Dmitry Medvedev http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19262/all en Russia scandalized by Olympic mascot choice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110301/sochi-winter-olympics-mascot <p> How could a hip snow leopard, a cute rabbit and a pudgy polar bear cause such an outcry?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110301/sochi-winter-olympics-mascot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Dmitry Medvedev Sochi Sports Travel/Tourism Vladimir Putin Wildlife News Europe Culture & Lifestyle Russia Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:50:32 +0000 Miriam Elder 5627829 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: call for Libya cease-fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110322/russia-putin-medvedev-libya-cease-fire <p> MOSCOW &mdash; Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called the resolution approving the no-fly zone in Libya &ldquo;deficient and flawed.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110322/russia-putin-medvedev-libya-cease-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dmitry Medvedev Libya Muammar Gaddafi Vladimir Putin World Leaders Conflict Zones Russia Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:05:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5632493 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians uniting against United Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110418/united-russia-vladimir-putin-anastasia-volochkova <p> MOSCOW &mdash; It is now cool to be anti-government in Russia. That&#39;s bad news for the ruling party, with elections scheduled for December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110418/united-russia-vladimir-putin-anastasia-volochkova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin World Leaders Europe Russia Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:18:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5638560 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin's new party? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/putins-new-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hints as to what the new "People's Front" might do. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miriam Elder </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Late last week, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came out of nowhere to announce he had created the All-Russia People&rsquo;s Front, a nebulous political idea that reminded some more <a href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/06/putins_puppets">of a scene from Monty Python&rsquo;s Life of Brian</a> than a move of any significance. The &ldquo;front,&rdquo; announced notably during the Victory Day holiday weekend, would unite &ldquo;political and social forces&rdquo; as Russia readies for parliamentary and presidential elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/putins-new-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin BRIC Yard Thu, 12 May 2011 16:19:57 +0000 Miriam Elder 5644358 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's Medvedev holds his first press conference, says little http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110518/dmitry-medvedev-russian-president-press-conference <p> MOSCOW &mdash; It was Medvedev&rsquo;s first-ever long-form meeting with Russia&rsquo;s domestic and foreign press, three years after becoming Russia&rsquo;s president upon being touched by the golden hand of Vladimir Putin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110518/dmitry-medvedev-russian-president-press-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin World Leaders Elections Russia Wed, 18 May 2011 16:37:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5645629 at http://www.globalpost.com In shift, Russia says Gaddafi must step down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110527/russia-urges-muammar-gaddafi-step-down-libya <p> It&#39;s a political gamble for Medvedev</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110527/russia-urges-muammar-gaddafi-step-down-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Muammar Gaddafi World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy War Europe Politics Middle East Russia Sat, 28 May 2011 01:14:52 +0000 News Desk 5647869 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian president signs bill classifying beer as alcohol http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/russia-beer-alcohol-medvedev-signs-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Until recently, beer was treated like a soft drink in Russia, and even presented as a healthier alternative to vodka. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed legislation that officially classifies <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-20/medvedev-signs-law-restricting-russian-beer-alcohol-sales-1-.html">beer</a> as alcohol in Russia.</p> <p> The new law will allow controls on the <a href="http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/21-07-2011/118553-beer_russia-0/">sale of beer</a> and other &quot;low alcohol&quot; beverages in an attempt to reduce <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14232970">alcohol abuse in Russia</a>, a country with an alcohol consumption that is twice the critical level set by the World Health Organization.</p> <p> Until now, any drinks containing less than 10 percent alcohol have been classified as a foodstuff in Russia, with no restrictions on sales.</p> <p> Russians have tended to treat beer as if it were a soft drink, and it is has even been marketed as a healthier alternative to vodka, the BBC says. Beer has soared in popularity in recent years, while vodka sales have fallen.</p> <p> Last year Russia increased its tax on beer by 200 percent as the government sought to bring consumption under control.</p> <p> The new law will control beer production and sales, and prohibit sales of beer at unlicensed kiosks starting in 2013, Bloomberg reports. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-20/medvedev-signs-law-restricting-russian-beer-alcohol-sales-1-.html">Kiosks</a> reportedly sell at least 30 percent of all beer consumed in Russia.</p> <p> The law also restricts advertising for alcoholic drinks and bans stores from selling alcohol from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. It will also aim to reduce illegal liquor production.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/russia-beer-alcohol-medvedev-signs-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Food & Drink Russia Weird Wide Web Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:10:00 +0000 News Desk 5671142 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea ready to halt nuclear tests, Russia says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110824/russia-dmitry-medvedev-kim-jong-il-north-korea-nuclear-weapons <p> Kim Jong-il told Dmitry Medvedev that he was &quot;having a fun trip&quot; to Siberia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110824/russia-dmitry-medvedev-kim-jong-il-north-korea-nuclear-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Kim Jong Il North Korea Nuclear World Leaders Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Russia Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5673879 at http://www.globalpost.com Medvedev backs Putin to return as Russian president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110924/dmitry-medvedev-proposes-vladamir-putin-russian-president <p> Putin was previously president from 2000 to 2008, but was barred by Russia&#39;s constitution from a third successive term in office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110924/dmitry-medvedev-proposes-vladamir-putin-russian-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin Elections Politics Russia Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:32:00 +0000 News Desk 5676105 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev worried about Putin's "return" to Russian presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-democracy <p> Former Soviet Union leader Gorbachev said that serious changes are needed in Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Soviet Union Vladimir Putin World Leaders Politics Russia Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:33:22 +0000 News Desk 5676171 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian finance minister resigns over Putin, Medvedev job swap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-finance-minister-resigns <p> Medvedev said Kudrin&#39;s comments about the Kremlin&#39;s economic policy were &quot;improper... and can in no way be justified.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-finance-minister-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin Politics Russia Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:16:39 +0000 News Desk 5676190 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: Troops on streets of Moscow to police post-election protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111206/russia-troops-streets-moscow-police-post-election-protests <p> Eyewitnesses posted reports on social networking sites of buses filled with military personnel arriving in the center of the capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111206/russia-troops-streets-moscow-police-post-election-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin World Leaders Elections Politics Russia Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:03:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5683432 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin to dominate the vote, whether it's fair or not http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120224/russia-president-vladimir-putin-election-rally-vote MOSCOW — Just a week before Russia’s presidential election, it is clear Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will dominate the vote, despite mass protests and government criticism.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120224/russia-president-vladimir-putin-election-rally-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Putin's Progress Vladimir Putin World Leaders Elections Russia Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:50:00 +0000 Khristina Narizhnaya 5693371 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks Medvedev for "space" until after election, not realizing the exchange was caught on microphones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120326/obama-asks-medvedev-space-until-after-election-missile <p> &quot;This is my last election ... After my election I have more flexibility.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120326/obama-asks-medvedev-space-until-after-election-missile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Europe Nuclear Russia United States Vladimir Putin Weapons World Leaders Americas Elections Diplomacy Politics United States Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:48:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5697719 at http://www.globalpost.com Dmitry Medvedev slams 'Hollywood' Mitt Romney for calling Russia 'number 1 foe' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120327/dmitri-medvedev-hollywood-mitt-romney-geopolitical-foe Such statements "smack of Hollywood," Medvedev said today. "It's 2012, not the middle of the 1970s." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120327/dmitri-medvedev-hollywood-mitt-romney-geopolitical-foe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Dmitry Medvedev Mitt Romney World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Russia United States Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:37:32 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5697928 at http://www.globalpost.com