Contents tagged with Putin

  • Editors at Russian RBC news agency dismissed due to article about 'Putin's palace'

    Several chief edtors of the Russian news agency RBC were dismissed under pressure from Russian authorities, Reuters reported.

    According to Reuter’s source, members of management were forced to resign as a result of the publication of an article entitled "The breeding of the oysters will be started across from 'Putin's Palace' near Gelendzhik."

    The Kremlin has denied the allegations of its involvement in the dismissals. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that RBC is a private information …

  • Turchinov urges the West to abandon its appeasement policy in regards to Russia

    As was stated in the address by the Security and Defense Council’s Secretary Alexander Turchinov, regarding a day of remembrance and reconciliation, he called on "the civilized world" to remember that an aggressor cannot be placated.

    "In the 30’s, when Hitler came to power, he violated the Treaty of Versailles, he started building his military forces... He was allowed to do that. But this was not just swallowed; an appeasement policy was implemented, believing Hitler’s assurances that it was ' …

  • Spain issues arrest warrant for Russian politicians with ties to Putin

    Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for Russian politicians and former officials who are closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These individuals are suspected of being involved in two organized crime groups.

    A list of these suspects was made public by Judge José de la Mata. It includes high-ranking officials who have worked, or who are still working for, Russian law enforcement agencies. It also includes individuals working in the judiciary, business, banking …

  • The Center for the Study of Corruption uncovers embezzlement scheme involving Putin associate

    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) uncovered that cellist Sergei Roldugin, a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had withdrawn funds from the Russian budget and put them into an offshore company. The scheme was uncovered by Sergey Magnitsky, the lawyer of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management.As a result of several operations, in 2008, $230 million was transferred to the account of the company “Delco Networks” registered in the British Virgin Islands, …

  • Anti Corruption Foundation: Russia hid information about property owned by Putin’s son-in-law

    An employee of Russia’s Anti Corruption Foundation, Georgy Alburov, posted a statement on his Facebook page indicating that property registrations belonging to the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kirill Shamanov, have been illegally deleted from the Registry’s database.

    According Alburov, the deleted records list an apartment owned by Kirill Shamanov on Zoologicheskaya Street in Moscow; the records of which have disappeared from the Russian Registration Service. It is also …

  • Putin says informational attacks against him are a reaction to the strengthening of Russia

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, responded again to questions about the disinformation campaign against him and his associates. The question was again posed to him on Monday in Yoshkar-Ola at the All Russia People’s Front forum. Putin said that he considers the journalists’ investigations a reaction of his opponents to the strengthening of Russia.

    “As for media confrontation, I’m used to it. Probably, you have forgotten, but I remember everything. I have heard and seen enough about …

  • Putin and Poroshenko discuss possible prisoner exchange

    In a phone conversation on April 18th between the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agreed to allow the Ukrainian consul general in Rostov to visit Nadiya Savchenko.

    On Poroshenko’s official website, he had urged Moscow to allow Ukrainian or German doctors to see the famous prisoner "due to the worsening health of Nadiya Savchenko." The parties have agreed "about the immediate admission of the consul general of Ukraine in Rostov to Nadiya Savchenko.”

    On …

  • Putin agrees to the deployment of armed OSCE mission to the Donbas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of a deployment of an armed OSCE mission along the contact line. "Recently I had a conversation with Petro Poroshenko: he proposed to strengthen the presence of the OSCE and that the OSCE observers on the contact line should be armed in order to achieve the ceasefire. I think it is the right position, we support it," Putin stated at an open press conference on Thursday, 14 April, as reported by the Ukrainian news.

    According to the Russian …

  • Media: Presidential Q and A session was rehearsed ahead of time with Putin

    According to a report by news agency RBC, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, several hundred participants of a future meeting with the Head of the State gathered for rehearsal and instruction on Tuesday. As a result of the audition, the organizers selected a few dozen people who would ask questions to the President. Some would ask while others would announce the topics prepared in advance by the organizers. The rest explained that they would be present at the meeting as the extras and would not be …

  • Russian opposition leader: Putin's National Guard is a 'power stick'

    The Kremlin wants to protect itself from the "righteous anger" of the Russian people, so it is ready to disperse any protests.

    The opposition leader, Dmytro Demushkin, known in Russia as the leader of several banned nationalist associations and the organizer of the ‘Russian Marches’, commented on the Russian offshore scandal and explained why Vladimir Putin has created a National Guard.

    In an interview with an independent Russian journalist, Oleksandr Sotnyk, Demushkin stated that all Russian …