Contents tagged with Putin

  • Peskov confirmed the possibility of a meeting between Putin and Erdogan in August

    The Press Secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Kremlin confirms the possibility of a meeting between the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in August, RIA Novosti reports.

    "A meeting was discussed and it may take place in August," Peskov said.

    It is noted that a source in the office of the Turkish President told television channel NTV that the meeting between Putin and Erdogan may occur at the beginning of …

  • Russian postal service will need $8 billion to execute new anti-terror law

    According to preliminary estimates, the Russian Post will need more than half a trillion rubles (approximately $8 billion) to purchase the equipment required to comply with the anti-terrorism package signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 7, as reported by the Russian TASS news agency, citing a source in the Russian Pos.

    "If the new technical equipment will have to be installed in all 42,000 post offices, it will require both the purchase of this special equipment, and the …

  • Turkish MFA: Putin and Erdogan could meet before G-20 Summit in China

    The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, spoke about the possibility of a meeting that will soon take place between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him the negotiations between the two Presidents could take place before the G20 Summit in China.

    Çavuşoğlu said in his interview with NTV Channel on July 3rd that such a meeting could take place in late July or in early August 2016. According to him, the Foreign Ministries …

  • Michael McFaul: Putin is the main winner in the Brexit vote

    Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote on Twitter that the main winner of Brexit is Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “Shocked by Brexit vote! Losers: EU, UK, US, those that believe in utility of a strong, united, democratic Europe. Winners: Putin,” McFaul tweeted.

    The former Ambassador also congratulated the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the head of the Duma Committee on International Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, saying it was …

  • Putin: The West could have prevented World War II

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the West could have prevented World War II if it had responded to the Soviet Union’s proposal on collective defense in time, as reported by Russian Interfax news agency.

    “The main lesson of the past war is that it could have been prevented. The uncontrolled Nazis and their accomplices needed to be firmly restrained. This did not happen,” Putin said this while speaking before the State Duma.

    According to Putin, the West had rejected direct …

  • Peskov: Putin has no time in his schedule to meet with Nuland

    Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have time in his schedule to meet with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, according to the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, as reported by the Russian RIA Novosti news agency,

    “In the President’s schedule there is not such a meeting," Peskov said.

    The Press Service of the US Department of State previously reported that Nuland will visit Moscow and Kiev. In Moscow she is planning to meet with Russian government …

  • Russian authorities sentenced a man for selfie near a cottage of 'Putin's friend'

    Dmitry Golovin was arrested and sentenced to 10 days in prison for taking a selfie near the Strela recreation complex in Divnomorskoye. According to local residents, the complex, which houses a luxury sanatorium, is owned by Russian politician,Alina Kabaeva.

    Golovin, a scientist, and his girlfriend, Inga, used a quadcopter to assist them in taking the picture. A member of the Federal Political Committee, Sergei Mitrokhin, has demanded that Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the head of the …

  • Merkel to meet with Putin before NATO Summit

    As reported on the 19th of June by several German newspapers and sources in the German Government, Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a resumption of the peace process in eastern Ukraine.

    According to the media, "ideally", the new meeting will be held before the NATO summit on July 8-9th.

    The media reports specified that a "preparatory" meeting in the Normandy format was held this week where such issues as the restoration of the "frozen" …

  • Putin hopes that next US President will cooperate with Russia

    During the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that a sense of responsibility would urge the next U.S. President to cooperate with Russia and create a safe atmosphere in the world” .

    Putin did not share his opinion of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for U.S. President. However, earlier, when speaking about succession in the U.S.A., the Russian president referred to the proverb “husband and wife live …

  • Putin announces plan to create new economic union with China

    During his opening speech at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a new Euro-Asian Economic Union is being planned. The Union will include China as one of its members, as reported by the Russian Gazeta.ru news portal.

    “In June together with China we are planning to establish a vast Euro-Asian partnership,” Putin stated. He didn’t disclose any specific details of this partnership.

    At the same time Putin called on all Russian partners in the already …