Contents tagged with Vladimir Putin

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny announces all-Russian protest against pension reform

    On Tuesday August 7, Russian opposition leader and founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) Alexei Navalny announced that he plans to hold an all-Russian protest on September 9, against raising the retirement age.

    On the same day, the election of mayor is to be held in Moscow as well as the election of the constituent heads of the Russian Federation’s subjects in 25 other regions. “There are no restrictions on carrying out protests on Election Day,” Navalny explained. “We want everyone …

  • Putin visits annexed Crimea

    President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea Saturday, August 4th, where he visited the evening-opening of the festival “Opera in Chersonese.” It will take place on the territory of the museum-reserve “Chersonese Tavrichensky” in Sevastopol on August 10-12, reported the press service of the Russian president.

    Putin watched the ballet, and then, with Metropolitan Tikhon visited the Vladimirsky cathedral, where “restoration work continues.”

    Together with Putin, Russian …

  • Estonia launches criminal investigation into money laundering by Putin's associates and Russian FSB

    Estonia begins a criminal investigation against the Estonian branch of Denmark's largest bank, Danske Bank, suspected of money laundering, as stated by the Prosecutor General of the country, Lavly Perling, on Tuesday.

    According to her, the prosecutor's office opened this case after the appeal of the head of the Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, Bill Browder.

    According to the Danish newspaper Berlingske, which in February referred to the report of one of the directors of the bank, …

  • Putin promises Russian Navy 26 new ships this year

    The Russian Navy will acquire 26 new ships in 2018, four of them equipped with Kalibr anti-air missile systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during his Navy Day address in Saint Petersburg on Sunday July 29, Interfax reports.

    “Overall, in 2018 the fleet is scheduled to acquire 26 new ships, boats and vessels, including four ships with Kalibr missile systems,” Putin said during his speech.

    According to the Russian president, since the start of the year, four ships – one anti- …

  • Putin calls for alternative to US dollar

    The dollar’s status as the universal reserve currency “is becoming a problem” for the world economy, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after the BRICS summit in South Africa.

    According to him, the Kremlin “is well aware of what the dollar represents today”. “It is the universal reserve currency. To a greater or lesser degree the euro could aspire to this, but not entirely,” Putin observed.

    The status of the dollar, for which there is no full-fledged substitute, is a …

  • Polish media: Russia wants to swallow Belarus

    Russia is preparing to swallow Belarus. Moscow is demanding increasingly closer integration from Minsk as part of the Union State, and giving energy and financial assistance in exchange. This was discussed in an article by the Polish news outlet Rzeczpospolita.

    Several days ago, the presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, met in Minsk to discuss the foundations of the Union State.

    “We are on the front line. If we don’t hold out for the next few years, we …

  • Kremlin: Putin invited to Washington at the end of the year

    According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin received an invitation to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington later this year. Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s assistant told journalists on Tuesday, July 24 that preparation for this summit has not yet begun.

    According to Ushakov, the Presidents of the two countries agreed on the importance of continuing bilateral contacts during their first official meeting in Helsinki on July 16. "The issue of organizing upcoming meetings wasn't …

  • Putin’s eldest daughter Maria Vorontsova appeared on Russian TV

    The eldest daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Maria Vorontsova, appeared on a TV program on channel “Russia 24.” This is her first appearance on television.

    On July 19th, a TV program which discussed innovations in the field of medicine was aired. One part of the program was given by child endocrinologist, a researcher at the National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology and of the Russian Ministry of Health Maria Vorontsova, whom the media called Putin’s daughter.

    Little …

  • Putin asked to intervene in another war

    Mahdi al-Mashat, leader of the Supreme Political Council of the Houthis, the Shiite rebels in Yemen, sent a telegram to Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking him to help stop the civil war in Yemen, reported the Yemeni news outlet SABA.

    In the message published by the news agency on Thursday, July 19, al-Mashat asked Russia to use its international influence to put an end to the aggression and remove the blockade (the air and sea blockade of Yemen put in place by the Sunni coalition). He …

  • Putin says Russian pension system may collapse

    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin commented for the first time on the bill to increase the retirement age , which had its first reading in the State Duma the day before.

    According to him, to leave the pension system in its current form would be tantamount to “trickery”, because either the system itself will “give out”, or the budget, which is paying for roughly half of its expenses (3.3 trillion rubles out of 7), will.

    “For five pensioners there are six working persons today, and …