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05/23/2012

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Government 'Funded' Liberal-Leaning News Site

The former head of the Federal Youth Agency said Tuesday that the government has financed a liberal-leaning news outlet founded by Ilya Varlamov, one of the country's most popular bloggers.

Putin's Cabinet Cronies Follow Him to Kremlin

A day after the formation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s government, seven ministers who did not make the cut have resurfaced as senior staff in President Vladimir Putin’s administration.

Sechin Headed Back to Rosneft

Kremlin heavyweight Igor Sechin was put back in charge of Rosneft on Tuesday, a year after he had the reins of the oil giant yanked from his hands under orders from then-President Dmitry Medvedev.

Drugmakers Have High Hopes for Health Minister

Foreign and local drugmakers on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Veronika Skvortsova as health minister, saying they expect her to enforce initiatives promoted by her predecessor, Tatyana Golikova, but bring a scientific approach to resolving industry problems.

Outdated Values Slow Women's Political Rise

The number of female ministers in the new government has dropped to just two from three in the previous Cabinet — a decline that sparked much discussion Tuesday as to why so few women play a role in Russian politics.

Today in History

Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that strengthening Russia's ties with other former Soviet republics would be a priority of his presidency, presenting one of the first planks of his foreign policy after taking office two weeks ago.

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