Before his death by poisoning, ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, recorded a tape. In it, he claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a "good relationship" with one of the most notorious mobsters in the world, a Ukrainian man named Semion Mogilevich. Show More Summary
In December 2011, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was positioned to reclaim his role as the President of Russia after the formalities of the March 2012 elections. Fittingly, Putin hosted a lavish banquet at New Century, Moscow's richest...Show More Summary
Via the Associated Press: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin's support. Show More Summary
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin'sShow More Summary
When someone describes a machine as a "combat robot," you'd probably imagine something akin to the Terminator or perhaps even Boston Dynamics' BigDog. Maybe that's why Russian president Vladimir Putin didn't look impressed when he was presented his c...
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered up her impression of Russian President Vladimir Putin while speaking at an event in Canada on Wednesday. Clinton, who is widely seen as the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential election, imitated Putin's voice while comparing the US presidential process to Russia's. Show More Summary
Western countries are trying to use the Ukraine conflict to topple President Vladimir Putin and wreck Russia’s economy, the president’s spokesman said in an interview published on Wednesday. “In the West they are trying to kick out Putin, to isolate him in international politics,...
Here’s a story that sheds some light on why Russian President Vladimir Putin is so firmly entrenched as his country’s ruler and sole serious decision-maker. It has to do with the vast wealth even his low-level allies — not to mention his inner circle — have been able...
From the headline it would seem that this would be the awesomest thing ever. A robot that rides a quad. The reality is a lot more meh. Sure the robot looks like a stormtrooper from Star Wars. And everyone knows quads always lead to a good time. Show More Summary
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted an invitation by Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a ceremony in Moscow in May to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. This is set to be Kim's first official overseas trip as leader of his country, and follows indications from Putin that he wants closer ties between the two world leaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday. A trip to Poland "is not on the Russian president's agenda", spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP, without giving any reason. Show More Summary
Kim Jong-Un may take his first ever foreign visit as Supreme Leader of North Korea, NK News reports citing a South Korean diplomatic source that spoke to the Yonhap News Agency. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim in December to Moscow next May to participate in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Show More Summary
Following the adoption of its new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin in December which identifies NATO expansion as an external risk, it is perhaps hardly surprising that, as Reuters reports, Russia's top general, Valery...Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new military doctrine for the country on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine, beyond explicitly stating that NATO's expansion was the main external threat facing Moscow, calls for reinforcing three geopolitical fronts that Russia sees as part of its existential security. Show More Summary
RuNet Echo collaborates with MITH to investigate how Russian and Ukrainian Twitter users talk about their presidents—Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko.
A fleet of advanced Russian fighter jets may soon end up in the arsenal of North Korea, if Russian President Vladimir Putin grants a request from his counterpart in the isolated nation, Kim Jong Un. A South Korean news report revealed...Show More Summary
With good reason, media attention has been focused on President Barack Obama’s curious absence from the Paris march against terrorism...But where was Russian leader Vladimir Putin?
PARIS -- On Dec. 20, Russia's government requested that Facebook block a page used to rally opponents of President Vladimir Putin. Facebook initially agreed, but allowed a new page to be opened the next day. By demonstrating that atShow More Summary
Here are some thoughts from a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who didn’t make Wednesday’s meeting: “We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really makes me laugh,” Bernard Holtrop, whose pen name is Willem, told the Dutch centre-left daily Volkskrant in an interview published Saturday. Show More Summary
Said the Dutch cartoonist Bernard Holtrop, AKA Willem, about all of Charlie Hebdo's "new friends.""We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. It really makes me laugh.... Marine Le Pen is delighted when the Islamists start shooting all over the place.... Show More Summary