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  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, second left, speaks to school-children while visiting Crimea in Simferopol, Crimea, Monday, March 31, 2014. Russia's prime minister is visiting Crimea to consider priorities for its economic development following the Russian takeover. Dmitry Medvedev is leading a delegation of Cabinet ministers and is chairing a meeting Monday to discuss priorities for federal assistance to the region, which Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this month. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexander Astafyev, Government Press Service)

    Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border

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  • IOC opposes bid to patent 4-ring Olympic logo

    The IOC will oppose a reported bid by a Russian businessman to trademark the four-ring Olympic symbol displayed at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games.

  • In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, poses with Russian Olympic medal winners after Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. From left, figure skater Ekaterina Bobrova, cross-country sprinter Nikita Kruikov, back, figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia, and at right, figure skater Adelina Sotnikova. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    Russia awards cars to its Olympic medalists

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given a Mercedes-Benz to each Olympic medalist from the host country of the 2014 Sochi Games.

  • Foreign-language banners now allowed in Sochi

    Want to bring a "Go USA!" banner to an Olympics stadium in Sochi? You can do it legally now that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has amended his own decree, relaxing a previously draconian law of what's prohibited at sports venues in Russia.

  • ON THE OUTS: The "Batman" and "Robin" of Russia, Vladimir Putin (right) and Dmitry Medvedev, are no longer a team. After reassuming the presidency from Mr. Medvedev, Mr. Putin has sidelined his protege and spoken of him with condescension. Russians are disappointed that Mr. Medvedev failed to implement the changes he promised. (Associated Press)

    Russia's powerful Putin sets up Medvedev for a political fall

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  • Jailed feminist punk band Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina is seen in a cell at a courtroom in Berezniki, about 1,500 km (940 miles) northeast of Moscow on Jan. 16, 2013. A Russian court on Wednesday turned down her attempt to defer serving her sentence until her preschool son becomes a teenager. Alekhina was convicted last year along with two other band members of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for an anti-President Vladimir Putin stunt in Russia's main cathedral. (Associated Press)

    Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.

  • **FILE** Russian President Vladmir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    Medvedev is 'dead man walking' as Putin undoes his Russian reforms

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, once one of Russia's most popular leaders, is now politically a "dead man walking" as his former mentor, President Vladimir Putin, undermines him, leading many to predict that the ruthless president is preparing to dump his reform-minded protege.

  • Lady Gaga thanks Russian PM Medvedev

    Lady Gaga has expressed "her gratitude" to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for opposing regional laws that make it a crime to provide minors with information about homosexuality.

  • Russians wait for Obama to show flexibility on missile plan

    Russia expects President Obama to abide by his promise to show more flexibility in a dispute over U.S. missile defense plans in Europe following his re-election, a top official said Thursday.

  • Russian PM argues for Pussy Riot members release

    Russia's prime minister said Friday the women in the Pussy Riot punk band serving two-year prison sentences should be set free, while a band member's husband tried to visit his wife in jail in a central Russian region known for its gloomy Stalinist-era gulags.

  • Russia pushes Facebook to open research center

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, stroll at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

    Putin rolls back protege's modest liberal legacy

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  • Law enforcement authorities work at the site of a Sept. 22, 2012, crash where a heavily drunk driver killed seven people at a bus stop in Moscow. Five orphaned teens were waiting for a bus with their guardians when a car careened into them, killing all seven. (Associated Press)

    DUI tragedy forces Russian road safety rethink

    It took a weekend road tragedy to jolt Russia into action over one of its most deadly threats: a chronic culture of drunken driving.

  • Russian PM calls for Pussy Riot to be freed

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, a sign that the women's release could be imminent since their case comes up for appeal on Oct. 1.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Fool Me Twice’

    "This is my last election. After my election I'll have more flexibility." That is an exact quote from the mouth of President Obama, unaware that the confidence (infamously shared with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev) was picked up by microphones and transmitted into America's living rooms, where millions of Americans heard the president's hushed tones.

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  • Medvedev, who led a delegation of Cabinet ministers on a surprise visit to Crimea, pledged that Russia would quickly boost salaries and pensions and pour in resources to improve education, health care and local infrastructure.

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