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    MEDVEDEV RESTRUCTURES THE INTERIOR MINISTRY

    President Dmitry Medvedev has launched a reorganization of Russia’s Interior Ministry that some observers say raises it in importance above the country’s other “power” agencies and ministries and could presage

    HOW LONG CAN MEDVEDEV AND PUTIN SHARE POWER?

    The key policy speech in Russia since Dmitry Medvedev’s inauguration as president on May 7 and his appointment of Vladimir Putin as his prime minister the following day was made

    “PARTY OF THE THIRD TERM” MAY GET ITS WISH

    State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said on April 1 that the lower house of parliament will be ready to confirm President-elect Dmitriy Medvedev’s announced candidate for the post of prime

    RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT-ELECT SPEAKS TO FINANCIAL TIMES

    Russian observers are mulling the significance of Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with Britain’s Financial Times newspaper, particularly his comments about how he views his future role and how he will work

    KREMLIN MOVES AGAINST U.K. INTERESTS IN RUSSIA

    Following last week’s raids on the Moscow offices of TNK-BP, the 50/50 joint venture between British Petroleum and three Russian oligarchs, the Federal Security Service (FSB) filed industrial espionage charges

    MEDVEDEV-PUTIN: DREAM TEAM OR UNWORKABLE DIARCHY?

    With President Vladimir Putin having now accepted Dmitry Medvedev’s invitation to serve as prime minister if, as is virtually certain, Medvedev is elected president next March, observers are now focused

    WILL PUTIN ACCEPT MEDVEDEV’S INVITATION?

    The United Russia party is holding a congress today, December 17, during which it will likely officially nominate First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its presidential candidate, thereby formalizing

    IS RUSSIA’S “OPERATION SUCCESSOR” FINALLY OVER?

    Yesterday’s announcement by United Russia and three other parties that First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will be their candidate in the March 2008 presidential election, followed by President Vladimir

    FINANSGROUP: HOW RUSSIA’S SILOVIKI DO BUSINESS

    Kommersant published an interview on November 30 that gave an unprecedentedly open and detailed picture of a financial structure that is close to the Kremlin siloviki and their putative leader,