RSS

Tag Archives: Dmitry Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says son will choose profession himself

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Sveltana

 

RUSSIA, March 29, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he would not force his point of view on his 15-year-old son, Ilya, and would let him choose his future occupation himself, RIA NOVOSTI reported.

Russian teenagers finish school at the age of 16-17, and may then continue their education by entering a higher education institution or a training college.

Meeting with students and professors from technical universities on Tuesday, Medvedev was asked whether Ilya Medvedev has chosen his future occupation.

“My answer will be very brief: let him make the decision himself. I can add only one thing: I certainly won’t press my point of view on him.”

The president emphasized that it was not good when “parents shove their children into universities” with no regard to the teenagers’ interests and skills.

“You should not study for your parents, you should study for yourself,” Medvedev said. (*)

Advertisements
 
Comments Off on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says son will choose profession himself

Posted by on March 29, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: ,

Russia urges NATO to fulfil Libya resolution without excess creativity

Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin

BRUSSELS, March 29 (KATAKAMI.COM ) – Russia has called on NATO to fulfil the UN Security Council’s resolution on Libya without excessive creativity. Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday after a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) on the situation in Libya, ITAR TASS reported.

“Russia has the right to have full transparency in the development of the operation in Libya,” Rogozin said. He drew attention to the information about civilian casualties coming from the combat actions area.

“If these reports are confirmed, this would require a thorough independent investigation,” said the Russian ambassador.

According to a NATO release, on March 27, NATO Allies decided to take on the whole military operation in Libya under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The purpose of Operation Unified Protector is to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack. NATO will implement all military aspects of the UN Resolution. All NATO Allies are committed to fulfil their obligations under the UN resolution. Since the resolution was passed on March 17, Allies have moved swiftly and decisively to enforce the arms embargo and no-fly zone called for in the resolution, and to take further measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas from attack.

Rogozin said earlier that the Russian side intended to emphasise “inadmissibility of transition of the international operation in Libya to a land phase.” “Russia will consider that step as occupation of a sovereign country,” the ambassador stressed.

A NATO source told Itar-Tass that the Alliance would inform Russia on its decision to assume control over all military operations in Libya. According to him, UN Security Council’s resolution does not allow land operations, and the Alliance intends to act strictly within the Security Council mandate.  (*)
 
Comments Off on Russia urges NATO to fulfil Libya resolution without excess creativity

Posted by on March 29, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: , ,

Russian President meets with Emergency Situations Ministry rescuers who took part in the rescue operations in Japan

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (C) speaks during a meeting with Russian Emergencies Ministry members, who took part in the earthquake and tsunami earthquake rescue efforts in Japan, after their return to Moscow March 28, 2011. ( Photo : Kremlin.Ru )

Russia, 29 March 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM / KREMLIN) — Acting on the President’s instructions, the rescuers worked in Sendai and Ishinomaki, the Japanese towns hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami. The rescue operations took place on March 15-22, 2011.

Taking part in the meeting at the Kremlin were Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu, personnel from the Centre for High-Risk Rescue Operations Leader and the Emergency Situation Ministry’s Far East Regional Centre, and also rescuers from the Central Airborne Rescue Detachment and the Emergency Situations Ministry Department for Aviation and Air Rescue Technology.


 

Meeting with Emergency Situations Ministry rescuers who took part in rescue operations in Japan.

 


PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Colleagues, friends,
I want to start by thanking you of course for the work that you did in Japan. This disaster that struck Japan is terrible, probably one of the greatest and most tragic disasters on our planet over this last decade. Tens of thousands of people have been killed or simply disappeared.

It was only natural that our country, like others, should respond to this terrible catastrophe, this ultimately global disaster, despite the fact that, as you know, not all is smooth sailing in our relations with our Japanese partners.

There are issues on which our countries share very similar views, and there are also issues on which we have our differences. But in this situation our duty was simply to help our neighbours and partners, and of course it is the Emergency Situations Ministry that provides the first line of assistance. You did a worthy job.

As far as I know, our detachment, with 161 people, was the biggest of all the rescue brigades other countries sent to Japan. This in itself is clear evidence of our desire to help our neighbours, and at the same time it also demonstrates our ability to provide this kind of support.

I spoke with the Japanese Prime Minister just a few days after the disaster struck. We had a lengthy and serious conversation. I could sense what a difficult time the Japanese authorities are going through, and at the same time I could also sense how important it was for them to receive this kind of help and support from Russia, a neighbour with whom they have a diverse range of relations, and yes, with whom there are differences too. But when the hand of friendship is extended in these kinds of circumstances it perhaps takes on even greater meaning.

I am sure that you have found friends and colleagues among the Japanese, grateful to you for the work that you performed in very difficult conditions. I also want to thank the Emergency Situations Ministry’s aviation department for arranging transport home for our citizens in Japan who wanted to return to Russia, seeing the way events were developing.

We were ready whatever the circumstances, and offered transport home to our citizens, and to citizens of our close neighbours, who have roots in the Russian Federation. This was important too, important for a large number of our people. Of course another vital part of the work you did was transporting cargoes of humanitarian aid to Japan.

I therefore want to thank you once again for all of this work. I think that our team carried out its mission in worthy fashion. Conditions there were far from easy. I hope you will share some of your experiences with us, because many of us, not just myself, will be interested to hear about it. I have been in regular contact with the minister, Mr Shoigu, who has kept me updated of course on your work, the tasks before you, and the difficulties or problems you have faced.

But your experiences are of interest too to the millions of people here who have been anxiously following developments in Japan. Tremors still continue in the earthquake zone, close to Japan’s islands and our territory too. And so of course people are following events very attentively.

Once more, I thank you for your work, and I ask you to perhaps say a few words about it now.  (*)
 
Comments Off on Russian President meets with Emergency Situations Ministry rescuers who took part in the rescue operations in Japan

Posted by on March 29, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: , ,

Photostream : Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud Al-Faisal Al-Saud

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) welcomes Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud Al Faisal, during their meeting in the Moscow Kremlin, on March 25, 2011. The current situation in the Middle East was the subject of discussion.HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud passed on to Mr Medvedev a personal oral message from King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.The Saudi leader’s message expressed the need for close coordination of Saudi Arabia’s and Russia’s policies in the Middle East and North Africa in light of the major events taking place in these regions at the moment. Russia expressed concern at the sharp rise in tension in this part of the world. It was noted that the peoples of the countries currently caught up in upheaval should themselves determine their own roads forward in their pursuit of political, social and economic development.The Saudi Foreign Minister went into some detail on the recent events that have led to the decision to send military units, mostly Saudi units and troops from the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) joint armed forces, the Peninsula Shield Force, to the territory of the Kingdom of Bahrain. HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal explained that this decision was made in response to a request from Bahrain’s lawful government, and based on the agreement on collective security that binds the GCC members. Russia expressed the hope that the GCC members’ efforts would help to stabilise the situation. Minister Saud Al-Faisal reaffirmed the Saudi leadership and King Abdullah’s personal desire to continue expanding and developing friendship and cooperation in all areas between Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation. The Russian delegation at the meeting included Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Presidential Aide Sergei Prikhodko. (Photo by VLADIMIR RODIONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Saud Al-Faisal Al-Saud

 
Comments Off on Photostream : Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud Al-Faisal Al-Saud

Posted by on March 26, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: , , ,

Medvedev and Netanyahu discussed bilateral relations between the two states and the situation in the Middle East

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Gorki residence outside Moscow in March 24, 2011 ( Photo : Kremlin.Ru)

March 25, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM / KREMLIN.RU) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday discussed bilateral relations between the two states and the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

At the start of the meeting, the Russian President expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in Jerusalem terrorist attack on March 23.
* * *

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Mr Prime Minister, it is a great pleasure to see you again and welcome you here in Moscow.

First of all I would like to express our condolences in connection with the terrorist attack which took place yesterday in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, innocent people have been affected in this case, as in other similar situations, and this should strengthen our resolve to combat terrorism through joint efforts.

We have firsthand knowledge of the dangers posed by terrorism. Unfortunately, Russia, too, has been hit by terrorist attacks this year. That makes our meeting today especially valuable because the main thing is that we must not let the terrorists believe that they are close to achieving their atrocious goals.

We have a great deal to discuss. It has been a long time since our last meeting and great many events have taken place since then, especially in the Middle East and North Africa. The changes taking place there are truly tectonic and cannot but affect the overall situation, which we should discuss as partners.

Naturally, we will also review the Middle East peace process, just as we always do. I have a few things to say on this topic. I am sure that you will share your thoughts as well, because we have not seen any positive developments recently. Let’s see how all these events affect the opportunities for compromise.

We could also discuss issues pertaining to our bilateral relations, which have been developing well on the whole, but perhaps we could give an additional impetus to Russian-Israeli relations.


Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin


PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL BENJAMIN NETANYAHU (re-translated): Thank you, Mr President.

Indeed, we have not met for quite a long time but we have spoken on the telephone. I agree, it was not only New Zealand and Japan that were hit by earthquake, as well as a storm and a tsunami, but the Middle East and North Africa as well.

After the fire which occurred in the north of our country, you sent brave and skilled pilots to assist us. We were all truly impressed by their work. I thanked you then, but I would like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude once again for your sympathy and help. Now we have to put out several other “fires”.

No one knows how the events currently unfolding in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world will end. I am confident that our common aspiration is to have stable, progressive governments committed to promoting peace. But there is a danger – a danger for Israel, Russia and all of humankind – that radical Islamic regimes will spring up, posing a threat to our countries and the entire world.

We can already see one such regime – in Iran, a regime that is a threat, that is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and is constantly trying to derail efforts to conclude peaceful agreements. Our goal is to stop evil and to promote good. I would be glad to discuss with you ways to move towards peace and achieve security in our region.

I am sure that we need to further develop our cooperation in every sector. There are still many areas for joint efforts.   (*)
 
Comments Off on Medvedev and Netanyahu discussed bilateral relations between the two states and the situation in the Middle East

Posted by on March 25, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Photostream : Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk during their meeting at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk during their meeting at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

 
Comments Off on Photostream : Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted by on March 24, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: , , ,

Photostream : Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with rock band Deep Purple

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) shakes hands with singer Ian Gillan (C) as drummer Ian Paice (L) looks on during a meeting with members of British rock band Deep Purple at Gorki residence outside Moscow on March 23, 2011. ( Photo : Kremlin.Ru)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C) shakes hands with British rock band Deep Purple's bass gitarist Roger Glover (L) as drummer Ian Paice (R) looks on during a meeting with members the band at Gorki residence outside Moscow on March 23, 2011. ( Photo : Kremlin.Ru)

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (C) receives drumsticks as a present from Ian Paice (L), a drummer from British rock group Deep Purple, while vocalist Ian Gillan stands nearby, during their meeting at the Gorki residence outside Moscow March 22, 2011. Picture taken March 22, 2011. (Photo : Kremlin.Ru)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) speaks during a meeting with members of British rock band Deep Purple at Gorki residence outside Moscow on March 23, 2011. Photo : Kremlin.Ru

 
Comments Off on Photostream : Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with rock band Deep Purple

Posted by on March 24, 2011 in World News

 

Tags: , ,