Tag: Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin ally meets India’s Modi in New Delhi

March 29 – A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss the two countries’ “mutual interests”, Russian news agencies reported. Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s influential Security Council, was in India for a meeting of […]

Putin sets partial military call-up, won’t ‘bluff’ on nukes

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists in Russia on Wednesday, risking a deeply unpopular step that follows a string of humiliating setbacks for his troops nearly seven months after invading Ukraine. It’s the first call-up in Russia since World War II […]

India’s Modi tells Putin: Now is not an era of war

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 16 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that now was not a time for war, directly assailing the Kremlin chief in public over the nearly seven-month-long conflict in Ukraine. Locked in a confrontation with the West over the […]

Putin pays tribute to Gorbachev but won’t attend his funeral

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev but will not attend the late former Soviet leader’s funeral, a decision reflecting the Kremlin’s ambivalence about Gorbachev’s legacy. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that prior to departing for a working trip to Russia’s westernmost […]

Russia backs China over ‘provocative’ Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Summary Russia: Pelosi trip is provocative Russia says U.S. trying to pressure Beijing Russia: we support China LONDON, Aug 2 – Russia backed China on Tuesday over an expected visit to Taiwan by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, warning Washington that such a provocative trip would […]

Putin in Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey

TEHRAN, Iran — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Iran for a visit intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine. In only his second trip abroad since Russian tanks rolled […]

Putin promises Belarus Iskander-M missiles to counter “aggressive” West

Summary This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, June 25 – Russia will supply Belarus with Iskander-M missile systems within a few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a televised meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on […]

Putin ready to deliver gas, discuss prisoner swap, Austria’s chancellor says

ZURICH, May 27 – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Russian President Vladimir Putin told him on a telephone call on Friday that Moscow would meet its natural gas delivery commitments and was ready to discuss a prisoner swap with Ukraine. He made the comments to reporters after the […]

Putin likens opponents to ‘gnats,’ signaling new repression

NEW YORK — Facing stiff resistance in Ukraine and crippling economic sanctions at home, Russian President Vladimir Putin is using language that recalls the rhetoric from Josef Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s. Putin’s ominous speech on Wednesday likened opponents to “gnats” who try to weaken the country […]

EXPLAINER: Why would world leaders balk at giving Putin DNA?

If knowledge is power, knowing the intimate secrets of one’s DNA could be a powerful weapon. That might explain why the world leaders who hastened to Moscow in recent days for diplomatic talks seemed to balk at Russian-administered coronavirus tests. But this may be a case where imagination […]

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