Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center between two flags, speaks during his meeting with the Cabinet on the budget priorities at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow on Wednesday, June ... more 
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center between two flags, speaks during his meeting with the Cabinet on the budget priorities at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, with the bust of Peter the Great at left. Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday ordered the government to prepare for selling its controlling stakes in some key state companies. He also added that Russia needs to ease its dependence on raw materials and develop a "new model of economic growth" driven by innovative technologies and improved industrial infrastructure. (AP photo/RIA Novosti, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service, pool) less 
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Wed, Jun 29, 2011 12:52 PM EDT