Latest Mikhail Fradkov Stories

2006-08-04 07:40:00

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW -- 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. Supermarket shelves, usually packed with an array of Chilean wine, Armenian brandy and Scotch whisky, have been almost empty for over a month after the government tried to enforce a law aimed at cutting chronic alcohol bootlegging. Furious wine merchants say it is the latest example of how the government of Prime...

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. In televised comments, Putin said chief Kremlin aide Dmitry Medvedev, also chairman of gas giant Gazprom, had become first deputy prime minister in the government of Mikhail Fradkov. Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, a close political...

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. At a meeting with top ministers, Putin dropped his usualrole of tough taskmaster to tell Fradkov he was impressed bythe cabinet's commitment to fulfil tasks he had set earlier inthe year in the state of the nation speech. "I note with satisfaction that the government has taken upthe...

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