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2011-11-14 08:00:00

Russia has beat the US in discovering that there is no benefit to going on and off daylight savings time twice each year. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Standardtime.com salutes Russian President Medvedev who will keep Russia on daylight saving time permanently starting immediately. Like the founder of StandardTime.com Sheila Danzig, Medvedev argued that switching clocks twice a year causes stress and is harmful for peopleâs health. "Every fall and every spring...

2011-04-12 10:58:00

ST PETERSBURG, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The XV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is being held June 16-18, 2011, will convene under the theme 'Emerging Leadership for a New Era' in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, will give the opening remarks, and in the coming weeks, SPIEF expects to confirm the participation of heads of state from a range of key emerging markets and developed economies. Aide to the President...

2010-09-17 13:00:00

KIEV, Ukraine, September 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev take part in the International Road Rally "Avtoprobeg" taking place between the two biggest European countries. Meeting "behind the wheels" the two Heads of State not only demonstrate the warming climate in the two countries' relationship, but set a new trend in high profile meetings between national leaders. Photo:...

2010-04-08 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Global Zero movement, at a press conference at the National Press Club this morning, applauded the new START accord signed today by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in Prague and urged its ratification. They also called for strong commitments to be made by the 47 leaders participating in President Obama's April 12-13 Nuclear Security Summit. The group included Her Majesty Queen Noor, former CIA counter-proliferation officer Valerie...

2010-03-19 08:18:00

LISSE, The Netherlands, March 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Accompanied by HRH Princess Maxima der Nederlanden Mrs Svetlana Medvedeva, spouse of the president of the Russian Federation has officially opened the 61st edition of Keukenhof international flower exhibition in Lisse, The Netherlands. She was especially invited because this year's central theme is 'From Russia with love'. The opening ceremony was the baptizing of a newly bred tulip. Keukenhof 2010 is open for the public until May...

2009-07-05 11:39:17

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says there's no pardon in the works for imprisoned oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once the country's richest man. At this point, there is nothing to discuss, Medvedev said Saturday on his official Web site. As Russia's most famous inmate, Khodorkovsky remains a subject of interest, with supporters saying the Kremlin destroyed him to gain control of the Yukos oil company, which Khodorkovsky built from privatization deals in the 1990s, CNN reported...

2009-06-06 15:07:50

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country wants to increase grain exports to an expanding Asia Pacific market. Speaking Saturday as the first World Grain Forum opened in St. Petersburg, Medvedev said the region is quickly turning into Russia's most promising market for grain and called for coordination among exporting nations to keep prices affordable, RIA Novosti reported. Taking into account the extent of our borders, considering the size of our state, the Asia Pacific region is...

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2009-05-22 08:05:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed that the European Union help with a loan to Ukraine to secure natural gas supplies. Ukraine has asked Russia for a $5 billion loan, RIA Novosti reported Friday. But Russia should not be the only one tackling the problem, Medvedev said at a Russian-EU summit in Khabarovsk, Russia." Russia has not approved the loan and has doubts in relation to Ukraine's ability to make payments, Medvedev said. Natural gas supplies to Europe have been disrupted on...

2009-05-20 16:18:24

The Russian-European Union economic summit starting Thursday will concentrate on the global economy, presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said in Moscow. It is the main issue, Prikhodko, an aide to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, said Wednesday. Issues such as energy security for Europe and international trouble spots will be discussed in the light of economic cooperation, he said. Russia's gross domestic product fell 9.5 percent in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the fourth quarter of...

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2009-05-16 06:11:32

Russian President Dmitry Medevdev admitted Saturday that Russian public hospitals offer substandard care and need to be improved with new investments. Speaking to Russia's Vesti television news channel, Medvedev said his government is targeting regional improvements for the healthcare facilities, RIA Novosti reported. The president said most public hospitals didn't measure up to the best private institutions in the country, adding, We are all aware that treatment in these is far from...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.