Contents tagged with Vladimir Putin

  • Media: Putin will dismiss 11 regional governors

    In the near future, President Vladimir Putin is going to dismiss between eight and eleven regional heads, as reported by RIA Novosti news agency, citing a source in the Presidential administration.

    It is anticipated that the replacements will be completed by October 10.

    "This will be completed by October 10th. As a result, 8 to 11 governors will be replaced by newly proposed candidates, including those already announced. The number of discharges depends entirely on the President’s decision," …

  • Poroshenko: Russia doesn’t need peace, it needs control

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commented on a recent phone call in the “Normandy Format”. According to him, while talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, he was once again convinced that the Kremlin does not need peace, but control.

    He mentioned this during a speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London.

    “The Russians are not interested in achieving peace. They are interested in gaining control. I felt it again on Monday, when, together with …

  • The Head of the Crimea proposes to make Putin President for Life

    Vladimir Putin should be President for life. The head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov expressed such an opinion during a broadcast on the TV channel "Russia 24", while commenting on his recent statement regarding establishing a monarchy in Russia.

    According to the head of the Republic, he had in mind not a change of the constitutional order, but rather of the authority of the leader. "I have cited certain analogies about the fact that, for example, if our President Vladimir Vladimirovich had been in …

  • Putin: Russia and Ukraine will find a way to end the current crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, while answering questions during a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, said Russia and Ukraine will find a way to end the current crisis, TASS reported.

    "First we were separated and then set against each other. We are partially to blame for that ourselves. Now we are to find a way out of this situation on our own. I am certain that common sense will prevail and we will find a way out,” Putin.

    The Russian President also noted that he is not opposed …

  • Putin: Fear is the reason for the West's negative attitudes toward Russia

    In response to the question of a German journalist, “What is the cause of negative attitude of the West towards you,” Russian President Vladimir Putin explained that the negative attitude of the West towards him is caused by fear. This was the answer given by the Russian President to the question posed by the German documentary film-maker Hubert Seipel.

    The story Das ist Putin of the New Russian Sensations program was released on the 8th of October on the website of NTV Channel. The story …

  • Poll: Russians are becoming less sympathetic towards Putin

    Residents of Russia have become less sympathetic to Vladimir Putin, but continue to treat him with confidence, according to a study conducted by the Levada Center and published on their website on Monday, August 8, 2016.

    According to the researchers, in July of this year, 29% of respondents said that they have a sympathetic attitude towards Putin. In March 2016, 30% of the population agreed with this sentiment and in March, 2015, 37%. The people of Russia had the greatest sympathy for the …

  • Putin: Russia's old economic resources are no longer enough

    According Vladimir Putin, economic growth in Russia will not resume by itself, and the country needs to look for new sources of economic stability. The Russian President said this at a meeting of the Presidium of the Economic Council, which was held for the first time in two years, Rosbalt reported.

    "I consider it necessary to emphasize once again: economic growth will not resume by itself. If we do not find new sources of growth, the dynamics of the GDP will be somewhere around zero," Putin …

  • Shinzo Abe to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Radio Svoboda reported.

    According to the Kremlin, Abe will arrive on May 6th and will discuss economic cooperation with Putin. The two leaders are also expected to discuss international issues.

    The Japanese and Russian Foreign Ministers held talks two weeks ago.

    The meeting between Abe and Putin is viewed as a step towards improving bilateral relations between Russia and Japan, which have …

  • Putin and Obama hold 'intense discussion'

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held "an intense discussion" on Monday on Syria and Ukraine, White House spokesman Josh Earnest stated.

    According to the Kremlin press service, the two sides agreed to "keep boosting the coordinated effort of the two countries in Syria, including through secret services and defense agencies… With this aim additional measures will be worked out for prompt reaction to the existing violation of the ceasefire regime.”

    The Presidents …

  • Putin: The publication of the Panama Papers is an attempt to destabilize Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first comments on the investigation of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, calling it “nonsense”, Dozhd reported.

    “The publication of the ‘Panama Papers’ is an attempt to destabilize the situation in the country,” Putin stated. “The easiest way to do this is to motivate people to distrust the authorities.”

    The International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) recently published a report highlighting the ways in which …