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A New Prime Minister for Special Assignments?

A New Prime Minister for Special Assignments?

The decision on who was to replace Dmitry Medvedev as Russia’s next prime minister has shown Putin’s aspiration to improve the image of the government while pushing forward his social agenda more smoothly and efficiently.

The Constitution According to Putin

The Constitution According to Putin

Lofted sometime before by Vladimir Putin’s closest associates, trial ballons might have brought a positive outcome, as evidenced by the Kremlin’s decision to announce upcoming amendments to the Russian constitution publicly.

Russia and Ukraine Reached Agreement on Gas Transit

Russia and Ukraine Reached Agreement on Gas Transit

Natural gas transit through Ukraine will be maintained. With the help of the European Commission and Germany, Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz signed an agreement to settle their mutual claims.

Russian Oil Producer Rosneft Reshuffles Management

Russian Oil Producer Rosneft Reshuffles Management

Russia’s most prominent oil firm has seen a series of personnel shake-up, a move that hints the company’s plans to strengthen its exploration and production divisions. These may also refer to Rosneft’s new gas plans.

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