Contents tagged with Peskov

  • Kremlin reports on Putin-Merkel talks in Germany

    Russian Presidential Press-Secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Russian BBC service the key points of the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leaders met on Saturday, August 18, at the Schloss Meseberg in Germany. This was Putin’s first first visit to Germany since 2014.

    The negotiations reportedly lasted three hours. Putin and Merkel spoke for a long time face to face in the residence park. The leaders did not give a press conference at the end …

  • Putin announces Russian foreign policy change

    At a meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday, July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that foreign policy should be more economically-oriented to match the rising tide of protectionism on the world stage, TASS reports.

    According to Putin, the principle of competition and openness in global trade is becoming more frequently replaced by protectionism, economic benefit and expediency, by ideological conjuncture and political …

  • Putin congratulates Trump on U.S. Independence Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to his American colleague Donald Trump on the United States’ Independence Day, stated Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reported TASS.

    The meeting between Trump and Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, in accordance with what the leaders agreed upon. Trump said that they will discuss the issue of Russian interference in the U.S. election. He also said that they will discuss Ukraine and Syria. When asked if the …

  • Peskov: Putin works regardless of ratings

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is pragmatic about changes in his ratings, he carries on doing his job without looking at these indicators, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

    “I would not want to exaggerate. Undoubtedly, the government’s initiative with respect to the pension reform is an extremely socially significant and socially prominent topic. It will be subject to further scrupulous clarification,” Peskov replied, when asked whether the Kremlin is concerned about …

  • Peskov: Putin’s statement on consequences of 'Kyiv provocation' during World Cup needs no explanation

    The statement made by Russian President Vladimir Putin that there will be “severe consequences” if there is “provocation from Kyiv” during the 2018 World Cup needs no clarification, Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said during a press conference on Wednesday, June 13.

    “President Putin sets out his thoughts extremely clearly, and says what he means. What was said is quite straightforward,” Peskov responded when asked to explain what Putin meant.

    In a broadcast of the Direct Line TV show …

  • Putin's Press Secretary Peskov: There are no oligarchs in Russia

    Press Secretary to the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the time when there were oligarchs in the country has passed.

    “We consider the phrase ‘Russian oligarch’ to be inappropriate. It has been a long time since there were oligarchs in Russia. There are no oligarchs in Russia,” he said.

    The representative of the Kremlin made this remark when a reporter asked him to comment on the fact that several oligarchs from Putin’s inner circle were invited to the U.S. for questioning.

    “You …

  • Peskov: newly elected Putin is different from the previous one

    Vladimir Putin, as the new president of Russia, has a clear vision of the country's future development and is different from Putin that the voters have been accustomed to see, said Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary of the Russian President, on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

    "The new Putin is a combination of whom we know and around whom we unite. He understands what we need in the future. His vision is much broader than of an average voter, and therefore he has an overwhelming support. People know …

  • Kremlin: Russia will continue to develop new advanced weapons

    Viktor Bondarev, the Head of the Council of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, told RIA Novosti that Russia will continue to develop advanced weapons, despite the reduction of the defense budget.

    Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President's Press Secretary, said earlier in an interview with RT that Russia's defense budget would be reduced. In five years Russia is planned to spend less than 3% of GDP on defense purposes.

    Bondarev said that "This won’t affect the financing of the …

  • Putin says his spokesman 'sometimes talks nonsense'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that sometimes he does not understand his press secretary Dmitry Peskov, whose statements are considered to be the official position of the Kremlin.

    During an interview with the American channel NBC, Putin was asked to comment on statements by Andrei Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in Information Security that appeared to confirm Russian interference in the American elections. Putin …

  • Putin’s press secretary speaks of Russian President’s unofficial contacts with Poroshenko

    A number of President Vladimir Putin’s meetings and contacts, even with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, are not of a non-public nature, stated Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov on the program “Actors with Nailya Asker-Zade” which was broadcast on Rossiya 1 on Sunday.

    According to Peskov, the president’s “intense workday” is not limited to the “dozens” of meetings, press conferences and talks which end up in the media.

    “It is much more intense and thoughtful than can be seen on TV. …