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2014-02-04 20:22:34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanislav Belkovsky Foundation named key Russian government and media conflicts of 2013 in a report presented in Washington, D.C.

2009-02-27 15:37:59

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Friday said he disagreed the country needed new currency controls to prevent devaluation of the ruble. It is possible in theory but it would mean abandoning ambitious plans of turning the ruble into a regional reserve currency, Putin said in a meeting with senior government officials, the Financial Times reported. It would be a shame to lose such an advantage, he said.

2008-06-17 18:00:31

Excerpt from report by state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya on 17 June [Presenter] Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was today presented with a strategy for the development of rail transport until the year 2030.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.