Mar 22, 2013 02:13 EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of strategic agreements.
Mar 21, 2013 22:49 EDT
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks on Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of economic and strategic agreements.
Mar 21, 2013 14:31 EDT
Chinese Internet users have deluged the microblog of the Russian embassy in Beijing with thousands of abusive comments within days of its opening, just ahead of a visit to Moscow by China's new president Xi Jinping.
Mar 21, 2013 11:38 EDT
Russian state oil giant Rosneft announced Thursday the creation of the world's top listed oil firm as it sealed a $56-billion acquisition of the British and local stakes in the lucrative but strife-torn joint venture TNK-BP .
Mar 21, 2013 10:51 EDT
Top Russian artist, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, who painstakingly transformed himself to resemble Adolf Hitler, Marilyn Monroe and Vladimir Putin for avant-garde photo performances, has died at 43, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 09:14 EDT
Russia's state oil giant Rosneft on Thursday announced the creation of the world's largest listed oil company as it completed a $56-billion acquisition of the British and Russian stakes in the joint venture TNK-BP.
Mar 20, 2013 08:55 EDT
Debt-hit Cyprus was scrambling Wednesday to secure funding for its banks after lawmakers rejected the terms of an EU bailout deal, soliciting Russia, the church and state institutions for cash.
Mar 20, 2013 01:54 EDT
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has called an emergency meeting of party leaders Wednesday in a frantic search for a viable plan B after MPs rejected the terms of an EU bailout aimed at saving Cyprus from bankruptcy.
Mar 19, 2013 19:26 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers said Tuesday they still stood ready to help Cyprus after the island's parliament voted down a debt bailout accord which included an unprecedented bank deposit levy.
Mar 19, 2013 17:35 EDT
Angry MPs on Tuesday rejected a divisive levy on bank accounts as part of a bailout aimed at saving Cyprus from bankruptcy, decrying as "blackmail" the EU-IMF deal that now lies in tatters.
Mar 19, 2013 13:03 EDT
Former Bolshoi soloist Anastasia Volochkova has accused the beleaguered theatre of forcing female dancers to sleep with wealthy patrons, in claims that the general director Anatoly Iksanov on Tuesday dismissed as "ravings".
Mar 19, 2013 12:04 EDT
Cyprus turned to Russia on Tuesday as President Nicos Anastasiades battled to garner support from lawmakers for a controversial eurozone bailout deal that the central bank warned was in danger of collapse.
Mar 19, 2013 09:51 EDT
Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris was headed to Moscow Tuesday to seek an extension to an existing Russian loan, a top official said, as the debt-hit island battles to stave off bankruptcy.
Mar 19, 2013 08:41 EDT
Cyprus on Tuesday dropped a controversial levy on bank savings below 20,000 euros, sparking a warning by the central bank governor that the crucial eurozone bailout deal was now in danger of collapse.
Mar 19, 2013 06:28 EDT
Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris was heading to Moscow on Tuesday amid an explosion of anger in Russia at a EU bailout deal for the island that could see Russian investors lose billions of euros.
Mar 19, 2013 06:15 EDT
A revised Cyprus bailout plan drops a controversial tax on bank savings below 20,000 euros but retains the levy at 6.75 percent on deposits of 20,000-100,000 euros and 9.9 percent above 100,000, according to an amended tax bill seen Tuesday by AFP.
Mar 19, 2013 02:02 EDT
The eurozone has told debt-hit Cyprus to revise a controversial levy on bank deposits to allow small savers to escape the tax, part of a larger bailout deal, amid a public outcry and fears of a bank run.
Mar 19, 2013 01:50 EDT
Russians are preparing to withdraw billions of euros from Cyprus and the island will plunge into a recession lasting for decades due to the onerous terms of an EU bailout, economists warned.
Mar 18, 2013 19:11 EDT
The eurozone told Cyprus on Monday to ditch the part of a hugely controversial 5.8-billion-euro grab on savings that stung even the smallest of account holders in exchange for a 10-billion-euro sovereign bailout deal, according to a statement issued after a conference call.
Mar 18, 2013 16:42 EDT
Russians are preparing to withdraw billions of euros from Cyprus and the island will plunge into a recession lasting for decades due to the onerous terms of a EU bailout, economists warned on Monday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
8 May 2008
|Preceded by||Viktor Zubkov|
9 August 1999 – 7 May 2000
|Preceded by||Sergei Stepashin|
|Succeeded by||Mikhail Kasyanov|
7 May 2000 – 7 May 2008
Acting: 31 December 1999 – 7 May 2000
|Prime Minister||Mikhail Kasyanov|
Viktor Khristenko (Acting)
|Preceded by||Boris Yeltsin|
|Succeeded by||Dmitry Medvedev|
|Assumed office |
7 May 2008
|Preceded by||Boris Gryzlov|
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State
|Assumed office |
27 May 2008
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||7 October 1952 |
Leningrad, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
|Political party||United Russia (2008–present)|
|Communist Party of the Soviet Union (before 1991)|
|Alma mater||Leningrad State University|