Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin compares Lenin’s body to the relics of saints

    In journalist Andrei Kondrashov’s documentary film “Valaam”, Russian President Vladimir Putin compared Communist attitudes toward Vladimir Lenin with the veneration of the saints in Christianity, and he compared the communist ideology to Christianity, Novaya Gazeta writes.

    "The Communist ideology is very much akin to Christianity, in fact. Freedom, brotherhood, equality, justice—it's all laid down in the Holy Scripture. It's all there. And the code of builders of communism, it's a sublimation, …

  • Russian politician claims to have obtained a list of Russians who will be included on new US sanctions list

    Russian politician Oleg Mitvol claims that he has a list of high-ranking Russian officials and businessmen close to the top leadership of Russia who may be subject to US sanctions, reported Dozhd TV.

    Mitvol claims that the list was provided by his source in diplomatic circles. He added that he is worried about the situation since he is a client of Sberbank, which was included in the list. Now, the bank could lose access to card services or the ability to borrow or transfer money, Mitvol’s …

  • Putin: US wants to see Navalny as the leader of Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a meeting with the chief editors of the Russian media that the US administration would like to see Alexei Navalny among Russia’s leaders, Meduza online newspaper writes.

    Putin was asked about the decision of Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC), who barred Navalny from taking part in presidential elections, and about the American reaction to this decision. The US State Department spokesperson had previously expressed concern over "the Russian …

  • Putin meets with Ukrainian politician Medvedchuk

    On Wednesday, January 10, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin met with Viktor Medvedchuk, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas, the leader of the public movement "Ukrainian Choice: the right of the people" and his compadre (Putin is the godfather of Medvedchuk's daughter – Ed.).

    This was reported by the EUDaily portal, citing sources at the Russian President's administration. According to Russia's radio …

  • Putin: Russia’s relations with Ukraine will warm up

    Moscow is not interested in "freezing" the conflict in the Donbas and after its settlement, Russian-Ukrainian relations should warm up, as stated on Thursday, January 11th by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the heads of Russian media agencies, Radio Liberty writes.

    "I hope that after solving the issues in the Donbas - sooner or later it will happen, there is no doubt about it, the interstate relations between Russia and Ukraine will normalize overall," he said.

    At the same …

  • Putin: Russia is ready to return military ships and aircraft from the Crimea to Ukraine

    At a meeting with the chief editors of print media and news agencies in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced his readiness to transfer the military equipment left in the Crimea after the annexation of the peninsula back to Ukraine, Interfax reports.

    "The Ukrainian side has repeatedly raised the issue of the return of military equipment from the Crimea. We are ready to continue with this process; we are ready to hand over military ships to Ukraine, aviation equipment, armored …

  • Putin claims to know who attacked Russian military base in Syria

    Russia knows who is behind the provocation directed at her military facilities in Syria, Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with the chief editors of the newspapers and information agencies.

    He explained that directly before the start of the meeting, he discussed the situation in Syria on the phone with his Turkish colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and expressed confidence that Ankara has nothing to do with the attempted attack on the Russian military facilities.

    “This doesn’t mean that someone …

  • Putin says that Kim Jong Un is winner of the match

    During a meeting with representatives of the Russian media broadcast on the Russia 24 TV channel, President Vladimir Putin said that the leader of North Korea emerged victorious in the current stage of the conflict involving the Korean peninsula, having developed a nuclear warhead and a ballistic missile for North Korea.  

    “Mr. Kim Jong Un, of course, won this round. He solved his strategic task: he has a nuclear warhead and a global-range missile which has a range of up to 13,000 km, which …

  • Putin promises to increase minimum wage after the election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin promises that the minimum wage in his country will increase on May 1st, as he stated on January 10th while speaking with workers at a plant in the city of Tver and added that a change in the minimum wage will affect "about four million people."

    The Government plans stipulated that such growth would take place later in 2018. According to officials, the Russian Ministry of Labor will soon begin developing the draft bill regarding the increase in minimum wage. …

  • Carnegie Center: Putin and Russian Patriarch at odds over Ukraine

    Disagreements have emerged between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kirill of Moscow, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), following the start of the conflict  in eastern Ukraine. This was noted by Andrey Pertsev, researcher from the Carnegie Moscow Center, as reported by Voice of America.

    “It has long been known that the president and the patriarch’s relations became strained after the start of the Ukrainian crisis and the conflict in the Donbas,” the researcher observes. …