President Vladimir Putin

Russia test-fires Kinzhal hypersonic missile, the 'ideal weapon'

Russia test-fires Kinzhal hypersonic missile, the 'ideal weapon'

Putin said the missile flies at 10 times the speed of the sound and can overcome air-defence systems

Mar 12, 2018, 07:29 AM IST

Putin says US plotted doping scandal to swing Russian vote

Putin has not said whether he will contest the March election but few analysts say they believe he will pass up the chance to extend his Kremlin term to 2024.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:37 AM IST

Protesters rally across Russia on Putin's 65th birthday

Police allowed demonstrators in Moscow to rally near the Kremlin yesterday in an apparent desire to avoid marring Putin's birthday with a crackdown.

Oct 08, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
Russia detains dozens at protest supporting Rohingya

Russia detains dozens at protest supporting Rohingya

"Our brothers are being detained! Why are Muslims always to blame, why are they detaining us?" one protester shouted.

Sep 10, 2017, 20:02 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Xiamen to attend BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Xiamen to attend BRICS Summit

During his two day visit, Modi is also expected to hold a series of bilateral meetings including with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other BRICS leaders.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
President Donald Trump thanks Russian President Vladimir Putin  for expelling US embassy staff

President Donald Trump thanks Russian President Vladimir Putin for expelling US embassy staff

Bedminster , Aug 11 (AFP) President Donald Trump has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the US embassy in Moscow to slash its staff -- boasting that this would cut payroll costs.

Aug 11, 2017, 06:42 AM IST
Russian vote meddling led to 'serious mistrust': Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Russian vote meddling led to 'serious mistrust': Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Donald Trump has played down the allegations, but the ongoing controversy cast a pall over already tense ties, which most recently saw President Vladimir Putin order the US diplomatic mission in Moscow cut 755 personnel.

Aug 07, 2017, 11:39 AM IST
Putin reacts to US sanctions, says 755 US diplomats 'must leave'

Putin reacts to US sanctions, says 755 US diplomats 'must leave'

The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washington cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 -- the same number Moscow has in the US.

Jul 30, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

Western sanctions made Russia stronger, says Putin

The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging package of sanctions that targets key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyberattacks.

Jun 15, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover

Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a "crime".

Mar 18, 2017, 18:35 PM IST
Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin corrected him: "Russia's borders don't end anywhere," before adding: "That is a joke."

Nov 24, 2016, 21:35 PM IST
Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

The Russian parliament had previously approved the legislation. 

Oct 31, 2016, 20:34 PM IST
Russia plans $1 billion in India joint fund, to pump $500 million in Indian infrastructure space

Russia plans $1 billion in India joint fund, to pump $500 million in Indian infrastructure space

 In a first, Moscow has agreed to pump in USD 500 million into the Indian infrastructure space, along with an equal investment by the newly formed National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF), to form a USD 1 billion 'Russian Indian Investment Fund'.

Oct 15, 2016, 11:14 AM IST
President Putin ratifies deal on indefinite Russian air group deployment in Syria

President Putin ratifies deal on indefinite Russian air group deployment in Syria

Putin in August asked lawmakers to ratify the deal, which grants Russian forces immunity from prosecution in Syria.

Oct 14, 2016, 13:48 PM IST
After Putin cancels visit, Hollande says would meet `any time` on Syria

After Putin cancels visit, Hollande says would meet `any time` on Syria

President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to Paris, the Kremlin said today, but remains open to meeting Francois Hollande when the French leader is ready.

Oct 11, 2016, 16:54 PM IST
Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

The nationwide election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen the country seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, plunge into its worst standoff with the West since the Cold War and start a military operation in Syria.

Sep 18, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

'Putin, Kerry did not discuss military cooperation in Syria'

President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry did not discuss direct military cooperation in Syria during talks aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in the war-torn country, the Kremlin said today.

Jul 15, 2016, 15:06 PM IST
Russia will consider steps to end threats from US in Europe

Russia will consider steps to end threats from US in Europe

Putin spoke after a US anti-missile defence system in Romania aimed at protecting NATO members from threats by "rogue" nations became operational on Thursday.

May 13, 2016, 22:47 PM IST

Russian court throws out lawsuit against Putin

On Thursday anti-corruption crusader Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against Putin, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by the president`s son-in-law.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:38 PM IST
Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: Report

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky may seek UK asylum: Report

Former oil tycoon and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is considering to apply for political asylum in the UK.

Dec 24, 2015, 09:46 AM IST