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Tompkins ready to race amid Russian political tensions persuade Russia to reverse course in Ukraine.Vice President Joe Biden spoke Monday to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The White House said Biden urged Russia to pull back its forces and made clear that Russia raises increasing political...
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Empire Editorial: Protect Alaska seafood by banning Russian imports

...without imports of salmon smolt, Russia's fish farms will be out of salmon by 2016. In response, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an order relaxing the ban on smolt and some vegetables destined for sowing.That Russia would so quickly and...
The New START treaty deserves to be ratified

...again. President Obama signed a nuclear arms control agreement - the New START treaty - with Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Prague in April to much fanfare. Senate hearings on the treaty are taking place. But in a reprise of Cold War...
Outside editorial: Russian spy episode shouldn't derail relations

...appeared in the Los Angeles Times: The FBI rolled up a Russian spy ring in suburban America just days after President Dmitry Medvedev tooled around Silicon Valley, netting an iPhone 4 from Apple's Steve Jobs and a promised $1 billion investment...
U.S. must resist Russia's 'sphere'

...U.S. media, Moscow last month proposed a new draft treaty on European security - thus making good on President Dmitry Medvedev's call after the Russo-Georgian war of August 2008 for changes to the current system. In parallel, Foreign Minister...
Adding ballast to the U.S.-Russia relationship us the ability to steer a straighter course through squalls and storms. To the credit of Presidents Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, who on Sunday held their third bilateral meeting in the last four months, the U.S. and Russian governments are...
Putin says he may seek 4th presidential term

...constitutional limit of two consecutive terms. He remained in charge as prime minister, with his loyal associate, Dmitry Medvedev, serving as a placeholder.Medvedev initiated a law that extended the presidential term to six years, and Putin...
New START signing makes for one less worry

...arms-reduction progress between the partners. After the haggling was done, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed New START in Prague this spring, agreeing to halve the quantity of strategic nuclear-missile launchers...
Missile plan changes may provide opening for talks

...sensitive because Obama was overheard whispering in an open microphone last year telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at an international summit that he would have more flexibility on resolving their differences over the missile defense...
Putin's paranoia may have consequences for US

...change much under Putin 2.0. After all, President Barack Obama's cooperative relationship with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev - the so-called "reset" in U.S.-Russian relations - required a green light from Putin. Moreover, U.S...


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