Contents tagged with Vladimir Putin

  • 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 …

  • Putin: Operation in Syria cost Russia $485 million

    Russia’s military action in Syria has cost about 33 billion rubles ($485 million), according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The military operation in Syria, of course, required certain spending but the main part was from Defense Ministry’s resources - around 33 billion rubles. This was included in the ministry’s 2015 budget for holding drills and military training. We just redirected these resources for supporting the group in Syria," Putin said on Thursday.

    On March 14th, Putin …

  • Putin announces withdrawal of ‘main part’ of Russian forces from Syria

    Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of the main part of Russian forces from Syria, as reported by TASS.

    During a meeting at the Kremlin, Putin said that the pullout would start on Tuesday, March 15th.

    "I believe that the tasks assigned to the Ministry of Defense, as a whole, were met. Therefore, I order to begin withdrawing the main part of our military factions of the Syrian Arab Republic starting tomorrow," Putin stated.

    The comments come amid new peace talks in Geneva aimed at …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence suggests Putin may attend Russian military exercise in Crimea

    According to a representative of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit the Crimea to attend the Caucasus 2016 military exercise, as reported by Glavnoe.

    The SBU’s representative said that Putin may even participate in certain activities during the military drills.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu is also expected to travel to the occupied Peninsula for Caucasus 2016.

    As stated by Shoygu last month, “allow me to focus on preparations for the …

  • Bavarian Minister-President visits Moscow to 'restore normal relations' with Russia

    At a reception held by Russian President Valdimir Putin, Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer said that he would make an effort to restore normal relations with Russia.  He had previously stated that the Bavarian economy is suffering due to sanctions placed against Russia.

    Seehofer is also the head of the Christian Social Union party (CSU).  He viewed his visit to Moscow as a step towards achieving these normal relations with Russia.  “We wholeheartedly wish to contribute to the …