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GMO Foods Can Be Banned in Russia
On Tuesday, January 20, the Russian governmental lawmaking commission has viewed and approved a draft bill which could prohibit cultivating plants containing genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Russia to Make Its Own International Higher Education Ranking
Russia plans to prepare an official international ranking of higher education institutions, including universities in the CIS, BRICS and SCO countries, by June 2015, the Russian Government said Tusday.
Russian Government Websites Fall Under Cyber Attacks
Several major Russian government websites were blocked by a series of coordinted cyber attacks by hackers this week, officials told the press.
Economy Minister Downgrades GDP Forecast
The Economic Development Ministry has downgraded its GDP forecast for 2013 and 2014.
Russians Name the Most Efficient Minister
Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is rated as the country's most efficient minister, according to a survey released by state-run pollster VTsIOM on Thursday.
Russian Cabinet Seeks Ban on Luxury Cars for Officials
An expert group headed by the Russian Open Government minister has advised the Cabinet to consider a bill banning officials from buying cars worth more than 1.5 million rubles ($47,000).
Russian Government Approves 2014-2016 Budget
The Russian government on Thursday approved the draft budget for 2014-2016, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
'Gray Cardinal' Surkov Returns to Kremlin
Former Kremlin ideologue Vladislav Surkov, who resigned from the Russian government in May, has been appointed a presidential aide, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.
Govt Earmarks Half A Billion To Promote Healthy Life
The Russian government is allocating almost half a billion roubles to promote a healthy lifestyle, says Vedomosti.
Govt Imposes Pay Freeze for 1 Year
The government has frozen the salaries of state officials, the military, judges and prosecutors for one year.
Govt To Spend RUR 135 BLN On Jobs
The Russian government is set to spend RUR 135 billion to create jobs for the most vulnerable social groups, says
Almost Half of Russians Don't Believe in Country Improvement
42 percent of Russians say the current federal government can't improve the country, while only 16 percent believe in improvements, down from 45 percent in July 2010 and 21 percent in July 2011, the recent opinion poll reveals.
Stll No Natural Population Growth in Russia
Deaths exceeded births in Russia by more than 2,500 in 2012, the Labor and Social Protection Ministry reports.
The Duma Encourages Cinemas To Show Russian Films
The deputy speaker of the State Duma Sergei Zheleznyak introduced a bill on the establishment of quotas for showing Russian films in cinemas in 2013 they should make at least 20% of all releases.
Deputy Finance Minister Steps Down
Deputy Finance Minister Aleksey Savatyugin has decided to leave the cabinet and announced it via Twitter.
Kaliningrad Officials Banned From Surfing Net at Work
A Russian regional government has blocked access to some popular websites in its offices in order to make its civil servants working instead of chating and flooding.
New Russian Cabinet Is Announced
Yesterday, on May 21, Russian President has signed the orders on Russias new cabinet, replacing three quarters of its members with new people.
New Appointments in the Russian Government
The head of presidential administration, the deputy prime minister, the parliamentary speaker of the State Duma and the presidential administration's first deputy head are announced.
Russian Finance Minister fired on President's Request
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on Alexei Kudrin's resignation after the Minister of Finance was offered to resign.
Breaking News: Job Swap Coming to the Russian Government in 2012
Unexpectedly or not, the current Russian President has invited the Prime Minister (also the former President) to run for the Presidency in 2012. Sky News reports.
Valentina Matvienko Elected the Speaker of the Upper House
Ex-governor of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko has been elected Speaker of the Federation Council.

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