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LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – The Russian rouble can become a regional reserve currency, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
“Other reserve currencies should appear in the world and the rouble can become a regional reserve currency. That’ s quite possible,” Putin said at a meeting with the participants in the Seliger-2011 youth forum on Monday, August 1.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gave no clear answer when asked whether he would run for presidency in 2012.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said government officials in Russia should be more modest.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin approved a 2.5 billion rouble Seliger youth camp overhaul project.
The organisers of Russia’s biggest youth forum suggested replacing present tents with modern pavilions using nano- and energy-saving environmentally friendly technologies.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dismissed as “total nonsense” allegations that U.S. secret services were behind the 9/11 attacks in America.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia needs consolidation.
“Consolidation of different people with different political views and visions for the future, but still consolidation on the basis of love to the country is what matters most of all,” Putin said at a meeting with the participants in the Seliger-2011 youth forum on Monday, August 1.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said a return to totalitarianism in Russia would be impossible.
“This is an ineffective method of government and leads nowhere, especially in modern societies because all elements of a totalitarian regime – it has the main component that is most harmful – the totalitarian form of government kills freedom and a person’s creative activity,” Putin said at a meeting with the participants in the Seliger-2011 youth forum on Monday, August 1.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, answering questions of participants in the youth forum on Lake Seliger on Monday, said raising the US national debt ceiling means postponing systemic decisions for the US economy that “parasitizes on the monopoly position of the dollar.” “There is nothing good in this on the whole. This only puts off decisions that would be of more systemic importance,” he said, commenting on the compromise between the Republicans and the Democrats on the US debt ceiling.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said students and post-graduates should be allowed to finish their studies before being drafted to the army.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Reunification of Russia and Belarus and the creation of a union state fully depend on the will of the Belarusian people, and it should fight for this idea.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he saw no prospects for an armed settlement in Libya.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – The question of South Ossetia’s accession to Russia will depend on the decision of the South Ossetian people, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said his tandem with President Dmitry Medvedev was an affective tool for running the country.
LAKE SELIGER, Tver region – – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suggested that the All-Russia People’s Front take over the fight against alcohol abuse and tobacco smoking in the country.
MOSCOW – – Russia’s corporative sector increased its expenditures in 2010 on information and telecommunication (ICT) products and services. According to a rating prepared by TASS-Telecom the expenditures increased by 16 percent – – up to 511.8 billion roubles.
According to analysts, 44 percent of the corporative market belongs to the regions of the Central Federal District, and the share of the Eastern region, on the contrary, amounts to only 4.2 percent.
MOSCOW – – More than 875, 000 former militiamen have been certified for work at police upon completion of police employment screening checks, Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev declared on Monday upon completion of this stage in the reform of Russian Interior bodies.
A total of 875, 344 police workers have qualified as a result of screening checks held at the Interior territorial bodies, the central apparatus and head police departments of the federal districts. As for the top brass staff, the Central police screening commission headed by Chief of the presidential administration Sergei Naryshkin, has reaffirmed 327 officers in the rank of a police general.
MOSCOW – – In the current year, two separate motor-rifle brigades of the Russian Land Forces will be supplied with more than 210 new and modernized BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers, Russian Deputy Defence Minister General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov told ITAR-TASS in connection with the Rear Day of the Russian Armed Forces which is being marked on Monday.
“It is planned to supply troops in 2011 with 83 new and 134 modernized samples of BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers, which will make it possible to reequip two motor-rifle brigades,” he specified. “The vehicle is equipped with a 30-mm gun with a stabilizer,” he added.
He also said that this year troops will be supplied with almost 9,000 common to all arms motorcars of raised carrying capacity.
MOSCOW – – The Post of Russia has circulated a statement on Monday that a total of 280, 000 of its employees have joined the All-Russia Popular Front (ONF), the press service of the Post of Russia said in a statement .
MOSCOW – – Russia’s Air Force will get about 20 An-124 Ruslan heavy transport planes under the state rearmament programme until 2020, Airborne Troops Commander, Lieutenant-General and Hero of Russia Vladimir Shamanov said on Monday, August 1.
MOSCOW – – The Defence Ministry is planning to purchase about 120 Iskander surface-to-surface ballistic missile systems, Deputy Defence Minister Army General Dmitry Bulgakov told journalists on Monday.
MOSCOW – – The Continent airlines went bankrupt because of the purchase by its director-general Vladimir Krasilnikov of several planes with the airlines’ proceeds while having no consent of the main shareholder, a source in the Federal Agency for Air Transportation (Rosaviatsia) told Itar-Tass on Monday.