Contents tagged with Peskov

  • 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. …

  • Peskov speaks of problems in prisoner exchange between Ukraine and separatist republics

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has spoken of issues in the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the two unrecognized republics, the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).  "There are many problems that complicate the exchange itself," TASS reports.

     “The leaders of the unrecognized republics, [while] agreeing in general with this initiative (by Medvedchuk), noted that all details of the exchange with Kyiv still need to be agreed upon. And …

  • Peskov reports 60 false bomb threats on Putin's motorcade route in St. Petersburg

    The President’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has said that more than 60 false calls were received on Friday reporting 50 explosive devices laid along the route of the Russian president’s motorcade to St. Petersburg.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin visited St. Petersburg on Friday, where he took part in a Cultural Forum and met with cultural figures.

    "Approximately 60 calls were received, which reported approximately 50 explosive devices laid in various facilities, including along the way …

  • Navalny’s Anti-corruption fund publishes report on wealth of the son of Putin’s press secretary Peskov

    The Anti-corruption Foundation, headed by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, published an investigation into Nikolai Choles, the son of Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president.

    Choles is Peskov’s son from his first marriage. He lived in the UK but arrived in Russia in 2011-2012. Since then, this son of an influential father has led the life of a millionaire. He goes horse riding, drives expensive cars and travels by private planes.

    The press secretary’s heir …

  • Peskov: Lavrov gave a message to Trump from Putin

    Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president's press secretary, said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during his visit to Washington, conveyed a message from President Vladimir Putin to U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian news agency TASS reported.

    “Absolutely,” Peskov said in answer to the question from journalists about whether Lavrov brought a message from Putin when he met with the American leader.

    The Kremlin’s representative explained that “the contact [between Lavrov and Tillerson] …

  • According to Putin's financial disclosure, he makes less money than his press secretary

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin earned 8,858,432 rubles (157,243 USD) in 2016, as indicated on Putin's financial disclosure, published on April 14th on the Kremlin's website.

    Compared to the previous year, the President's income declined by about 33,000 rubles (586 USD). In 2015, Putin's income amounted to 8,891,777 (157, 835 USD).

    However, Putin's Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, in 2016 earned 12.8 million rubles (227,000 USD). The income of Peskov’s wife, ice skater Tatiana Navka, …