearing bad loans could seriously jeopardize its economy, Russia is reported considering a banking bailout plan, government officials say.

Russia in no hurry to privatize

MOSCOW, April 24 (UPI) -- Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said the country was not seeking to accelerate privatization of state property.

Gazprom projects viable despite economy

MOSCOW, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Russian leaders, including Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, said large-scale projects for energy giant Gazprom are moving ahead despite the economic downturn.
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Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov (Russian: Игорь Иванович Шувалов; born 4 January 1967 in Bilibino, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Magadan Oblast, Russia) is a Russian lawyer and politician.

He currently is First Deputy Prime Minister in Vladimir Putin's Second Cabinet. According to the order of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, he is to perform the duty of Prime Minister when Putin is out of office . So he is considered the first of the two Deputy Prime Ministers (the other being former Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov) and the most senior member of Putin's Second Cabinet besides Putin himself.

In 1984-1985 Shuvalov worked as a laboratory worker in the Institute Ekos. In 1985-1987 he served in the Soviet Army then was accepted to the Law Department of Moscow State University. After graduation in 1992 he worked as an attache at the Legal Department of the Soviet Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In 1993-1997 Shuvalov worked as a lawyer and then the President of a legal consulting firm "ALM".

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Igor Shuvalov."
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