Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin threatens to punish persons responsible for 'failure' of meeting with Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a formal meeting with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam did not take place due to “protocol clashes”, and that the relevant team members would be punished, Interfax reports.

    “As for an individual meeting, firstly, it was related to Mr Trump’s work schedule, and my schedule, and certain protocol formalities, which our team was regrettably unable to handle. Well, they will be punished for this,” Putin said.

    “Nothing serious …

  • Russian senator: Trump was not ready to meet with Putin

    Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov commented on Twitter about a meeting held between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at a reception held in honor of the APEC Summit leaders, calling the meeting a “record for brevity”.

    "The meeting between the leaders of Russia and the United States in Da Nang was a record for brevity. Trump was not ready for the talks - he is bound hand and foot," Pushkov said.

    The senator also stressed that the relationship between the US and …

  • Putin connects doping scandal to upcoming elections in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that a doping scandal involving Russian athletes is a ploy by those who accuse Moscow of attempts to influence elections in the United States. According to Putin, this is retaliation from his enemies timed for the run-up to the March elections in Russia.

    The accusation that Russian officials support doping athletes at the state level is an attempt to stage a smear campaign before the upcoming presidential elections, Putin said at his visit to the …

  • Russian Ambassador to the US: At the next meeting Trump and Putin will discuss Syria and North Korea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit where they could discuss the fight against terrorism and conflicts in Syria and North Korea, as stated by Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Antonov, "You don't have to be a politician or a diplomat to understand that the main problem is the fight against international terrorism." Antonov believes that …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump to discuss Syria at next meeting

    Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump’s meeting at the APEC Summit in Vietnam is necessary in order for them to discuss the Syrian problem, said Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, as reported by Interfax.

    Peskov emphasized that in US-Russian relations many matters have accumulated which require discussion by the heads of state. It is thus in the interests of both countries “for both presidents to find an opportunity for more or less prolonged communication”, he remarked.The two presidents will …

  • Profit of Putin’s daughter foundation more than triple in a year

    The National Intellectual Development Foundation, which operates under the trade name “Innopraktika” and belongs to Yekaterina Tikhonova, who is considered by the media to be Putin’s daughter, increased its profits 3.5 times – to 113.9 million rubles ($1.95 million), RBC reports.

    As the foundation explained, this came about due to the realization of research projects.

    The foundation’s net annual profit increased by a factor of 3.5 and thus amounted to 113.9 million rubles (compared to 31.5 …

  • Ovechkin expresses his intention to start a new social movement in support of Putin

    Alexander Ovechkin, the Russian winger of the National Hockey League club Washington Capitals announced that he is creating the "Putin Team" social movement.

     "I'm sure that there are a lot of us who support Vladimir Putin! So, let's unite and show everyone a strong and united Russia! Today, I want to announce that I am creating a social movement called Putin Team," the athlete wrote Instagram. According to him, "only a team is capable of changing the tide of the game." However, the hockey …

  • Putin’s friend to purchase Fontanka news outlet which published revelatory material about him

    Billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin is prepared to buy the news outlet Fontanka, which recently published a series of articles about his activities, reported Novaya Gazeta with reference to its own sources.

    According to the newspaper, the offer to sell Fontanka (and simultaneously Delovoy Peterburg) to Prigozhin was made by people who have no relation to the news outlet “on paper”, but “hold weight in deciding its fate”. As Novaya notes, pressure was exerted “on the level of presidential …

  • Media: Russia may reduce its military presence in Syria

    The Russian authorities are considering the option of reducing the military contingent in Syria, reports Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing its sources.

    According to two military-diplomatic sources, the plan assumes a partial reduction in the equipment from the composite air group at the Khmeimim air base, as well as the departure of a portion of the military contingent from Syria back to their permanent duty stations in Russia.

    However, one of the newspaper's sources said that "in any case, …

  • Kremlin: Putin launched four ballistic missiles during exercises of Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the exercises of the Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces and launched four missiles, as stated by the spokesperson of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    "The Supreme Commander-in-Chief conducted the launch of four ballistic missiles," Peskov said. "During the drills, the interaction of the Strategic Missile Troops, nuclear submarines of the Northern and Pacific Fleets, and long-range aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces was …