Contents tagged with Putin

  • Michael McFaul: Putin is the main winner in the Brexit vote

    Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote on Twitter that the main winner of Brexit is Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “Shocked by Brexit vote! Losers: EU, UK, US, those that believe in utility of a strong, united, democratic Europe. Winners: Putin,” McFaul tweeted.

    The former Ambassador also congratulated the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the head of the Duma Committee on International Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, saying it was …

  • Putin: The West could have prevented World War II

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the West could have prevented World War II if it had responded to the Soviet Union’s proposal on collective defense in time, as reported by Russian Interfax news agency.

    “The main lesson of the past war is that it could have been prevented. The uncontrolled Nazis and their accomplices needed to be firmly restrained. This did not happen,” Putin said this while speaking before the State Duma.

    According to Putin, the West had rejected direct …

  • Peskov: Putin has no time in his schedule to meet with Nuland

    Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have time in his schedule to meet with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, according to the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, as reported by the Russian RIA Novosti news agency,

    “In the President’s schedule there is not such a meeting," Peskov said.

    The Press Service of the US Department of State previously reported that Nuland will visit Moscow and Kiev. In Moscow she is planning to meet with Russian government …

  • Russian authorities sentenced a man for selfie near a cottage of 'Putin's friend'

    Dmitry Golovin was arrested and sentenced to 10 days in prison for taking a selfie near the Strela recreation complex in Divnomorskoye. According to local residents, the complex, which houses a luxury sanatorium, is owned by Russian politician,Alina Kabaeva.

    Golovin, a scientist, and his girlfriend, Inga, used a quadcopter to assist them in taking the picture. A member of the Federal Political Committee, Sergei Mitrokhin, has demanded that Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the head of the …

  • Merkel to meet with Putin before NATO Summit

    As reported on the 19th of June by several German newspapers and sources in the German Government, Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a resumption of the peace process in eastern Ukraine.

    According to the media, "ideally", the new meeting will be held before the NATO summit on July 8-9th.

    The media reports specified that a "preparatory" meeting in the Normandy format was held this week where such issues as the restoration of the "frozen" …

  • Putin hopes that next US President will cooperate with Russia

    During the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that a sense of responsibility would urge the next U.S. President to cooperate with Russia and create a safe atmosphere in the world” .

    Putin did not share his opinion of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for U.S. President. However, earlier, when speaking about succession in the U.S.A., the Russian president referred to the proverb “husband and wife live …

  • Putin announces plan to create new economic union with China

    During his opening speech at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a new Euro-Asian Economic Union is being planned. The Union will include China as one of its members, as reported by the Russian news portal.

    “In June together with China we are planning to establish a vast Euro-Asian partnership,” Putin stated. He didn’t disclose any specific details of this partnership.

    At the same time Putin called on all Russian partners in the already …

  • Putin says the US is the world's only superpower

    The Russian president called the US the only superpower nowadays. He made the statement on Friday, June 17 at the St. Petersburg international economic forum.

    “The US is a great country, probably the only superpower in the world at this moment. We accept this. We are ready and willing to work wih the USA,” Putin said.

    According to Putin, the world needs “such a powerful country... And we need it too. But we don’t need them to constantly interfere with our affairs, teach us how to live, …

  • Shoygu announces surprise inspection of Russian Armed Forces

    The Russian Minister of Defense, Army General Sergey Shoygu reported at an extraordinary meeting on the 14th of June that Vladimir Putin announced a sudden check of the country’s armed forces. The Ministry’s press service revealed that it would last until the 22nd of June.

    “The regular sudden check has started for assessment of combat and mobilization readiness, beginning 7:00 AM, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, …

  • Estonian PM: Putin holds the key to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements

    Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated in an interview with Die Welt that the key to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements is in Putin’s hands. "The restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity is an integral part of the Minsk agreements. But obviously, this is not happening,” he noted.

    Rõivas emphasized that "It is Putin who is holding the key for this [implementation of the Minsk Agreements]. In my view, Russia should take two steps back if they want to continue to sit at the …