President Vladimir Putin has signed a law granting former Russian presidents expanded immunity from prosecution and allowing them to become senators for life in the upper house of Parliament once they leave the Kremlin. The new law follows sweeping reforms of Russia’s political system initiated by Putin this year. Among[…]
Russia’s president met his Syrian counterpart on Tuesday during a surprise visit to the Syrian capital, as the prospect of war between Iran and the United States loomed over the region. President Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in a rare visit to Damascus where the leaders listened to a military[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin raised a few approving eyebrows in Turkey by quoting from the Koran to urge an end to the war in Yemen that has been waged there for years by a coalition of Muslim countries led by Saudi Arabia. Speaking in Ankara on Monday alongside Turkey’s President[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin had called his US counterpart George W. Bush two days before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, warning about an imminent terrorist plot coming from Afghanistan, a former CIA analyst has revealed. The urgent warning coming from the Russian leader is mentioned in the book ‘The Russia Trap:[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will respond in kind if the US withdraws from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Putin’s warning followed US President Donald Trump’s weekend announcement that he intends to opt out of the landmark 1987 nuclear arms control pact – which rid Europe of land-based nuclear missiles – over alleged Russian violations. “If[…]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for “saving” his country and for Russia’s support in Syria. The two heads of state met for talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday. They discussed the fight[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a broad range of updates on Moscow’s foreign policy and relations with major world players as he spoke to international media on the last day of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. Moscow and Ankara are working on restoring their ties, which deteriorated last year[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet in November. Erdogan’s visit to Putin’s hometown of St Petersburg is also his first foreign trip since the failed coup against him[…]
Russia has pushed back the completion date of a showcase multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea by one year, saying the original plan had to be adjusted to take account of the weight of the trains that will cross it. The Kremlin sees the bridge,[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet decided if he will run for president in 2018, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “It’s basically not accepted that one talks about elections two years [before they happen], and it’s still quite a ways until the beginning of election campaigns. I[…]
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