Contents tagged with Putin

  • Russian citizens protest against 'garbage reform'

    On Sunday 3 February, protesters rallied in dozens of Russian cities against the so-called “garbage reform” and the domestic waste landfills, all under the slogan “Russia is not a dump”.

    The protest organizers, which include the citizen initiative “Svobodny Sever” (“Free North”), claim that rallies were organized in more than 20 Russian regions. The portal MBKh Media reports that there were protests in 53 cities in 32 regions, including major cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg and much …

  • Russia accuses the US of producing medium-range missiles, publishes satellite images of missile manufacturing facility

    Russian Defense Ministry stated that the USA government is allegedly going to manufacture medium-range missiles in the state of Arizona. The Ministry published a satellite image on its Twitter page which allegedly shows the US missile manufacturing facility. 

    “According to data available at the Russian Ministry of Defense, even before accusing Russia of violating the INF treaty, the United States started preparations for the production of medium and shorter-range missiles two years ago,” the …

  • Anniversary of Crimea's annexation will be celebrated for three days in Moscow

    The fifth anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea will be celebrated in Moscow with a three-day festival called the “Crimean Spring,” reported the website of Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. According to the information provided on the website, the festival will take place from March 16 to 18. Other details, including the schedule and places of the events are not specified.

    Earlier, the Crimean authorities subordinate to the Kremlin published the plan of the events devoted to the celebration. …

  • China calls on Russia to resolve its missile conflict with the USA through dialogue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Russia's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty or INF. The United States has already begun its withdrawal from this treaty that was established in 1987.

    “The USA's withdrawal from the INF treaty will lead to serious negative consequences,” said spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Geng Shuang, the Ministry's press service reports. Geng expressed Beijing’s regrets that on February …

  • Putin announces Russia’s withdrawal from intermediate-range nuclear missile treaty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will also pull out from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the TASS news agency reports.

    “We will act in the following way. Our response will be a mirror [response]. Our American partners announced that they are stopping their participation in the treaty, we will also stop. They announced that they are engaging in scientific research and development operations, we will do the same thing,” Putin said during a meeting …

  • Israel: Russia turns against Iran in Syria

    Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yoav Galant announced at the end of January that his government had achieved diplomatic success. He said that Jerusalem has a plan to squeeze the Iranian military out of Syria, and that Israel can count on Russia’s support in this.

    The Israeli minister observed that the close collaboration between Moscow and Tehran is coming to an end.

    While Russia had to fight against the Syrian anti-government formations, Moscow treated Iran and its allies from …

  • Putin: Russia reserves the right ‘to protect freedom of religion’ in Ukraine

    Russia does not interfere in church affairs in Ukraine but “reserves the right to protect freedom of religion”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Interfax reported.

    Putin said that there is actually a struggle for power, as well as speculations and cheap politics in the context of church affairs. He expressed regret that the Constantinople Patriarchate has been involved in the …

  • President Dodon: Putin agreed to allow supply of Moldovan goods to Russia through Ukraine

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced that he had reached an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin to supply Moldovan goods to Russia through Ukraine starting on January 31.

    “I think this is the most important agreement that all our producers have been waiting for because all producers of wine, canned food and other products from the Republic of Moldova were subject to these restrictions from January 1. Today we have solved this, and I think it is a great achievement,” the Moldovan …

  • Tokyo: establishing US military bases in the Kuril Islands is only possible with Japan’s consent

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that if the South Kuril Islands are handed over to Japan, the creation of US military bases on those islands will be possible only after Tokyo gives its consent, RIA Novosti reported, citing Kyodo News Agency.

    The United States has the right to establish military bases in Japan. However, in the case of the Kuril Islands, the deployment location must be coordinated with the Japanese government, Abe stated. 

    Meanwhile, Abe gave no answer to journalists’ …

  • Kremlin : Japan's support for sanctions against Russia is an obstacle to signing the peace treaty

    The Press Secretary to the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said that one of the obstacles to signing a peace treaty is that Japan actively supports the sanctions against Russia, Interfax reports.

    “They support the sanctions and this is one of the questions and one of the situations that prevents us from signing the peace treaty,” Peskov noted during the program “Moscow.Kremlin.Putin” on channel Russia-1.

    He recalled that last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to sign the peace …