Hackers tweet resignation of Russian PM

Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s Twitter account, tweeting his resignation and criticising President Vladimir Putin.

Russia mulls retaliation after sanctions hit Crimea airline

Russia is considering retaliating against Western nations after new sanctions grounded a subsidiary of flagship carrier Aeroflot over the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.

Sanctions may force Russia to raise taxes: PM

Russia may be forced to raise taxes in next year`s budget to make up for the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Moscow`s Ukraine policy, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin warns Ukraine on gas supplies, urges talks

President Vladimir Putin warned Russia may begin requiring advance payment for gas supplies unless Ukraine comes to the negotiating table over its unpaid energy bills.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev visits Crimea, angers Ukraine

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia`s grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there on Monday.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev visits Crimea

PM Dmitry Medvedev on Monday became the first Russian leader to visit Crimea since Moscow seized the Black Sea region from Ukraine.

Russia flaunts grip on Crimea with prime minister`s visit

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea on Monday, flaunting his country`s grip on the Black Sea peninsula following its annexation from Ukraine.

Russia says it won`t intervene in Ukraine

Moscow pledged Tuesday it would not intervene in the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine but said the country should not be forced to choose between Russia and the West.

Russia questions Ukrainian government`s legitimacy

Russia questioned the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian authorities on Monday, with its prime minister saying it sees the turmoil in Ukraine as a threat to both Russian citizens and Russian interests in Ukraine.

Medvedev denies tension with Putin

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has denied reported tensions between him and President Vladimir Putin over the designation of tax crime investigative power, and said he will lead the government as long as he can.

China poses no danger to Russia, says Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said here that China poses no danger to Russia, and bilateral cooperation between the two countries will bring mutual benefit.

Under new President, China pitches for friendly neighbourhood policy

President Xi Jinping has directed Foreign Ministry to evolve new friendly political, economic and security cooperation policies to tie the neighbouring nations with China.

Chinese president meets Russian PM on ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev here Tuesday.

Russian PM to visit China to firm up strategic ties

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will visit China from October 22 to 23 to firm up Sino-Russian strategic ties.

Russia wants to consolidate strategic ties with India: Medvedev

Observing that Russia has very "purposeful" relationship with India, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said it would like to consolidate the bilateral strategic partnership and help India in expanding its peaceful nuclear energy programme.

Vladimir Putin says he may seek fourth presidential term

President Vladimir Putin said that he may run for a fourth presidential term in 2018, confirming the expectations of most Russians.

Russia briefly detains `Putin underwear` museum chief

The director of a small Russian museum was briefly detained on Tuesday after it exhibited a painting of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wearing women`s underwear, a colleague said.

Russian government gets `C` grade in poll

Russians quizzed in an opinion poll released Friday gave their government the unflattering equivalent of a "C" grade for overall performance.

Illegal migrants may be banned from entering Russia

Foreigners coming to Russia may be denied entry for 10 years if they repeatedly violate immigration rules, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Need to resolve US missile defence dispute: Medvedev

Despite progress in Russia-US relations, Moscow and the West could face a serious crisis if the sides fail to resolve the standoff over the deployment of a US missile shield in Europe, Russian Prime Minister Medvedev has said.