Russia’s weapon quality reaches world top tier: Putin

Russia’s weapon quality reaches world top tier: Putin

Moscow, February 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country’s combat efficiency and quality of weapons can be ranked the best in the world, which ensures the country’s safety.   “Developments of the past years have shown that we are in the top tier in the world in combat readiness and in the […]

Putin set to cruise to re-election: Poll

Putin set to cruise to re-election: Poll

Moscow, February 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has obtained the backing of nearly three-quarters of the country’s potential voters and looks set to easily win another term in office in the upcoming presidential election, according to an official poll released on Thursday.   Support for Putin increased by 1.5 per cent compared to a […]

Putin registered as candidate for 2018 presidential race

Putin registered as candidate for 2018 presidential race

Moscow, February 6 (IANS) The Russian Central Elections Commission (CEC) on Tuesday registered incumbent President Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the upcoming presidential election.   The commission, in a live broadcast, said that Putin’s headquarters had collected 314,837 signatures in his support, more than the 300,000 threshold needed for the registration, reports Xinhua news […]

Russia says Syria ready to move on from conflict

Russia says Syria ready to move on from conflict

Sochi, January 30 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the right conditions were in place for Syria to move on from its tragic conflict, as delegates gathered here on Tuesday for the second day of a Syrian peace conference that opposition groups boycotted.   The Russian-backed Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue aimed […]

Russia’s Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Russia’s Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations at lake Seliger, Tver region, Russia January 19, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS   MOSCOW, January 19 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on […]

Trump, Putin talk on phone, discuss N.Korea: White House

Trump, Putin talk on phone, discuss N.Korea: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria   Washington, December 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation, talking about how to resolve the situation in North […]

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) meet with servicemen as they visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria December 11, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik via REUTERS   MOSCOW, December 11 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent there […]

Analysis: Putin plan to rejuvenate Russian politics makes slow progress

Analysis: Putin plan to rejuvenate Russian politics makes slow progress

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow, Russia February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo   MOSCOW, November 20 (Reuters) – Poised to run for a fourth term, President Vladimir […]

Putin, Trump agree political solution needed for Syria, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump agree political solution needed for Syria, Kremlin says

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin take part in a family photo at the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS   DANANG, Vietnam, November 11 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said […]

Xi, Putin pledge to enhance regional, international cooperation

Xi, Putin pledge to enhance regional, international cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after awarding him with the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool   Da Nang, Vietnam, November 11 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met here on Friday with his Russian […]

Putin says Trump ‘not my bride, and I’m not his groom’

Putin says Trump ‘not my bride, and I’m not his groom’

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries on the sideline of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, Sept. 5, 2017. (Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP)   MOSCOW, September 5 (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin refrained from criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference in China on […]

Putin warns U.S. not to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons

Putin warns U.S. not to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference after BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in Xiamen, China September 5, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS   XIAMEN, China, September 5  (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that any decision by the United States to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine […]

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