Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying sanctions must be abandoned to overcome problems with the West.
The EU and US late last week imposed a fresh set of sanctions against Moscow for its policy on Ukraine.
Russia believes Bashar al-Assad's days at the Syrian president are numbered.
Russia says the chances of the Syrian President staying in power are growing "smaller and smaller".
David Cameron was photographed with his arms thrust aloft in triumph while watching Saturday's final.
Russia's lower house of parliament confirms former president Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister.