AP - The departure of Russia's influential finance minister and the impending power swap between President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won't have any immediate impact on Russia's economic policies or its debt rating, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday.
[AP] - The departure of Russia's influential finance minister and the impending power swap between President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won't have any immediate impact won Russia's economic policies or its debt rating, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday.
Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow, told CNBC that there is "a sense of panic among [Russia's] elites right now" that could lead Russia's President Vladimir Putin to change his government. The Stanford professor suggested that Putin could undertake a surprise reshuffle in an effort to reassure key players in the country that the president is in control of the situation.
ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday Moscow might be forced to cut diplomatic ties with Ukraine if a crisis related to a purported incident involving Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea worsened.
It’s no secret that relations between Moscow and the West have deteriorated the post-Cold War lows. The annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine have pushed the two sides to the brink of a Baltic battle while Russia’s intervention in Syria changed the West’s calculus when it comes to pushing for regime change in the Mid-East.
Moscow (AFP) - Russia will retaliate against a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine and may block flights through its airspace, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Monday.