Media Review

17 february 2012
Press Russian International

Kommersant: Vladimir Putin rides a bobsled

Yesterday Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Paramonovo training centre in the Moscow Region that will host a European tobogganing championship and tried the sport himself.

16 february 2012

Izvestia: "Putin explained who is entitled to third child benefit"

Parents in regions with negative demographic trends to receive 7,000 roubles a month.

16 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Putin invites a girl from the oncological centre to visit the Kremlin on Victory Day"

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the recently constructed Moscow Children’s Oncology Centre.

15 february 2012

Izvestia: "Increasing allowances for first year students will cost 5 billion roubles"

The government is ready to increase student support from September 1 if additional funds become available.

15 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Resettlement of the village of Roza is in full swing"

The solution to the problem is running ahead of the schedule set by the prime minister.

13 february 2012

Izvestia: “Vladimir Putin suggests KVN members start doing serious business”

The prime minister suggested that KVN teams record their own programmes and sell them on TV.

9 february 2012

«Kommersant»: «Prime Minister Vladimir Putin»

On February 8, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin approved a list of candidates for the Rosneftegaz board, which will in turn be approved later at the company's annual shareholders' meeting.

8 february 2012

RBC Daily: “The list of destinations for discount airfares will be expanded”

The list of airlines and destinations offering air transport discounts will be expanded. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the number of cities and categories of citizens who have a right to airfare discounts will be increased.

7 february 2012

Izvestia: "Half of civil servants to lose their jobs"

Vladimir Putin has told journalists that there will be a big cabinet reshuffle after the election.

7 february 2012

PBK daily: "The myth of 15 rouble petrol"

Putin explained why there will not be any cut-price petrol in the country.

6 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: “Putin to the rescue in Roza”

On a visit to the Chelyabinsk Region, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was shown a dilapidated residential building with open cracks in the walls.

6 february 2012

Izvestia: "Regional Evaluation will include eight indicators instead of 300”

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held a meeting of the supervisory board of the Strategic Initiatives Agency (SIA).

2 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "VTB to provide Lanta-Tur Voyage clients flight home"

Putin instructed VTB Bank to put up enough money to fly stranded Russian vacationers home.

1 february 2012

RBC Daily: "Putin’s discount"

The government continues winning political points with the public at the expense of the oil companies. Yesterday Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised the agricultural industry that this year they will be able buy fuel and lubricants at 30% off instead of the 10% discount of last year. Overall, the oil companies could lose as much as $1 billion dollars as a result.

1 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Putin’s precise economic diagnosis"

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is using a new approach to lay out his election programme – a series of articles in various newspapers. These articles are like chapters from a larger single document. This is logical since, clearly, few people are capable or willing to read the entire programme from beginning to end. In addition, any attempted discussion of all the issues in his programme would inevitably degrade into a confusing crossfire of opinion. So Mr Putin has outlined his presidential programme in a tabloid-like format.

1 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: “When I saw you alpine skiing, I was simply dumbfounded!”

This is what Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told skiers with disabilities. Shortly before his trip to Tambov, Putin saw a televised report about a unique specialised adaptive school for children and teenagers, which has existed in the city for several years. Its initiators – Raisa and Mikhail Oleinikovs – have almost done the impossible – they have trained the blind for downhill skiing.

1 february 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Rural Areas Must Not Be Hurt by WTO Accession"

I don’t know whether Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had lunch before his trip to Tambov. I didn’t, but we were both stunned by the mouth-watering aromas at the food exhibit with its not-so-tasty but matter-of-fact title – Turning Agrarian Regions into Food Security Centres.

1 february 2012

Izvestia: "VTB bank to bail out Lanta-Tur Voyage"

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin instructs VTB to pay the debts of the bankrupt travel agency.

31 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "The elections will be fair"

The organisers of the campaign team for the presidential candidate, which has been set up in Moscow, are confident of this.

31 january 2012

Kommersant: "Political strategists looking for a place in the economy"

Vladimir Putin is organising state-owned companies into a modernising vertical

27 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: Putin: “Retirement pensions to increase as of Feb. 1“

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced at a government meeting yesterday that retirement pensions will increase by 7% as of February 1.

27 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Putin's approval rating climbs to new heights"

The prime minister is four times more popular than his closest rival.

27 january 2012

Izvestia: "Higher fines for residents without registration"

Illegal immigrants will be banned from Russia for 10 years.

26 january 2012

Izvestia: "Putin talks to students about real values"

The prime minister told the teachers, engineers and biologists of tomorrow that money was not the most important thing.

26 january 2012

Izvestia: "Vladimir Putin finds two Tom football clubs"

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised to find sponsors for the Tom Tomsk football club, which finds itself in severe financial straits.

25 january 2012

«Izvestia»: Kuzbass provides coal to the country

Vladimir Putin presented a development programme for the coal industry at a meeting in Kemerovo.

24 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: “Putin raises the ethnic issue”

Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, as promised, continued presenting the main tenets of his presidential program through a series of written articles. Today's article, the second in the series, is called "Russia: the Ethnicity Issue." You can read the full version on the website kp.ru or Putin's campaign site putin2012.ru.

24 january 2012

Izvestia: “Ministry of Ethnic Affairs still in question”

The government has not decided if it is worth setting up this department.

20 january 2012

Izvestia: "FIFA wants to bring beer back to Russia's stadiums"

Putin has advised clubs they must find alternative sources of income.

19 january 2012

Izvesia: "Vladimir Putin prepares articles on private business and the legal system"

At a meeting with media representatives, the prime minister spoke about his publications to Izvestia.

19 january 2012

Izvestia: "Fast changes in fishing law"

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Andrei Krainy, the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. In a well timed manner, the agency prepared a new version of the Recreational Fishing Law within a week, including amendments that will cancel fees for this activity that is so popular with Russians.

17 january 2012

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: “Without jerking and twitching”

Putin has chosen a new format of interaction with the people and his political rivals, and in doing so has calmed down the elites.

17 january 2012

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: “Putin’s manifesto”

Russia must focus.

17 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: “Putin explains why he is running for president”

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has published an article on his site www.putin2012.ru titled, “Russia muscles up: The challenges we must rise to face.” Dmitry Peskov, his press secretary, later said that this is just the introductory segment of Putin’s election programme, which totals 100 pages.

17 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: “People living in trailers to receive housing”

Putin criticises governor for poor knowledge of region’s economic statistics.

17 january 2012

Kommersant: “Vladimir Putin’s supporters woo the public”

…seeking to achieve their goals without United Russia.

16 january 2012

Izvestia: "ASI to give business a vehicle to initiate legislation"

This week a regular meeting of the supervisory board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) will take place at the Government House. At this meeting ASI directors will present their project – the Leaders Club – to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It is aimed at helping business people conduct dialogues with top officials and promote their legislative initiatives. ASI General Director Andrei Nikitin told Izvestia that the club will allow business people from the regions to meet with ministers and governors.

16 january 2012

Izvestia: "Campaigners get started"

The election headquarters of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has already launched its presidential campaign. Izvestia was told at the headquarters that Putin does not hold election events himself – instead, public and political figures have started touring the regions.

13 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Prime Minister urges prosecutors to put their house in order"

On Thursday evening Vladimir Putin attended a gala evening dedicated to Public Prosecutors Day in Russia (the public prosecutor's office celebrated its 290th anniversary yesterday) and congratulated them on their professional holiday.

13 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Authorised representatives to take part in debates"

The prime minister's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced that Putin would not be taking part in election debates.

13 january 2012

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Russia is ranked third in the world by economic growth"

Cabinet ministers have discussed the financial results for the past year.

13 january 2012

Izvestia: "The Prime Minister is collecting suggestions for his programme on the Internet"

The election site for presidential candidate Vladimir Putin was launched on January 12. The website talks about Putin's background and his current activities, but there is no election campaign programme yet.

13 january 2012

Izvestia: "Putin has vowed to dismiss governors for utility tariff increases"

The story of Nikita Belykh has pushed the prime minister to these strict conclusions.

11 january 2012

Izvestia: "Citizens to evaluate governors' work"

Public opinion is to play a more important role in assessing the work of the heads of the regional governments than economic indicators.

10 january 2012

Izvestia: "Putin prepares election manifesto on his own"

Vladimir Putin will prepare his own version of the Popular Programme for the upcoming presidential election.

29 december 2011

Komsomolskaya Pravda: "Vladimir Putin tells Komsomolskaya Pravda: “Sometimes I feel like going to a rally”

Yesterday Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with the journalists in his press pool as per tradition before the New Year. Availing myself of this opportunity, I decided to ask him some difficult questions – about the relations between the government and the opposition. Putin responded sincerely and never had to search for words.

29 december 2011

Izvestia: "Putin promises fair elections "

As per tradition, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin answered questions from government press pool journalists before the New Year. He briefly summed up the results of 2011 and told journalists how to deal with the opposition.

29 december 2011

Izvestia: "Turkey could not resist the vigor of South Stream"

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yıldız, handed a permit to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin allowing the construction of the South Stream pipeline in Turkey’s territorial waters and signed two long-term contracts with Gazprom for Russian gas purchases up to 2021 and 2025.

28 december 2011

Izvestia: “Not everyone to see broadcasts from webcams”

Minister of Communications Igor Shchegolev reported to Vladimir Putin on how the video equipment will be installed inside the polling stations.

27 december 2011

Izvestia: “Rogozin to reform defence procurement system”

The new deputy prime minister will revive the defence industry in accordance with the plan outlined in his article in the Izvestia newspaper.

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