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Russian business magnates footing most of bill for 2014 Sochi Games

...increasing amounts of time in the southern Russian city, hosting world leaders at his luxurious presidential palace.Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister under Putin, described the tycoons' participation as a sort of tax imposed by the president...
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...videos. "Intellectual property is the most important resource, including for economic growth," Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov told a meeting of the government commission created to fight the problem, according to the ITAR-Tass news agency...
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...minister. Yet there are some who have a more optimistic outlook. When interviewed by Bloomberg Television on Monday, Mikhail Kasyanov, Putin's former prime minister, said he believes his former boss will hold the upper hand for the first six months...
Russian parliament's upper house approves 1999 budget

...without an accord with the IMF. "I don't want to think about this scenario," Russian Deputy Finance Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said in a recent interview. The new budget is likely to implode by midsummer if no IMF money arrives, many analysts...
Russian government draws up austerity budget

...residence this week after more than two weeks in a hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Deputy Finance Minister Mikhail Kasyanov was in Paris on Thursday for talks on debt rescheduling with the Paris Club of creditor nations. But so far the...
Russia gets loan from Japan

...creditors agreed to accept new ruble-denominated paper as compensation for the treasury bills, Deputy Finance Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said. "We have an agreement in principle," said Kasyanov, speaking from his London hotel room to Dow Jones Newswires...
Small glimmers of hope on Russian economic front

...that was well over his October target of $593 million. Another top government official, Deputy Finance Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, said Russia has come to "mutually acceptable" terms with holders of the country's defaulted treasury debt...