Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin ; born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. more info »

Vladimir Putin has been in the news in 9 countries in the past week:

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United Kingdom 11 1.09% 63705000 5586km 6.93
Austria 4 1.14% 8464554 5444km 0.97
France 2 0.66% 65707000 6107km 4.37
Nigeria 2 0.54% 173615000 9156km 9.36
Russia 59 25.11% 143400000 0km 360.03
Canada 1 0.27% 35141542 6608km 0.93
Mexico 2 0.8% 117409830 10571km 9.36
Armenia 10 6.17% 3024100 4344km 1.87
United States 3 0.55% 316570000 9007km 17.52
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Oct 20, 2014
Russia - Finance Minister Anton Siluanov very recently plucked up his courage and encroached on President Vladimir Putin's sacred cow of defense spending. full story »
Oct 19, 2014
Russia - While Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko stopped short of declaring a breakthrough, they both spoke with renewed confidence. full story »
Oct 18, 2014
Armenia - Dagbladet has confirmed that Russian president Vladimir Putin will watch Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen’s World Cup match against Vishy Anand in Sochi between 7 - 28 November. full story »
Oct 17, 2014
Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the start of a meeting with European leaders aimed at patching up a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and resolving a dispute over gas supplies. full story »
Oct 16, 2014
Russia - In 2009, during his stint as prime minister, President Vladimir Putin flirted with being a columnist at literary magazine Russky Pioner, famous for its ostentatious parties. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks published on Wednesday that Russia would not be “blackmailed” by sanctions. full story »
Oct 15, 2014
Russia - Eighty-six percent currently approve of what President Vladimir Putin is doing as head of the Russian state. full story »
Oct 14, 2014
Russia - Some observers have already begun asking a more specific question: What will happen after the eventual departure of President Vladimir Putin? full story »
Oct 13, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin has approved the creation of a state-owned oil exploration drilling corporation that will replace Western oil service companies forced to reduce operations in Russia by sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, a news report said Monday. full story »
Oct 12, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said, in a sign of some tension easing before a key meeting next week. full story »
Russia - Bogdanov, who also serves as President Vladimir Putin's special representative on the Middle East, added that Russia would help Palestinians rebuild the Gaza Strip as quickly and effectively as possible after this summer's 50-day conflict between Hamas and Israeli forces. full story »
Oct 10, 2014
Russia - All three are seen as members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and are facing a potpourri of Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. full story »
Armenia - Armenpress reports that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated about it at the session of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union, held in Minsk    “We think that Armenia is ready to equally cooperate with Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union full story »
Oct 09, 2014
Russia - Khodorkovsky, 51, spent 10 years imprisoned in Russia on economic charges he believed were fabricated in a pre-emptive bid to keep him from posing a political challenge to President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Armenia - ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency Рус In English Հայ Sign in / Subscription Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   9 October photowire videowire RSS   All news Interviews Interview, programs, assessment Opinions Ev... full story »
Oct 08, 2014
Russia - Upon his arrival, he declared Moscow the new front line in a battle being waged against President Vladimir Putin by the West. full story »
Armenia - Vladimir Putin and Mr. full story »
Oct 07, 2014
Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin often refers to Ukrainians as "brothers" and said before the conflict that Ukrainians and Russians were one people. full story »
Oct 06, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law switching the base used to calculate property tax rates from inventory values to cadastral values, heralding significant tax rises for many Russian homeowners. full story »
Armenia - ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency Рус In English Հայ Sign in / Subscription Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   6 October photowire videowire RSS   All news Interviews Interview, programs, assessment Opinions Ev... full story »
Oct 02, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin dismissed Western sanctions as “utter foolishness” on Thursday and said they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power. full story »
Russia - When a young Vladimir Putin decided to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a spy, he headed to the local branch of the KGB in Soviet Leningrad. full story »
Oct 01, 2014
Russia - Punitive measures by the West over Moscow's role in the Ukrainian crisis have pushed the economy of President Vladimir Putin's Russia toward stagnation. full story »
Armenia - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Baku last August with a long agenda that included combatting Islamic militancy in the North Caucasus, increased trade (including the sale of Russian weapons), and defense of the Russian language in Azerbaijan. full story »
Sep 30, 2014
Russia - Following its triumph in the State Duma, the bill is slated for consideration by the Federation Council, Russia's upper house of parliament, before being sent on to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. full story »
Sep 29, 2014
Russia - Since Vladimir Putin has held the reins of the Russian leadership, Russia has actively integrated into the global economy, making the era of his rule even more liberal in an economic respect than it was under former President Boris Yeltsin. full story »
Sep 28, 2014
Russia - Delivering a speech in Yalta last August, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he and his aides are "thinking" about the feasibility and relevance of the INF Treaty. full story »
Sep 26, 2014
Russia - It is expected to pass the Federation Council and get President Vladimir Putin's signature in short order. full story »
Sep 25, 2014
Russia - If signed by President Vladimir Putin into law, it will limit foreign ownership of all Russian media companies to 20 percent. full story »
Sep 24, 2014
Russia - Berlusputin: Varvara Faer adapts Dario Fo's play "L'Anomalo Bicefalo" in which half of Silvio Berlusconi's brain is seemingly transplanted into Vladimir Putin's head. full story »
Sep 23, 2014
Russia - BRUSSELS — Moscow will curtail Ukraine's access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the centre of East-West tensions. full story »
Armenia - Jim Costa condemns explosion of Armenian Church in Syria 10:52 NASA registers Arctic Sea ice reduction 10:38 German Fund invited former deputy to Karabakh-related discussion, unaware of issue 09:58 23rd anniversary of Armenia's independence celebrated in Canada 2209-21:55 Serzh Sargsyan to attend UN General Assembly session 2209-21:21 Marijuana sauce sold in USA 2209-20:36 Armenia’s PM highlights genocide denial criminalizing steps by... full story »
Sep 22, 2014
Russia - The remote and unconventional oil deposits are crucial for Russia's goal of maintaining production of crude oil at about 10 million barrels per day and President Vladimir Putin has ordered companies to try to find ways of reducing Russia's reliance on foreign companies for expertise in these areas. full story »
Armenia - ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency Рус In English Հայ Sign in / Subscription Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   22 September photowire videowire RSS   All news Interviews Interview, programs, assessment Opinions... full story »
Sep 21, 2014
Russia - Many Russian political analysts and pundits have argued that Khodorkovsky's arrest was driven by his ambition to challenge the power of President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Armenia - Vladimir Putin has sent his congratulations to President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on the country’s national holiday, Independence Day. full story »
Sep 19, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin suggested in a telephone call with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann that Vienna could host possible peace talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, Faymann's office said on Friday. full story »
Sep 18, 2014
Austria - Rurouni also wenn ich mir viel vorstellen kann, aber dass werner faymann im gespraech mit vladimir putin haerte zeigt und begingungen auflistet also das uebersteigt meine phantasie bei weitem liegt das nur an mire full story »
Russia - Gazprom chief Alexei Miller told President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that he expected production this year to be 463 billion cubic meters (bcm), a 67 percent decrease from the 4964 bcm announced by Gazprom at a May presentation and down from 4874 bcm produced last yearr full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market. full story »
Sep 17, 2014
Russia - Its most lucrative asset was absorbed by the state-owned Rosneft company, now headed by Igor Sechin, a long-time ally of President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Sep 16, 2014
Russia - In the earlier stages of Vladimir Putin's presidency, his objective was clear: restore control over the country and ensure an economic recovery. full story »
Sep 15, 2014
Russia - An added worry for investors in Russian assets is that President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is considering how to retaliate against the latest round of Western economic sanctions. full story »
Sep 14, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin called the new sanctions "a bit strange" given the truce, part of a peace deal reached last week between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels, and said he would consider retaliatory measures. full story »
Sep 13, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country. full story »
Sep 12, 2014
Russia - DUSHANBE — President Vladimir Putin said on Friday new Western sanctions against Russia looked "a bit strange," given his backing of peace efforts in eastern Ukraine, and warned he was considering taking fresh retaliation. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - But soon after the petition was filed to the Investigative Committee, a law enforcement body that answers only to President Vladimir Putin, Polyakova was told her organization, which has existed since the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union, had been branded a ‘foreign agent’ The term, brought in by Putin in 2012 to set apart non-governmental organisations that receive foreign funding and engage in political activities, carries no real punitive mea... full story »
Sep 11, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered military forces in the country's east to carry out a major exercise to test their preparedness. full story »
Sep 10, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin and Poroshenko were broadly satisfied with how the ceasefire, in place for nearly five days, was holding in Ukraine. full story »
Russia - The ball was in Russian President Vladimir Putin's court and "he has to decide whether he wants to face the full force of sanctions or whether he wants to see some progress … The killing has to stop," Fallon said. full story »
Sep 08, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russia was ready to revive the "western route," a gas pipeline spanning the westernmost chunk of the Russian-Chinese border. full story »
Sep 07, 2014
Russia - The deal comes shortly after a meeting and a phone conversation between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President Vladimir Putin, who has long battled accusations of having backed the rebels. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - Shelling resumed near the port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov late on Saturday night, just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko had agreed in a phone call that the truce was holding. full story »
Sep 05, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - The Kremlin welcomed the agreement, based largely on proposals made by President Vladimir Putin and leaving the pro-Russian separatists in control of vast swaths of territory. full story »
Sep 04, 2014
Russia - The briefing was held on the same day that members of the Islamic State released a video personally threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin and vowing to "liberate" Russia's North Caucasus, which for years has battled an Islamic insurgency of its own. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - President Vladimir Putin outlined plans for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday but Ukraine’s prime minister dismissed the proposal, while France expressed its disapproval of Moscow’s support for separatist forces by halting delivery of a warship. full story »
Sep 03, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Japanese army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo. full story »
Sep 02, 2014
Russia - In April 2008, President Vladimir Putin attended the NATO summit in Bucharest. full story »
Sep 01, 2014
Armenia - Senate recognizes Artsakh’s independence Putin signs order on Armenia’s joining EEU agreement 16:15, 1 September, 2014 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS: The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed an order on Armenia’s joining the founding document of the Eurasian Economic Union. full story »
Aug 31, 2014
Russia - Influential Democratic Senator Robert Menendez called on Sunday for the US to arm Ukraine in its effort to repel what he called a Russian invasion "We … should be providing the Ukrainians with the types of defensive weapons that will impose a cost upon President Vladimir Putin for further aggression," Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN's "State of the Union" from KievK full story »
Aug 29, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin said Friday he hoped Russia would not lose the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup following Western calls to stop the country staging the tournament. full story »
Aug 28, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - Russia is not taking part in this armed conflict” But a member of President Vladimir Putin’s advisory council on human rights, Ella Polyakova, told Reuters she believed Russia was carrying out an invasion of Ukraine “When masses of people, under commanders’ orders, on tanks, APCs and with the use of heavy weapons, (are) on the territory of another country, cross the border, I consider this an invasion,” Polyakova told Reutersn full story »
Russia - As Russian armored troops reportedly rolled across the border into Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would be sending more convoys with humanitarian aid to Ukraine soon— seemingly with or without Kiev's blessing. full story »
Austria - Wie aus westlichen Geheimdienstkreisen verlautet wurde hat Vladimir Putin eigenhändig 3 Welpen und ein Katzenbaby in seiner Badewanne ertränkt. full story »
Aug 27, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C) stand nearby, in Minsk August 26, 2014. full story »
Armenia - Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko sat down for bilateral talks at around 6pm GMT, following hours of discussions between the Eurasian Customs Union, the EU and Ukraine in the light of the signing of the association agreement with the EU by Kiev. full story »
Russia - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Minsk to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic. full story »
Aug 26, 2014
Russia - Earlier this month, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto met President Vladimir Putin and traveled to Ukraine for talks with President Petro Poroshenko, leading to speculation that he was acting on behalf of the European Union. full story »
Armenia - Vladimir Putin said that he’s absolutely confident that the Ukrainian crisis “can’t be resolved by further escalation of the military scenario, without considering the best interests of the southeastern regions of the country, without a peace dialogue with their representatives” Russia's president stressed that Moscow is interested in not only maintaining its cooperation with Ukraine but even expanding it However, Putin expressed doubt that the... full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C) stand nearby, in Minsk August 26, 2014. full story »
Aug 25, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - The fresh charges of a blatant Russian military incursion into Ukraine is certain to sour further the atmosphere between the two powers ahead of talks on Tuesday between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. full story »
Aug 24, 2014
Russia - Merkel urged a political solution to the crisis three days before Poroshenko will be meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk in their first encounter since June. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - The rival events showed the divide that will need to be bridged if a compromise on Ukraine is to be reached on Tuesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time in months. full story »
Aug 23, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - I hope the talks with Russia will lead to success,” said Merkel, looking ahead to a meeting on Tuesday involving Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko “The plans are on the table…now actions must follow,” the German leader told a news conference after talks with Poroshenko in the Ukrainian capitall full story »
Aug 22, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week and told the Kremlin chief he had “a strong country, a strong army” behind him. full story »
Russia - The governing FIA has already given the circuit its seal of approval but the race, a showcase event for Russian president Vladimir Putin, has been a target for critics since the country's annexation of Crimea and last month's downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. full story »
Aug 20, 2014
Russia - Approved by President Vladimir Putin in February 2013, it prioritizes strengthening international law ahead of even international security, economic cooperation, environmental concerns and human rights. full story »
Aug 19, 2014
Russia - The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart at an Aug 26 meeting in Minsk, Belarusu full story »
Armenia - I understood that he is a great man, that he is a great patriot” Previously it was reported that A trilateral meeting was held in Sochi between President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham AliyevY full story »
Aug 18, 2014
Russia - Will Russia plunge into chaos and darkness after President Vladimir Putin leaves? full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - The possibility that the rebels might be facing a rout presents Russian President Vladimir Putin, who boosted their ambitions by speaking of the creation of a “New Russia” in eastern Ukraine, with a difficult choice. full story »
Aug 17, 2014
Russia - But President Vladimir Putin acted on his own sense of the situation, informed by private advice from outside the government. full story »
Aug 15, 2014
Armenia - Vladimir Putin informed (Belarusian and Kazakh presidents) of sending a humanitarian mission (to Ukraine) in cooperation with the Red Cross," the Kremlin said in a statement. full story »
Aug 14, 2014
Russia - YALTA, Crimea — Finland's president is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in southern Russia on Friday, but both governments played down prospects for any breakthrough in the crisis over Ukraine. full story »
Armenia - Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev inked the Treaty on the accession of the Republic of Armenia to the Eurasian Economic Union and  submitted it to President Vladimir Putin for signature "Armenpress" was informed about this from the Russian government's official website "The Treaty is a fundamental document that defines the agreement reached between the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhst... full story »
Aug 13, 2014
Armenia - On August 10, a trilateral meeting was held in Sochi between President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. full story »
Russia - On Aug 6, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree ordering the prohibition of certain goods imported from the European Union, the United States and other countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with the ongoing Ukraine crisise full story »
Aug 12, 2014
Russia - Past Cooperation President Vladimir Putin was the first international leader to call then-USi full story »
Armenia - On August 10 a trilateral meeting was held in Sochi between President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - Western countries believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has whipped up nationalist fervor in Russia through the state-controlled media since annexing Crimea in March, might be spurred to fresh action since separatists in their main redoubt of Donetsk are now encircled by Kiev government forces. full story »
Aug 11, 2014
Russia - Kasparov, a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin, was the sole challenger against Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a wealthy businessman known to be supported by the Russian president. full story »
Armenia - The statements by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and then by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov made at the meeting of the Presidents of Armenia, Russia, and Azerbaijan in Sochi, prove that Russia and the other Misnk Group Co-Chairs clearly understand that the right of peoples to self-determination is the key to the peaceful regulation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. full story »
Aug 10, 2014
Armenia - A trilateral meeting was held today in Sochi between President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. full story »
Aug 08, 2014
Russia - CHICAGO, Illinois — With Russia pitting itself against the United States, the European Union and other major trading partners with bans on agricultural imports, an outsized share of the trade dispute is falling where Vladimir Putin may never have expected: On the almond growers of central California. full story »
Aug 07, 2014
Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to adopt the measures in response to Western economic sanctions on Russia's defense, oil and financial sectors over Moscow's support for rebels waging an insurrection in east Ukraine. full story »
Aug 06, 2014
Russia - Russia has embarked on a course of isolationist, anti-West policies since the start of Vladimir Putin's third term as president in 2012. full story »
Aug 05, 2014
Russia - Khodorkovsky was freed in December after appealing directly to President Vladimir Putin for release. full story »
Aug 04, 2014
Russia - On Friday, Aug 1, President Vladimir Putin took time off from making history, to reflect on historyr full story »
Aug 03, 2014
Russia - Gref, a former economic development and trade minister, was the architect of liberal market reforms during Vladimir Putin's first spell as president and is widely seen as a proponent of modernization. full story »
Aug 01, 2014
Russia - For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin's ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something beyond his or their control: the price of oil. full story »
Jul 31, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin has suggested rebuilding inside the Kremlin two monasteries and a church that were torn down during the Soviet era, Interfax reported Thursday. full story »
Jul 30, 2014
Russia - In June, President Vladimir Putin held a meeting devoted to the subject at which Energy Minister Alexander Novak presented alarming figures: According to his ministry, about a quarter of all oil and gas equipment used in Russia comes from abroad, and shelf development projects are almost 100 percent reliant on foreign equipment for which there is no viable domestic alternative. full story »
Jul 29, 2014
Armenia - As reports “Armenpress”, the statement is addressed to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and urges to release Levon Hayrapetyan in accordance with the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. full story »
Russia - The new sanctions, which Obama and leaders of Germany, Britain, France and Italy discussed in a rare five-way conference call by video and phone, are aimed at increasing the pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin "It's precisely because we've not yet seen a strategic turn from Putin that we believe it's absolutely essential to take additional measures, and that's what the Europeans and the United States intend to do this week," said To... full story »
Jul 28, 2014
Russia - Exactly one year ago, President Vladimir Putin went to Ukraine for an official two-day visit to celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, an occasion that, according to Putin, reminded Russia and Ukraine of their "spiritual unity and common roots." full story »
Jul 27, 2014
Russia - If President Vladimir Putin is facing the biggest international backlash of his 14-year reign, it is because he has — in the eyes of the West — violated the one great taboo of the post-9/11 world: supporting terrorism. full story »
Jul 26, 2014
Armenia - I am afraid for his life” Also, Jaromír Štětina issued a statement calling upon the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to release Levon Hayrapetyan, full story »
Jul 25, 2014
Russia - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose country is seen as having a key role in shaping the EU response because it lost 194 citizens in the plane crash, said he would back sanctions unless Moscow halts weapons supplies to the rebels "We want as a country that has acquired a certain moral obligation as a result of this tragedy to promote Europe taking a common line on this," he told a parliamentary committee in The Hague "All indications ... full story »
Jul 24, 2014
Russia - With almost a week past the tragic crashing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, it is becoming clear that whatever initial hopes Western leaders might have had — that Russia’s Vladimir Putin can be shamed or coerced into unconditionally throwing the pro-Russian rebels under the bus — are futile. full story »
Jul 23, 2014
Russia - Khodorkovsky was arrested at gunpoint in 2003 and convicted of theft and tax evasion in 2005, seen by Kremlin critics as a stark message by President Vladimir Putin to oligarchs to stay out of politics. full story »
Armenia - Allies of Vladimir Putin are understood to be moving assets after British demands to punish the Russian president’s 'cronies' in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines disaster in Ukraine, informs “Armenpress”, referring to The Daily Telegraph. full story »
Jul 21, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev have paid visits to the camp, which has frequently been criticized for its openly pro-government stance. full story »
Armenia - All in all, people were hysterical” Law enforcement officials told that three train cars had derailed, “but not overturned” Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the Metro train crash and wished a swift recovery to those injured, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov saidu full story »
Jul 18, 2014
Armenia - All in all, people were hysterical” Law enforcement officials told that three train cars had derailed, “but not overturned” Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the Metro train crash and wished a swift recovery to those injured, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov saida full story »
Jul 17, 2014
Russia - In the immediate aftermath of the Malaysian Airlines plane crash on Thursday, some Russian news outlets are reporting the Boeing 777's attackers had in fact intended to target a plane transporting President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Armenia - All in all, people were hysterical” Law enforcement officials told that three train cars had derailed, “but not overturned” Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the Metro train crash and wished a swift recovery to those injured, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said full story »
Jul 16, 2014
Armenia - Prime Minister 14:15 Armenian Embassy to Russia verifies details of Levon Hayrapetyan's arrest 14:09 Armenia's PM sends telegram of condolences to Dmitry Medvedev 13:25 Latvia advocates peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Elita Gavele 13:18 Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan arrested in Russia 13:16 Tigran Sargsyan met with leaders of American-Armenian organizations in Washington 12:52 Both Armenians injured in Mos... full story »
Russia - However, officials have acknowledged that the sanctions have not had an impact on President Vladimir Putin's decision-making in Ukraine. full story »
Jul 15, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the country's most serious metro accident in recent years and ordered Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Investigative Committee, to launch a criminal investigation into the incident. full story »
Jul 14, 2014
Russia - Moscow's response to the cross-border shelling raises again the prospect of Russian intervention, after weeks in which Russian President Vladimir Putin had appeared intent on disengaging, pulling back tens of thousands of troops he had massed at the frontier. full story »
Jul 13, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin visited three Latin American countries over the weekend in a whirlwind tour aimed at demonstrating Moscow's resilience as an international power despite Western attempts at isolation stemming from the Ukraine crisis. full story »
Jul 11, 2014
Russia - Football aficionados will not need visas to travel to Russia before and during the 2018 World Cup that will be hosted by the country, President Vladimir Putin has said. full story »
Armenia - As reports “Armenpress” citing The Sun Daily, the letter said Kirchner will meet Saturday with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend a summit of emerging powers next week in Brasilia. full story »
Jul 10, 2014
Russia - KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged President Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict. full story »
Jul 09, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia, facing the threat of new sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, wanted to avoid international isolation but would strongly defend its national interests 
"We will never pursue isolationisms full story »
Jul 08, 2014
Russia - Though Borodai said he had been in "consultations" in Russia, many rebels now reproach President Vladimir Putin's administration in Moscow, which is under threat from further Western sanctions, for giving them too little help. full story »
Jul 07, 2014
Russia - For the greater part of Vladimir Putin's rule, this progressive class has cohabited successfully with the government. full story »
Jul 05, 2014
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Jul 04, 2014
Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the US on Friday in a congratulatory message to US  full story »
Jul 03, 2014
Armenia - French President Francois Hollande on July 3 held a three-way telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek a way to halt the violent crisis in Ukraine, as reports “Armenpress”, Hollande's office saidThe conversation follows intensive meetings at Foreign Minister level between the three nations and Ukraine in Berlin on July 2The three major leaders today "underlined the importance of impl... full story »
Jul 02, 2014
Armenia - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to posthumously award the Order of Courage to television journalist Anatoly Klyan, who was killed three days ago in the embattled southeastern Ukraine, Alexei Gromov, a deputy head of the presidential staff, said on Wednesday. full story »
Russia - Witnesses identified the man who put up the banner as activist Alexander Kaminsky, a leader of the local group that backs Russian President Vladimir Putin, the statement said. full story »
Jul 01, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin accused the US on Tuesday of having revived the Cold War policy of containment "The events in Ukraine are the concentrated expression of the policy of containing Russias full story »
Armenia - Eurasian Economic Union is open to the CIS countries: Putin 17:00, 1 July, 2014 YEREVAN, JULY 1, ARMENPRESS Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Eurasian Economic Union is open to CIS countries that have not joined it yet, reports “Armenpress”, referring to ITAR TASS “We are open to other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States”, Putin said on July 1 at a meeting with Russian diplomats in Moscow "Strengthening clo... full story »
Jun 30, 2014
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the law about the ratification of the agreement on the development of military-technical cooperation with Armenia. full story »
Jun 29, 2014
Russia - Since President Vladimir Putin approved the so-called "gay propaganda" law on June 29, 2013, only four individuals have been fined for violating it, according to Tanya Lokshina, program director and senior researcher at Human Rights Watch Russia. full story »
Jun 27, 2014
Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for a long-term ceasefire in Ukraine to allow talks between envoys of the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern regions are fighting to break away from Kiev. full story »
Jun 26, 2014
Russia - The former Magna International executive is close to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and is seen as an Austrian confidante of President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Armenia - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Ukraine. full story »
Jun 25, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings have reached an all-time high of over 80 percent, and nearly two-thirds of Russians feel that their nation has regained its superpower status — a 16 percent increase since 2011, the Levada center reported in late-March. full story »
Jun 24, 2014
Russia - Apart from the death, torture and general brutality, which to be fair could be found in any country's ancient history, the only real link to Russia is the fact that "Game of Thrones" is based on works by one of President Vladimir Putin's favorite authors, Maurice Druron. full story »
Jun 23, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday simplifying the process for foreign journalists and IT specialists to work in Russia, a statement on the Kremlin’s website said. full story »
Jun 22, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise. full story »
Jun 20, 2014
Russia - The most recent sanctions list targeted 17 companies — including several banks — owned by the likes of Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, Gennady Timchenko and Yury Kovalchuk, all of whom are believed to be President Vladimir Putin's personal friends. full story »
Jun 19, 2014
Russia - As part of Russia's fight against corruption, President Vladimir Putin in July 2013 signed a decree requiring state companies that were set up by federal law to publish their leadership's salaries on their official websites. full story »
Jun 18, 2014
Armenia - Russian President Vladimir Putin will jet to Brazil next month to take part in a handover ceremony at the end of the World Cup finals, with Russia gearing up to host the next championship. full story »
Jun 17, 2014
Russia - At a highly anticipated meeting last week, President Vladimir Putin spoke to Yandex's Arkady Volozh and MailRu's Dmitry Grishin, both Internet industry leaders who stand to lose huge sums of money if the Kremlin's Internet crackdown causes Russian consumers to take their business to foreign competitors like Googlel full story »
Jun 16, 2014
Russia - Russia accused Ukraine's acting foreign minister on Sunday of "going beyond the limits of decency" by calling President Vladimir Putin a "dickhead" during a violent protest outside its embassy in Kiev. full story »
Jun 15, 2014
Russia - First, Stonehenge was built in 1947; Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has transferred her soul to another body, the queen we see now is just a dummy; and President Vladimir Putin is having top-secret anti-aging treatment, and in a few years he will look 30 years old. full story »
Jun 13, 2014
Armenia - ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency Рус In English Հայ Sign in / Subscription Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 June photowire videowire RSS   All news Interviews Interview, programs, assessment Opinions Even... full story »
Jun 12, 2014
Armenia - ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency Рус In English Հայ Sign in / Subscription Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 June photowire videowire RSS   All news Interviews Interview, programs, assessment Opinions Even... full story »
Jun 11, 2014
Armenia - The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Armenia informed Armenpress that at the course of the meetings the participants will discuss the realization process of agreements acquired within the frameworks of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Armenia on December 2, 2013. full story »
Jun 10, 2014
Armenia - A number of Azeri media, referring to the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s interview given to the Serbian TV and Radio Company and the "Politika" daily, noted that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Azerbaijan to join the Eurasian Economic Union. full story »
Jun 08, 2014
Russia - Ukraine's newly-installed President Petro Poroshenko is set to remake a governing team which will handle the crisis with Russia, with talks on gas prices on Monday providing an early test of his new relationship with President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Jun 07, 2014
Russia - He had told this to Russia's Vladimir Putin when the two met on Friday at a World War Two anniversary ceremony in France, he said. full story »
Jun 06, 2014
Armenia - Armenpress reports citing Reuters agency that French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel brought together Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko for a 15-minute meeting before they joined other dignitaries for lunch. full story »
Jun 05, 2014
Russia - Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in March was met with protests from Western nations, which have imposed visa bans and asset freezes on officials, lawmakers and companies close to President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Jun 04, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin has told company bosses to bring their assets home to help Russia survive Western sanctions and the downturn, and has backed a drive to promote the Moscow Exchange. full story »
Jun 03, 2014
Russia - Melnikov's wife, Olga Korovina, told The Moscow Times her husband is accused of having toppled a portable toilet during clashes between protesters and police at the rally on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration. full story »
Armenia - Azerbaijan understands this very well and in the most different ways tries to obstruct the process" – as reports “Armenpress”, said Gagik Minasyan, adding that Nagorno-Karabakh is not the only unrecognized state that, not being a EEU member, "de facto" becomes a part of EEU Space, recalling that Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the agreements, which abolished the customs borders between Russia and Abkhazia, as well as Russia and South ... full story »
Jun 02, 2014
Russia - In his opening address before the conference, President Vladimir Putin emphasized that so-called "color revolutions," are now the main threat to peace. full story »
May 29, 2014
Russia - Isolating Russia is "impossible" and "unrealistic," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow, echoing President Vladimir Putin's earlier comments on the issue. full story »
Armenia - As reports "Armenpress”, this was stated by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, summarizing the results of the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, held on May 29, in Astana. full story »
May 28, 2014
Russia - Makarkin said that Kadyrov's close ties to President Vladimir Putin, who has supported the Chechen leader since his accession to power in 2007, have led pro-Russian separatists and their supporters to believe Russia is taking an active part in fighting the Ukrainian security forces. full story »
May 27, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to China offered clear proof of just how ineffective the attempt by the administration of US full story »
May 26, 2014
Russia - This is bluster, said Alexander Kava, the head of Ukrainian Center For Political and Economic Analysis: "What Poroshenko says is meant for the ears of his electorate from western and central Ukraine, but these words do not exactly match his own position," Kava said "A businessman prior to his presidency, Poroshenko is a practical man and will likely look for a compromise solution with Vladimir Putin and will not bring on a further standoff with R... full story »
May 23, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin and top officials have pledged to keep the costs of borrowing down by raising the capitalization of major Russian banks using debt-equity swaps and, possibly, federal budget funds "The capitalization of systemically significant Russian banks will be increased to allow banks to expand their opportunities to finance the economy and lower the cost of loans," Interfax quoted Putin as saying Friday in his address to asse... full story »
Armenia - This was announced by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the St. full story »
May 22, 2014
Russia - Lukashenko said he would fight any invader including President Vladimir Putin "No matter who comes to Belarussian land, I will fighte full story »
May 21, 2014
Russia - Hours after the long-anticipated signing of a 30-year multi-billion dollar gas deal on Wednesday between Russia's Gazprom and China's National Petroleum Corporation, analysts poked holes in President Vladimir Putin's touting of the deal as a political triumph and a "milestone event," saying it would barely be profitable for the Russian corporation. full story »
Armenia - A memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping on the second day of Putin’s two-day state visit to Shanghai. full story »
May 20, 2014
Russia - President Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said Tuesday that Russia was demanding the immediate release of Sidyakin and Saichenko, who were detained near the eastern city of Kramatorsk on Sunday. full story »
May 19, 2014
Russia - If I were President Vladimir Putin, I would grant his wish in a heartbeat. full story »
May 18, 2014
Russia - But those five days were enough for President Vladimir Putin to set in motion a chain of events that have undermined Kiev's pro-Western government and drawn large areas of the country back into Russia's orbit, abetted by a divided West. full story »
May 16, 2014
Russia - On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin urged European leaders to do more to help Ukraine through its economic crisis and to resolve the standoff over gas. full story »
May 15, 2014
Russia - In 2012, President Vladimir Putin suggested that the beer ban be lifted prior to the 2018 World Cup, but the recent fan violence suggests that more restrictions rather than less may be necessary. full story »
May 13, 2014
Russia - The same poll conducted in late April after President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating soared to 82 percent showed that 79 percent of Russians think political protests were “unlikely” to take place in their community. full story »
May 12, 2014
Russia - In fact, he believes that boycotting is actually helping President Vladimir Putin further isolate Russia from the rest of the world. full story »
May 11, 2014
Russia - As such, is a natural partner in Vladimir Putin's drive to re-integrate the region. full story »
May 10, 2014
Armenia - He added that Russia won’t send observers to Donetsk and Lugansk as these referendums are “their internal affair” Meanwhile, the Kremlin will analyze the situation on eastern Ukraine’s refusal to postpone the referendum, said President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskovt full story »
May 09, 2014
Peru - El presidente ruso llegó a la bahía del puerto de Sebastopol en su primera visita a la península desde su anexión a Rusia  Moscú (EFE) (EFE)- El presidente ruso, Vladímir  Putin, presidió hoy en la bahía del puerto crimeo de Se... full story »
May 08, 2014
Armenia - Addressing the Russian President Vladimir Putin, Serzh Sargsyan emphasized the position of Russia, which being a permanent member of the UN Security Council, is actively working on different levels for the regulation of the Syrian crisis, and the Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly made ​​statements  supporting the Kessab-Armenians. full story »
Cyprus - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum on independence, declaring they would go ahead on May 11 with a vote that could lead to war. full story »
Russia - Pro-Russian separatists voted unanimously on Thursday in favor of holding a referendum on independence, defying calls by President Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote to open the way for talks with the Kiev authorities. full story »
May 07, 2014
Russia - Intelligent, competent, experienced, decisive and attractive — that is how Russians view Vladimir Putin, who celebrated a decade as president on Wednesday amid high tension with the West over Ukraine, and slowing economic growth. full story »
Peru - Según el mandatario ruso se deben crear mejores condiciones de diálogo para llevar a cabo la consulta popular sobre la autonomía en Donestk(Foto: AP) Moscú (Agencias)  La no declarada injerencia de parte del mandatario ruso, Vladimir Putin, se hace evidente cuando este ... full story »
Armenia - As "Armenpress" was informed from the Department of  Mass Media and Public Relations of the President’s office, in the course of the visit the President of the republic on May 8 will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. full story »
May 06, 2014
Cyprus - In Moscow, there will be a massive parade of military hardware through Red Square, a Soviet-era tradition revived by President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Russia - While all eyes are turned to Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has quietly enacted laws which opponents say will strengthen his hand in a battle against dissent in Russia. full story »
May 05, 2014
Russia - It has triggered appeals for help to President Vladimir Putin — and calls for revenge "I am of two bloods, Ukrainian and Russian," said Forminski, the photographer "Who says we want to join Russia and Putin "It is a lief full story »
May 04, 2014
Russia - In April, President Vladimir Putin also signed a decree to rehabilitate the ethnic group, repealing Stalin's repressive policy against Crimean Tatars, while Crimean Tatar was made an official language on the peninsula. full story »
May 03, 2014
Cyprus - As I said, they were my guests” Western countries blame Russia for stoking the separatism and fear Moscow could be planning to repeat its annexation of Crimea in other parts of Ukraine Russia denies it has such plans, while saying it could intervene if necessary to protect Russian speakers, a new doctrine unveiled by President Vladimir Putin in March that overturned decades of post-Soviet diplomacye full story »
May 02, 2014
Cyprus - President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Ukrainian forces had fired on civilians from the air in Slaviansk in a “punitive operation” that destroyed an international peace plan Moscow has tens of thousands of troops massed on the border and claims the right to invade if needed to protect Russian speakers full story »
Peru - Moscú/Kiev (Agencias) El presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, acusó hoy a Kiev de estar destruyendo la "última esperanza" de una solución pacífica al conflicto con los separatistas con la operación militar lanzada esta mañana en el este de Ucraniau full story »
Russia - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said his surprise release from prison last December was facilitated by an agreement made with President Vladimir Putin to stay away from politics, but added that the deal expires in August. full story »
May 01, 2014
Russia - They were arrested by Russian military forces and charged with piracy, carrying a potential prison term of decades, but released under an amnesty initiated by President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Apr 30, 2014
Cyprus - It is even more the fault of Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has been both emotional and opportunistic. full story »
Apr 29, 2014
Cyprus - It is the heart of an area that Russian President Vladimir Putin described earlier this month as “New Russia”, reviving a term from when the tsars conquered it in the 18th and 19th centuries. full story »
Russia - Up to 5 million Ukrainians work in Russia, sending about $23 billion home to their families every year in remittances, President Vladimir Putin said during his last official meeting with ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Dec 17t full story »
Apr 28, 2014
Cyprus - US President  Barack Obama announced new sanctions against some Russians on Monday to stop President  Vladimir Putin from fomenting the rebellion in  eastern Ukraine, but said he was holding broader measures against  Russia’s economy “in reserve”. full story »
Russia - Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. full story »
Armenia - In the result of the negotiations on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. full story »
Apr 27, 2014
Russia - Russia's Crimea annexation has led to many absurd accusations against President Vladimir Putin as a revisionist thinker bent on building a neo-Soviet empire. full story »
Apr 26, 2014
Cyprus - US officials said new sanctions targeting “cronies” of President Vladimir Putin could be unveiled as early as Monday unless Russia moved fast to defuse the crisis, full story »
Peru - A pesar de que Washington y Moscú están actualmente entrelazados en una guerra de palabras sobre la situación en Ucrania, el presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, afirmó que salvaría a su par ruso, Vladimir Putin, en caso de éste se estuviese ahogando. full story »
Apr 25, 2014
Cyprus - Russian President Vladimir Putin has scoffed at the sanctions so far imposed, which have been limited to travel bans and overseas assets freezes on individuals. full story »
Armenia - In the result of the negotiations on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. full story »
Russia - 7 Viktor Khamrayev et al report headlined "Vladimir Putin finds his bearings in media sphere" provides highlights of President Vladimir Putin's meeting with participants in the first media forum held in Sta full story »
Apr 24, 2014
Peru - PEOR DE LOS ESCENARIOS El presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, "es impredecible", afirmó el viceministro de Exteriores ucraniano, quien aseguró que no descarta "el peor de los escenarios posibles": que Rusia cruce la frontera. full story »
Cyprus - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of “consequences” if Kiev used the army against its own people. full story »
Russia - President Vladimir Putin has named Yegor Borisov as acting head of the Sakha republic, two days after accepting the politician's request to be dismissed from his post. full story »
Apr 23, 2014
Russia - 7 Andrei Kolesnikov article headlined "Northern unipolar world" gives an account of President Vladimir Putin's meeting with participants of a teenage expedition to the North Pole; p 3 (686 words)h full story »
Apr 22, 2014
Cyprus - One European diplomat said the Geneva deal was a way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to buy time and undermine momentum towards tougher sanctions: “Talks and compromises are just part of his tactics,” said the diplomat “He wants to have Ukraine” PROTECTING RUSSIAN SPEAKERS Putin announced last month that Moscow had the right to intervene in its neighbours to protect Russian speakersa full story »
Apr 21, 2014
Russia - In justifying the annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has made many references to the need for Russia to protect the rights of Russian speakers there. full story »
Cyprus - “The Easter truce has been violated,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement “This provocation … testifies to the lack of will on the part of the Kiev authorities to rein in and disarm nationalists and extremists” The town’s self-appointed pro-Russia mayor placed a curfew on the town and appealed directly to Russia’s Vladimir Putin to consider sending in peacekeeping troops – an outcome Ukraine tried to avoid by holding back its poorly... full story »
Apr 20, 2014
Russia - Last year, President Vladimir Putin signed into law a controversial reform of the Academy of Sciences that affiliates the country's main scientific research institutions. full story »
Apr 18, 2014
Russia - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has denied an allegation made by President Vladimir Putin that he recorded and leaked a private conversation between them. full story »
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Cyprus - “It turns out Vova doesn’t love us as much as we thought” said Alexei, using a diminutive term for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president viewed by many of the separatist militias in eastern Ukraine as their champion and protectort full story »
Apr 17, 2014
Russia - Breaking his tradition of publicly tongue-lashing opponents at home and abroad, President Vladimir Putin assumed a non-predatory stance Thursday to diffuse fears of escalation of the ongoing rift with the West over the Ukraine crisis during his annual live call-in show broadcast on national television and online. full story »
Cyprus - President Vladimir Putin, who overturned decades of post-Cold War diplomacy last month by declaring Russia’s right to intervene in neighbouring countries and annexing Ukraine’s Crimea region, accused the authorities in Kiev of plunging the country into an “abyss”. full story »
Apr 16, 2014
Cyprus - Government troops had driven armoured personnel carriers flying the Ukrainian flag into the town of Kramatorsk in the early morning after securing control of a nearby airfield from the rebels on Tuesday, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war. full story »
Russia - Assuming the validity of this interpretation, President Vladimir Putin wants to prevent or postpone an election that would legitimize Ukraine's February revolution and condemn his takeover of Crimea, especially if the election was run honestly and received the OSCE's seal of approval. full story »
Apr 15, 2014
Russia - On March 20 the US slapped sanctions on the bank, calling it the personal bank of the Russian political elite, and labelled its co-owner, billionaire Yury Kovalchuk, a "cashier" of President Vladimir Putin full story »
Peru - Ahora, la anexión rusa de parte del territorio ucraniano –considerado una invasión por Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea- llevó a Washington y los países de la UE a imponer un bloqueo comercial y económico al gobierno de Vladimir Putin, que incluye una reducción de las importaciones de energía. full story »
Cyprus - Rebels in the town of Slaviansk, which was expected on Monday to be the focus of a broad government “anti-terrorist” operation involving the army, issued a bold call for Russian President Vladimir Putin to help them. full story »
Apr 14, 2014
Russia - The leader of pro-Russia separatists in the town of Slovyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, appealed to President Vladimir Putin on Monday to help defend them against Ukrainian government forces. full story »
Peru - Además, el Kremlin solicitó una reunión urgente con el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU en las próximas horas  En medio del contexto de protestas en territorio ucraniano, el despliegue de hasta 40000 soldados rusos en las fronteras incrementa la tensión en la zona, se presume que Vladimir Putin podría aprovechar la coyuntura para incursionar en territorio ucraniano, luego que el mismo presidente declarara que defenderá a "cualquier precio" a lo... full story »
Apr 13, 2014
Peru - En Moscú, miles de manifestantes protestaron mientras tanto contra la política del presidente Vladimir Putin en Ucrania, en un acto permitido por las autoridades. full story »
Russia - Whether through a stroke of pure political genius or sheer good luck, President Vladimir Putin's Crimea venture and his response to the Maidan uprising in Kiev have helped stave off, at least for now, a potentially formidable challenge to his rule: the merger of the liberal and nationalist agendas. full story »
Cyprus - Recently, and in response to western threats to impose sanctions on Russia, President Vladimir Putin called on Russian companies which work abroad to repatriate themselves. full story »
Apr 11, 2014
Cyprus - It still depends on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks that the annexation of Crimea is enough compensation for the humiliation he suffered when his ally in Kiev, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by a popular revolution. full story »
Apr 10, 2014
Russia - 11 Yury Barsukov et al report headlined "Vladimir Putin changes side in talks" says Gazprom is to discuss the Ukrainian energy problem with the EU, not with Kieva full story »
Apr 09, 2014
Russia - Reacting to such trends, President Vladimir Putin has called for the business climate to be improved "substantially" and "at an accelerated pace," though previous such exhortations have delivered scant results. full story »
Cyprus - Since Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, the European Union has imposed sanctions against the closest allies of President Vladimir Putin, and Group of Seven governments have suspended top-level contacts with Russia. full story »
Apr 08, 2014
Cyprus - The White House warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving “overtly or covertly” into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid. full story »
Russia - Here, we see President Vladimir Putin descending beneath the waves in a submersible, watch activist Alexei Navalny hug his wife in a courtroom after receiving a suspended sentence, and see gay rights activists beaten in the streets, bringing to mind all of the triumphs and controversies of the past year. full story »
Apr 07, 2014
Russia - And last weekend they dealt a stinging loss to President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Cyprus - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on March 1, a week after Yanukovich was overthrown, that Moscow has the right to take military action in Ukraine to protect Russian speakers, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. full story »
Apr 05, 2014
Russia - Since Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, the European Union has imposed sanctions against the closest allies of President Vladimir Putin, and Group of Seven governments have suspended top-level contacts with Russia. full story »
Cyprus - Zhirinovsky, whose nationalist Liberal Democratic party largely backs President Vladimir Putin in parliament, said the party would organise pickets at McDonald’s restaurants across the country. full story »
Apr 03, 2014
Russia - The leader of the North Caucasus insurgency Doku Umarov was reported dead last month by a website sympathizing with the militants, marking a success for President Vladimir Putin in his attempts to end the violent struggle against Russian rule. full story »
Apr 02, 2014
Russia - He said that he would not have let the annexation happen and added that he hopes to discuss the eventual return of the peninsula with President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Armenia - Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have repeatedly stated that the Crimean referendum was in full conformity with the international law and the UN Charter, and also in line with the precedent set by Kosovo’s secession from Serbia in 2008. full story »
Cyprus - So we cannot go on doing business as usual” Russian President Vladimir Putin told Germany’s Angela Merkel in a phone call on Monday he had ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from the eastern Ukrainian border, the German chancellor’s spokesman saidr full story »
Apr 01, 2014
Russia - At the moment, the project's implementation is going according to the plans that were announced," Rosneft head Igor Sechin, a long-standing ally of President Vladimir Putin, said in written replies to Reuters. full story »
Cyprus - Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in December to cut the gas price for Ukraine and provide a financial lifeline to Kiev after its abrupt decision not to sign a trade agreement with the European Union and rebuild economic ties with Moscow instead. full story »
Mar 31, 2014
Peru - Más aún, el presidente Vladimir Putin no asistió a la cumbre y decidió enviar al canciller, Serguei Lavrov, en su lugar. full story »
Mar 30, 2014
Russia - Boosting the economy of Crimea, which voted to break away from Ukraine on March 16, is important to President Vladimir Putin's hopes of maintaining the support of the local population and keeping his popularity ratings high across Russia. full story »
Peru - Este encuentro fue organizado en apenas unas horas tras una llamada telefónica el viernes por la noche entre Barack Obama y Vladimir Putin, el primer contacto entre ambos jefes de Estado desde el anuncio de Washington de sanciones económicas contra el círculo cercano del presidente ruso. full story »
Cyprus - The third reset came at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s initiative, when he offered Russian assistance in the campaign in Afghanistan after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. full story »
Mar 29, 2014
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Cyprus - Thinking of Russian President Vladimir Putin as a master strategist will undermine their ability to respond constructively. full story »
Mar 28, 2014
Peru - Si Vladimir Putin quisiera cerrar la llave y dejar a Europa sin gas Europa, podría hacerlo sin mayores problemas. full story »
Russia - The legal desire of the Crimean people and those in the eastern regions of Ukraine to join Russia evokes hysteria on the part of the United States and its allies," said Alexander Malevany, the FSB's counterterrorism director, at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin "They are undertaking measures to disrupt the social, political and economic life of our country," Malevany added "In such circumstances, we are planning and implementing a... full story »
Mar 27, 2014
Cyprus - Berezovsky, who helped broker Vladimir Putin’s rise to the Kremlin’s top job only to become his sworn enemy, was found dead with a ligature around his neck in the bathroom of a luxury mansion in Ascot, an affluent English town near Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle, west of London. full story »
Russia - During a trip to Moscow, in which he met President Vladimir Putin at his residence on Wednesday, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser said his firm wanted to honor long-standing business contracts and did not pay too much attention to "short-term turbulences" in its business planning. full story »
Peru - Según la encuestadora, desde 1999 hasta la mitad del 2013 se tenía una visión más positiva que negativa acerca de Rusia La popularidad de Putin entre los estadounidenses, según indica esta encuesta, ha venido disminuyendo desde 2002 (Foto: Reuters) El 68 % de los estadounidenses considera a Rusia un país hostil o en... full story »
Armenia - YEREVAN, MARCH 27, ARMENPRESS: The rating of approval to work of incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin has reached a new historic maximum of 823% in Russia at the end of March, results of a sociological survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) suggestedW full story »
Mar 26, 2014
Cyprus - US President Barack Obama said after a summit with top EU officials that Russian President Vladimir Putin had miscalculated if he thought he could divide the West or count on its indifference over his annexation of Crimea. full story »
Mar 25, 2014
Peru - El encuentro de los representantes del bloque girará en torno de la crisis que vive Ucrania, y si endurecerán o no las sanciones a Rusia, luego de que Vladimir Putin firmara la anexión de Crimea a su terrirotio (Foto: AP) El presidente de EEUU, Barack Obama, confirmó en La Haya que su Gobierno propondrá al Congreso poner fin al espionaje masivo y acumulación de datos telefónicos por parte de la Agenci... full story »
Russia - President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was concerned that Moscow will move deeper into Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that that would be a bad choice. full story »
Mar 24, 2014
Russia - The 78-day bombing campaign has been a source of ire for Russia and an example of what President Vladimir Putin says is the frequent use of deadly force by Washington under the pretext of human rights concerns. full story »
Mar 23, 2014
Cyprus - Russian troops, using armoured vehicles, automatic weapons and stun grenades, seized some of the the last military facilities under Ukrainian control on Saturday in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russian President Vladimir Putin formally annexed the day before. full story »
Russia - As President Vladimir Putin finalized the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia on Friday, European officials voiced concerns that Russia may have plans to expand into Moldova’s separatist self-proclaimed Transdnestr republic and the Baltics. full story »
Mar 22, 2014
Peru - Las acciones de Rusia es una reacción forzada y ayuda prestada por la solicitud del pueblo de la península  El día 21 de marzo con la firma de la Ley constitucional correspondiente por el presidente Vladimir Putin culminó el proceso jurídico de la reunificación de Crimea con la Federación de Rusiaá full story »
Mar 21, 2014
Peru - Estados Unidos ha aumentado la presión contra Rusia después de que el presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, firmara esta semana la anexión de la península de Crimea tras el referéndum celebrado el pasado fin de semana, en el que se respaldó mayoritariamente la adhesión a Rusia. full story »
Armenia - The treaty, ratified by a 443-1 vote with no abstentions, was signed at the Kremlin on March 18 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimean State Council Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov, Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov and Sevastopol Mayor Aleksei Chaliy. full story »
Cyprus - US President Barack Obama announced sanctions on Thursday against prominent Russians including close allies of President Vladimir Putin, as Moscow raced to complete its annexation of Crimea and built up its forces in the region. full story »
Mar 20, 2014
Russia - As Russia's State Duma on Thursday ratified the annexation of Crimea and the Black Sea port of Sevastopol to Russia, the US kept good on a promise for "serious consequences" by hitting high-ranking individuals reportedly tied to President Vladimir Putin with sanctions — but Russia quickly hit back with its own listu full story »
Mar 19, 2014
Armenia - The Department of Mass Media and Public Relations of the President’s Staff of the Republic of Armenia informed Armenpress that Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin discussed a number of current issues related to the Armenian-Russian bilateral cooperation, as well as issues related to international and regional agenda. full story »
Mar 18, 2014
Armenia - Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine. full story »
Nov 05, 2013
Russia - Kasparov, a veteran opposition leader in Russia and a well-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, has in recent years spent much of his time abroad. full story »
Nov 01, 2013
Cyprus - The 30-year-old ex-CIA employee and NSA contractor, who fled to Moscow via Hong Kong earlier this year and was given political asylum by President Vladimir Putin, said he had been forced into exile for acting according to his “moral duty”. full story »
Russia - The composition of the presidium was approved by President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. full story »
Oct 31, 2013
Cyprus - President Vladimir Putin has rejected US pleas to send Snowden home to face charges including espionage, and the temporary asylum he was granted in early August can be extended annuallyy full story »
Russia - Russia over the summer introduced legislation from President Vladimir Putin aimed at curbing misbehavior at sports events, with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 football World Cup on the horizon. full story »
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated this at the course of the press conference dedicated to the results of the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. full story »
Oct 30, 2013
Peru - El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, es el nuevo hombre más poderoso del mundo, según el ránking de este año de la revista Forbes. full story »
Russia - Observers have speculated that the investigations are part of an ongoing feud between hard-liners in law enforcement agencies loyal to President Vladimir Putin and a more liberal camp of officials led by Medvedev. full story »
Oct 29, 2013
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Russia - 1 Andrei Kolesnikov article headlined "Railway station serves president's arrival" reports on President Vladimir Putin inspecting the new facilities built for the Winter Olympics in the Krasnodar region and notes that the president has guaranteed the comfort of those with a non-traditional sexual orientation during the Games; pp 1, 5 (963 words) full story »
Oct 28, 2013
Pakistan - Bild said Merkel’s predecessor Gerhard Schroeder was also in the NSA’s sights because of his vocal opposition to the US invasion of Iraq and close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Oct 26, 2013
Peru - La ONG quiere que el primer ministro francés Jean-Marc Ayrault presione para lograr la liberación del grupo cuando se reúna con el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin la semana próxima. full story »
Armenia - In the result of the negotiations on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. full story »
Oct 25, 2013
Armenia - Vladimir Putin noted this at the course of the press conference dedicated to the results of the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. full story »
Oct 24, 2013
Armenia - Armenpress reports citing Itar-tass that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin underscored it at the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk. full story »
Cyprus - Because President Vladimir Putin’s rule depends on the continuation of that fragile prosperity. full story »
Russia - The Russian Embassy in Washington and Zaitsev himself rejected the allegations and expressed concern that unknown people were trying to ruin efforts by Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin to mend and expand ties. full story »
Oct 23, 2013
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Oct 22, 2013
Armenia - In the result of the negotiations on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. full story »
Oct 21, 2013
Cyprus - President Vladimir Putin has staked his reputation on the Games and ordered authorities to boost security in the North Caucasus, where the Islamist insurgency is rooted in two post-Soviet wars pitting Chechen separatists against the Kremlin. full story »
Russia - He said his Anti-Corruption Fund had launched a website allowing users to send letters opposing the reform to State Duma deputies, Federation Council members, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. full story »
Oct 20, 2013
Pakistan - Singh will meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday with the focus on arms purchases. full story »
Russia - President Vladimir Putin has sanctioned a "broad" amnesty for the 20th anniversary of the Constitution, marked on Dec 12s full story »
Oct 19, 2013
Armenia - Vladimir Putin, Honorable President of the United States Mr. full story »
Oct 18, 2013
Cyprus - Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are serving a two-year sentence for what critics termed a profanity-laden protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. full story »
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Russia - President Vladimir Putin has sanctioned a "broad" amnesty for the 20th anniversary of the Constitution, marked on Dec 12e full story »
Peru - Once premios Nobel le escribieron al presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, para que retire los cargos de piratería presentados contra 30 activistas y periodistas de Greenpeace arrestados por una protesta contra la extracción de petróleo en el Ártico el mes pasado. full story »
Oct 17, 2013
Armenia - YEREVAN, OCTOBER 17, ARMENPRESS: The letter of the Armenian writer and publicist Zori Balayan, addressed to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, only states the entire historical truth and presents the current situation related to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. full story »
Austria - Mangott: Offiziell bemüht sich die Staatsführung und insbesondere Vladimir Putin den multinationalen Charakter des Landes zu betonen. full story »
Oct 16, 2013
Russia - The softer line may also stem from President Vladimir Putin’s newfound image as a peacemaker and desire to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his proposals on how to resolve the Syria conflict, Belkovsky said. full story »
Oct 14, 2013
Armenia - Vladimir Putin, who stated: - "We consider it essential that in shaping positions on various issues the CSTO countries are guided by allied commitments and consider the views of the partners." full story »
Oct 13, 2013
Russia - Seagal also used the occasion to practice some local phrases, give two thumbs up to the Russian army and criticize the weapons used by President Vladimir Putin's bodyguards. full story »
Oct 11, 2013
Cyprus - Washington blamed President Assad for the August sarin attack, a charge he denied, while Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed rebelsv full story »
Oct 10, 2013
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Cyprus - President Vladimir Putin rejected repeated American pleas to hand Snowden over to the United States but has denied Russia had any role in Snowden’s disclosures or that its intelligence agencies were working with him in any way. full story »
Russia - At least seven Supreme Arbitration Court justices have resigned after President Vladimir Putin this week submitted a bill to the State Duma that would merge the legal body into the Supreme Court. full story »
Oct 09, 2013
Russia - The head of Greenpeace International has written to President Vladimir Putin requesting a meeting in Moscow, offering himself as human bail for the detainees. full story »
Peru - El presidente ruso Vladimir Putin exigió una disculpa a Holanda después de que un diplomático ruso fue arrestado durante el fin de semana. full story »
Oct 08, 2013
Russia - Threats of retaliatory trade action from President Vladimir Putin and his aides have drawn an angry response from Yanukovych's big business backers and may have served only to convince him that the EU path is the one to take. full story »
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Oct 07, 2013
Russia - His successor, President Vladimir Putin, later supported the idea. full story »
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Oct 06, 2013
Russia - President Vladimir Putin lit a cauldron with the Sochi 2014 Olympic flame Sunday in a grandiose ceremony on Moscow's Red Square marking the beginning of a relay that will see the flame visit almost every corner of the country. full story »
Oct 04, 2013
Russia - President Barack Obama will not meet with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Indonesia, having canceled his attendance in light of the looming US budget crisis full story »
Oct 03, 2013
Russia - Russia has said it is merely protecting its interests "Russia is in no way trying to infringe on anyone's sovereign right to make decisions about their international activity," President Vladimir Putin said in Septembero full story »
Armenia - The meeting of the USA president Barack Obama and RF president Vladimir Putin on October 7, in Bali Island, Indonesia, will take place within the frameworks of Asia-Pacific Forum (ATES) of Economic Cooperationt full story »
Cyprus - President Vladimir Putin said last week the protesters were clearly not pirates but they had violated international law. full story »
Oct 02, 2013
Russia - The worst of the economic crisis is over and the economy is under control, but it is time to steer the economy back into growth mode, President Vladimir Putin said at an investment forum Wednesday. full story »
Oct 01, 2013
Russia - The resolution singles out laws implemented by President Vladimir Putin since his return to the Kremlin for a third term that it says have restricted basic freedoms. full story »
Armenia - The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process. full story »
Sep 30, 2013
Russia - According to the logic of totalitarian rulers, only President Vladimir Putin had the right to decide the man's fate. full story »
Sep 28, 2013
Armenia - In the result of the negotiations on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. full story »
Sep 27, 2013
Russia - He said he timed the article in Vedomosti to coincide with the 5th anniversary of the global economic crisis that began in 2008, but the lengthy political statement also came out after a slate of rebukes to the Cabinet from President Vladimir Putin. full story »
Sep 26, 2013
Russia - I am also happy that, as I have been told, the decree that is giving me Russian citizenship is awaiting President Vladimir Putin's signature on his desk. full story »
Sep 24, 2013
Russia - President Vladimir Putin's ambitious plan to make Russia one of the top 20 most attractive countries for investment may remain unfulfilled due to excessive bureaucracy: the very problem that the program aims to tackle. full story »
Sep 23, 2013
Russia - But Golodets, charged with coordinating social policy in the government formed by President Vladimir Putin in May 2012, said resources had been earmarked to deal with these challenges for decades to come. full story »