Russian President Vladimir Putin said something in 2005 that is now commonly footnoted to explain his latest aggressions: Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the United States by saying Americans have chosen a “path of degradation.” In addition, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, echoed Mr. Putin’s perception of Western countries, accusing them of engaging in the “spiritual disarmament” of their people. Show More Summary
Mikhail Khodorkovsky also is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin's government
President Vladimir Putin helped to restore Russia, as well as the former influence of the Kremlin amid the European crisis, Argentinian newspaper Infobae wrote.
During a moment of peak tensions between Colombia and Venezuela, Vladimir Putin told the late Hugo Chávez to count on his support if war broke out, according to a new biography of José Mujica, the popular ex-Uruguayan president who was close to his Venezuelan counterpart.Read full article >>
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Turkey if both leaders agree to do so, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
Old friends Russian president Vladimir Putin and disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi have reunited once again at dance recital in Russia's Siberian Altai region. The two leaders got on notoriously well while Berlusconi...Show More Summary
MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants. The war in Syria, which began with protests in March 2011, has killed more than 220,000 people. Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Ambassador John Tefft arrived at Moscow’s historical House of the Unions on Monday to pay last respects to veteran politician and former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov.
Russia’s support for the people and leadership of Syria, in their resistance against terrorist aggression, remains unchanged, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
The corrupt bargain on which Russian President Vladimir Putin built his regime—provision of wealth to loyal officials and a decent standard of living to the people—is in dire straits. As the economy shrinks and the Kremlin adjusts its...Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a vacation in Altai Republic in western Siberia, FlashSiberia reported, citing a source in the regional government.
The Russian national team’s victory in the unofficial medal count of the Baku-2015 European Games shows Russian athletes’ huge potential ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday.
American producer Mark Burnett wants to request Russian President Vladimir Putin to appear in his new reality show.
Head of Russian energy giant Gazprom Alexei Miller praised President Vladimir Putin's role in talks with Chinese gas company CNPC on Power of Siberia pipeline.
The Japanese government is exploring the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin in November, Japanese media reported Saturday.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, in a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, expressed his condolences over the death of former Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov.
Vladimir Putin has told the West that it has nothing to fear, yet the conflict in Ukraine is flaring again. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning his citizens of a full-scale Russian invasion. Contacts between NATO and Russian forces have increased markedly. Show More Summary
Some see recent trips by US officials to Russia — including a meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin at Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi — as signs of a budding détente. Yet the north-western...Show More Summary
KIEV (Reuters) - The West should not drop its guard over Ukraine, the country's defense minister said on Friday, saying a build-up of Russian forces in support of separatists showed President Vladimir Putin was bent on seizing control of the country.