Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin refuses to congratulate Biden despite Trump's decision to hand over power

    Russian President Vladimir Putin still sees no need to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. election, said Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov during a press briefing.

    According to Peskov, Donald Trump's decision to launch a formal transfer of power to the new administration was "not enough" for Putin to acknowledge Biden's victory.

    "You know that the review and recount of votes in some states is still ongoing, without this the results of the elections cannot be officially …

  • Putin asks Macron for help in production of Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked French President Emmanuel Macron for help in the production of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, writes the French publication Challenges with reference to a diplomatic source. According to the newspaper, during a telephone conversation on November 7, Putin said that it is necessary to establish cooperation between the Russian organizations and the Pasteur Institute to produce the drug.

    Macron asked the Russian president to give him time to …

  • Putin: Russia has created new nuclear forces control centre

    A new, almost invulnerable control center for strategic nuclear forces has been almost completed, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the government meeting.

    "As I was informed, the final stage of the new command center for the strategic nuclear forces, with almost absolute protection, is almost complete," Putin said.

    Putin noted that a lot has been done in recent years to ensure that all elements of strategic nuclear weapons control are maintained at the highest level, and now all …

  • Putin fires three government ministers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees dismissing three government ministers from the cabinet of Mikhail Mishustin.

    Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich, as well as the Minister of Construction Vladimir Yakushev lost their posts.

    Yakushev, the former governor of the Tyumen region, will remain in the power vertical and will take up the post of President's representative in the Ural Federal District in place of Nikolai Tsukanov.

    Under …

  • Kremlin refuses to recognize Biden's victory

    Russian President Vladimir Putin did not congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. election and has no plans to do so in the near future.

    According to Putin, it is "premature" to congratulate Biden, as the official results of the vote have not been finalized yet, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

    In 2016, Putin was one of the first to congratulated Trump, two hours after U.S. media declared him the winner of the election based on preliminary vote counting data.

    This …

  • Lukashenko asks Putin to sell him an oil field in Russia

    During a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the incumbent president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed interest in buying an oil field in the Russian Federation.

    According to Lukashenko's press service, Putin supported this idea, but suggested discussing the details of the deal during next conversations.

    In addition to oil, the parties talked about the COVID-19 pandemic, including setting up the production line for the Russian vaccine in Belarus. Lukashenko and …

  • Putin allows Russian intelligence officers to have dual citizenship

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to allow intelligence officers to have dual citizenship. On September 22, as part of the amendments to the Constitution, Putin submitted to the Russian State Duma amendments to the laws on foreign intelligence and the Federal Security Service (FSB), Vedomosti reports.

    The lower house of the Russian parliament has already approved the law and sent it to the upper house. The explanatory note to the law says that the document proposes the introduction of …

  • Putin demands that Russian Space Agency explain delays with super-heavy rocket program

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded that the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos explain the delays with the super-heavy rocket program.

    According to Putin, the state corporation was tasked with preparing a number of new programs such as the development of a super-heavy rocket, the creation of a space group within the framework of the Sphere project, and the development of the GLONASS system.

    "However, as I see it, these programs have not been approved to date. I ask you to provide …

  • Erdogan condemns Russian airstrikes in Northern Syria

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of attacking a Syrian opposition training camp in Syria's Idlib province. The president said this during a speech at the congress of the Justice and Development Party, Hurriyet reports.

    "Russia's attack on Syrian National Army forces in the Idlib area indicates a reluctance of lasting peace and tranquility in the region," said Erdogan during a speech at the congress of the Justice and Development Party, Hurriyet reports

    The Syrian National …

  • Putin offers NATO concessions in Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Russia is ready to abandon the deployment of 9M729 missiles in its European part, provided that NATO countries take similar steps, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a statement published by the Kremlin's press service.

    According to Putin, Moscow invites "all interested parties to consider specific options for reciprocal verification measures to address existing concerns." The President noted that Russia adheres to the position that the 9M729 missile meets the requirements of the …