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Viktor Zubkov
15 September 1941 - ...
Mikhail Gorbachev
2 March 1931 - ...
Pyotr Stolypin
2 April 1862 - 5 September 1911


Russia's Candidates for Presidency: Our Guide
As less than a month left until Russia's presidential elections and pre-election race is under way, we would like to offer you a brief look at five candidates who made it on the ballot, telling about their career, political views, supporters and chances for winning.


Tycoon Prokhorov Starts Camapaign Against Coming Tax Reform
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has become one of the forthright critics of Kremlin-backed plans to change rules on tax investigations that entrepreneurs say will hamper business and foster corruption.
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.
Less and Less Russians Are Positive about Russian President
The number of Russians who have a positive opinion about Russian President dropped by 33 percentage points in the past five years, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
'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.
Mikhail Prokhorov Doesn't Plan to Quit Politics
On Monday, August 26, Russian billionaire-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov once again dismissed rumors that he would soon quit politics.
Disappointment in Russian President Grows from Year to Year
The number of Russians who are disappointed in Russian President has more than doubled since 2000, the first year of his ruling, the latest in a series of nationwide polls reveals.
Kremlin Mastermind Surkov Quits Cabinet
Russias influential Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, best known as the architect of Russias sovereign democracy political system, stepped down on Wednesday.
Only One Russian on List of Most Influential People
Only one Russian person was included into the Time's 2013 list of the worlds top 100 most influential people, and he is not the Russian president.
Nabiulina to Become New Central Bank Head
On Tuesday Russian parliament approved former Economics Minister Elvira Nabiulina as the new head of Russia's Central Bank.
Oligarch Politician Prokhorov Calls to Revote Mayoral Elections
Billionaire-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov has demanded to cancel results of the mayoral elections in the Moscow Region city of Zhukovsky, where a candidate from his party participated.
Russian Politicians Ready to Resign over Foreign Assets Ban
On Wednesday, Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Federation Council, said several MPs are ready to resign if a bill banning officials and members of parliament from holding accounts in foreign banks is passed.
Two Opposition Lawmakers Expelled from their Faction
The Fair Russia party has expelled two of its leading members, the father and son Gudkovs, for participating in street protests and cooperating with non-parliamentary opposition.
Russian Lawmakers to Be Forbidden Going Abroad Without Permission
Russian State Duma lawmakers have decided to prohibit their colleagues from travelling abroad during "regional sessions" without a special permission from the Speaker.
Russian Anti-Corruption Lawmaker Denies Owning Luxury Apartment
A Russian lawmaker, Irina Yarovaya, on Monday denied media reports that she had failed to declare ownership of a luxury property in the central Moscow.
Russian Officials Oppose Return of Death Sentences
Several top officials in Parliament and Kremlin have rejected the possibility of a return of the death penalty in Russia after Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said in an interview that he saw nothing wrong in it.
Lady Gaga Thanks Russian Prime Minister
American pop star Lady Gaga expressed her appreciation to Russian Prime Minister for his lack of support for legislation barring homosexual propaganda in Russia.
Stolypin's Monument to Appear in Moscow
About 30 million rubles ($957 240) were assigned by Moscow governor for the construction of the Pyotr Stolypin's monument in Moscow.
Russian Politics Needs Long-Lived Officials
On Tuesday Russian president submitted to parliament a bill allowing top officials to stay in office until they are 70 years old.
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.
Russians Don't Believe in Politicians' Religious Feelings
63% of Russians don't believe in politicians genuine religious feelings while participating in traditional Orthodox services.
Three More Candidates Join the Election Campaign
Yesterday, at exactly 6:00 p.m. the Central Election Commission stopped accepting of two million signatures required to enter the presidential race.
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.

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