Contents tagged with Putin

  • 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 …

  • Putin: Western media wants to 'belittle and suppress' Russia's operation in Syria

    “The western mass media reported almost nothing about the progress of the Russian army in the fight against international terrorism as they are interested in 'belittling' our success in Syria,” Russian President Vladimir Putin declared at a meeting with journalists within a media forum of regional mass media in St. Petersburg, as reported by a Rosbalt correspondent.

    "It is clear why it is so. At first they spoke about the need to isolate Russia then realized that it is impossible as the …

  • Report: $2 billion in offshore accounts linked to Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle has developed a network of secret offshore companies that possess at least $2 billion in funds that were withdrawn from Russia as stated in the Panama Papers investigation, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) on Sunday, April 3rd. The organization includes, among others, three German media outlets; Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, NDR TV-channel and the magazine Stern.

    According to the journalists’ …

  • Putin announces military conscription for 155,000 Russians

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on conscription of 155,000 citizens liable for military service. This is reported on the official web portal of legal information of the Russian Federation.

    "To be implemented from April 1 to July 15, 2016, the conscription of Russian citizens between the ages of 18 to 27 years, that are not in reserve and are liable to ... conscription, numbering 155 thousand people," says the statement.

    In the Spring of 2015, 150,000 people were called up for …

  • Rzeczpospolita: Putin's allies have lost billions of dollars due to sanctions

    The publication wrote that Timchenko had lost about four billion dollars and Rotenberg, about three billion.

    During the two years that sanctions have been imposed by the EU and the U.S. against Russia due to the war against Ukraine, friends of President Vladimir Putin have lost billions of dollars.

    Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported this issue, adding that Gennady Timchenko, who is “number one” in all the “blacklists” of the West is the most affected by the economic pressure. Before the …

  • Putin backs Kadyrov to stay on as head of Chechnya

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Ramzan Kadyrov as the acting head of the Chechen Republic.

    "On the fifth of April, your term will expire," the head of the state said to Kadyrov. "Based on what has been done in recent years for the Chechens, for the inhabitants of the republic, first of all, and as a derivative for the whole Russia, I have signed a decree today appointing you acting head of the Chechen Republic, with your further success, hopefully, in the elections …