Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin demands increase in Russia's military spending

    The draft federal budget for 2021-23 should include additional resources to ensure the country's defense capability, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a video conference meeting, which was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, his deputies, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank, as well as officials of the presidential administration and the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

    The coronavirus epidemic and forced restrictions "literally froze the global economy," Putin …

  • Putin orders snap combat readiness check of Russian troops along Ukrainian border

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a snap inspection of the troops of the Southern and Western military districts on the border with Ukraine, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, as quoted by TASS.

    Shoygu said that, according to Putin's order, a snap inspection will include the troops of the Southern and Western military districts, separate units of the central subordination, airborne troops and marines of the North, Pacific fleets.

    Shoygu also noted that the inspection will …

  • U.S. imposes sanctions against people and companies linked to Putin’s associate Prigozhin

    The U.S. Treasury Department added three Russian individuals and five companies associated with Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin to the sanctions list.

    "Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury took further action as part of ongoing sanctions efforts against financier Evgeny Prigozhin, targeting companies located in Sudan, Hong Kong and Thailand that allowed him to avoid U.S. sanctions. The current bet makers have directly contributed to …

  • Putin postpones his visit to annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a working trip to the annexed Crimea scheduled for July 16 to attend a keel laying ceremony of new Russian warships, said Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    According to Peskov, Putin will instead hold a meeting in Moscow on the upcoming budget process.

    "Today there have been changes in the president's working plans. The previously announced trip to Crimea and participation in the keel laying ceremony of new warships will take place on Monday," …

  • Putin to visit Crimea for keel laying of new Russian warships

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in Kerch on July 16 for a keel laying ceremony for new Russian Navy warships, announced Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    Peskov said that the ceremony will be held at the Crimean shipyard Zaliv (Gulf) where Putin will also meet with its workers.

    On the same day, the new ships will be laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk and at the Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) in St. Petersburg. Peskov noted that the president will speak …

  • ‘Putin’s favorite Syrian warlord’ guarded by Russian special forces

    Syrian Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan was guarded by a Russian soldier during a trip to Raqqa province. The commander of elite Tiger Forces was captured in photos posted on Twitter by ANNA-News.

    As the Telegram channel "Special Purpose Channel" writes, the soldier assigned to al-Hassan is a member of the Russian Special Operations Forces. He is armed with a modified Vityaz submachine gun which is used by the Russian Ministry of Defense, and it is quite rare to see it in Syria, the channel …

  • Adviser of Russian politician close to Putin detained on suspicion of treason

    Ivan Safronov, information policy adviser of the Head of Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has been detained on suspicion of treason, reports TASS news agency, citing Roscosmos’ press service. According to TASS, detention is not related to Safronov’s current work.

    "The press service of the state corporation Roscosmos reports that today the investigative bodies detained the adviser to the director general of the state corporation "Roscosmos, Safronov I.I.," TASS quoted Roscosmos representatives …

  • Putin's nephew becomes head of Russian Anti-Corruption Party

    President Vladimir Putin's nephew Roman Putin has become the head of the People Against Corruption party. The decision was made at the party congress, RIA Novosti reports.

    Roman Putin was elected by secret ballot. "To consider Roman Igorevich Putin elected as chairman and leader of the all-Russian political party "People Against Corruption" for a period of five years," said party chairman Grigory Anisimov after the voiting.

    As a priority task of the party Roman Putin named participation in …

  • Putin announces overhaul of Russian legislation

    Amendments to the Russian Constitution, approved at the popular vote, come into force, announced on Friday, July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    According to the decree signed by Putin and posted on the website of legal information, Russia will start living under the new Basic Law from July 4.

    The Russian Federal Security Service ((FSB) is tasked with ensuring that the amended Constitution is published on the website, the document reads.

    The amendments come into force " …

  • Kadyrov suggests making Putin President for Life

    The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has proposed appointing Vladimir Putin for a presidential term "for life."

    "I have always said that we should elect Vladimir Putin as a president for life. Who can replace him today? There is no such political leader on a global scale. We should be proud of it," Kadyrov said during a meeting of the country's operational headquarters to fight the coronavirus.

    Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, has already commented on …