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 […]

U.S. sanctions hit Russian hopes of a “Trump bump” for investment

U.S. sanctions hit Russian hopes of a “Trump bump” for investment

  MOSCOW, August 15 (Reuters) – New U.S. sanctions on Moscow have forced Russian business chiefs to accept that Donald Trump’s rise to power is not about to produce a “Trump Bump” in foreign investment.   After Trump became U.S. president, some investors said they would be prepared to contemplate new deals with Russian firms […]

Putin goes fishing in Russia’s Siberia mountains

Putin goes fishing in Russia’s Siberia mountains

    MOSCOW, August 5 (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest stunt for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader.   Footage released Saturday by Russian state television stations showed Putin steering an inflatable boat and fishing bare-chested with a rod in a mountain lake, accompanied by […]

Putin orders US to cut diplomatic staff by 755

Putin orders US to cut diplomatic staff by 755

    Moscow, July 31 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the American diplomatic mission in Moscow to reduce its staff by 755 employees, an aggressive response to the new US sanctions, the media reported.   While making the announcement on Sunday, Putin said Russia had run out of patience waiting for relations with […]

Putin: We’ll have to retaliate against ‘illegal’ U.S. sanctions

Putin: We’ll have to retaliate against ‘illegal’ U.S. sanctions

SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would be forced to retaliate if Washington pressed ahead with what he called illegal new sanctions against Moscow, describing U.S. conduct towards his country as boorish and unreasonable.   Putin, speaking on a visit to Finland, was commenting on a vote […]

Trump, Putin had undisclosed hour-long discussion at G20

Trump, Putin had undisclosed hour-long discussion at G20

Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for a second time on July 7 in a previously undisclosed discussion during the G-20 summit in Germany, the White House has confirmed.   A senior White House official told CNN on Tuesday that the discussion lasted nearly an hour. […]

Putin critic Navalny says security service tracking his children

Putin critic Navalny says security service tracking his children

MOSCOW, July 13 (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny complains his wife and two children are being tracked by the security services, but says he’s not afraid to challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency whatever the risks.   Navalny, a 41-year-old lawyer who has organised the biggest anti-Kremlin protests in years, hopes to run […]

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