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Latest Mikhail Fradkov Stories

2006-08-04 07:40:00

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian drinkers are facing their worst 'dry' spell in years after a mix-up blamed on government meddling stripped stores of imported liquor and wines.

2005-11-14 10:37:11

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin promoted his two closest allies -- his chief-of-staff and his defense minister -- in a government reshuffle on Monday that made both of them strong contenders to succeed him in 2008.

2005-06-27 13:31:38

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin threw alifeline to his embattled prime minister on Monday, praisingMikhail Fradkov's government for sticking to the course he hadlaid out.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.