Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin personally awards Russian Special Forces for military actions in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has given an award to Russian Special Forces, who for two days restrained the attack of militants in Syria. This was reported by Interfax, citing Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. "The Head of State on Wednesday, as promised, personally awarded the Russian Special Forces who performed a feat in Syria, in the province of Aleppo", said Peskov. Then, according to him, "because of a lack of coordination that occurred, the Syrian troops in …

  • President of Philippines asks Putin for weapons

    President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country needs modern weapons and will ask for help from the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reported.

    Duterte also said that he had come to Moscow to enlist the support of Russia.

    “Our country needs modern weapons. We had ordered certain things from the U.S., but now the situation is not going very smoothly. And in order to fight the Islamic State, with their many units and factions, …

  • Putin demanded that the process of developing a super-heavy rocket be sped up

    Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that the process of developing a super-heavy rocket be sped up, as indicated by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin following a meeting on the development of the space industry. A new super-heavy class rocket may appear after 2025, he said.

    In March 2017, Roskosmos reported on the development of the space industry, stating that flight tests of the super-heavy rocket are scheduled for 2035, according to TASS.

    "The president set the task before …

  • Media: Putin to make an unexpected visit to Paris

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an unplanned visit to Paris, during which he will meet with the new French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian news outlet Kommersant reports, citing a high-ranking source in the Kremlin and informed sources in Paris.

    The reason for the visit will be the opening of an exhibition on Peter I in Versailles.

    The exhibition in Versailles coincides with the 300th anniversary of the Russian Tsar’s visit to France and the establishing of bilateral diplomatic …

  • Russian opposition leader accuses Putin’s friend of corruption

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published the results of a new anti-corruption investigation against restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as 'Putin’s chef.'

    In its recent report, the Anti-corruption Foundation, founded by Navalny, exposes the cartel of Prigozhin, who, while imitating a competition, received 23 billion rubles ($ 375.3 million USD) from Russia’s state defense order budget, at least a third of which was stolen. This was reported on May 19 by Russian office of Radio …

  • Macron spoke with Putin on the phone

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Thursday. According to the Kremlin's website, the fight against terrorism and work within the framework of the "Normandy format" were discussed.

    "The possibility of an upcoming in person meeting was also discussed," the message says. Macron took office as a French President on May 14th.

    On May 16th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the first contact between Ukraine and the …

  • Putin: Russia’s new rearmament program will significantly increase the potential of the Russian Army

    Russia’s armament program, expected to run till 2025, will be a crucial instrument in the implementation of the country's military and technical policy, as stated by the Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the Ministry of Defense and Russian military enterprises in Sochi.

    “The new program aims to ensure the balanced development of weapons systems for all the types of troops in the Russian Armed Forces and a gradual rearmament of all military units. This will significantly …

  • Putin granted the FSB the right to seize land for state needs

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order granting the FSB the right to seize land and real estate for government needs. The order was published on the legislative information website of the Russian Federation.

    The text of the document says that the FSB "has within its authority, the ability to decide on the seizure of land and (or) real estate property located on it for the needs of the Russian Federation."

    It is noted that in order to implement the order, the FSB can only use people …

  • Putin: Gazprom has 'no real cash flow'

    The final decision on the exact amount of Gazprom's profit share that will be spent on dividends has not yet been made, as stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 15, responding to a question at a press conference in Beijing. The President noted that Gazprom "has no real cash flow."

    The Head of State noted that he had discussed this issue with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev before his departure for China and that the decision would take into account the fact that a significant part …

  • Putin: Moscow has started rearmament of Russian Army to strengthen Russia’s western borders and Arctic territories

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Stated that Moscow has begun a process of the rearmament of the Russian Armed Forces to strengthen its presence in the Arctic Territories and the western borders, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

    Putin noted that Russian operation in Syria has served as an impetus for this rearmament.

    “Combat Experience gained during the operation in the Syrian Arabic Republic and a need to strengthen the Arctic territories and the western and southwestern borders prompted a …