Vladamir Putin

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump won't meet in Europe when Putin visits France

The travel plans of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will not overlap when Putin travels to France next week, the Kremlin said on Friday.

May 26, 2017, 15:56 PM IST
Panama Papers: 'Have done nothing wrong', world leaders, celebrities hit back

Panama Papers: 'Have done nothing wrong', world leaders, celebrities hit back

Among those named by the ICIJ and fellow media groups for their offshore dealings are relatives of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.

Apr 05, 2016, 19:00 PM IST
Russia, United States agree to speed up Syria peace effort

Russia, United States agree to speed up Syria peace effort

Speaking after a four-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Moscow and Washington would try in the next few days to nudge Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to "make the right decision" about committing fully to peace talks.

Mar 25, 2016, 06:11 AM IST
Vladamir Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia

Vladamir Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia

President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to lend an additional USD 3 billion to Ukraine to help the ex-Soviet country pay off its debt to Russia.

Oct 13, 2015, 23:24 PM IST

BRICS bank to finance energy projects from next year: Vladamir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a new BRICS bank would become fully operational and finance energy projects next year as emerging markets attempt to challenge the Western-dominated financial system.

Jul 09, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

Russia President Vladamir Putin woos China before BRICS summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government courted Beijing on Wednesday before a BRICS summit, playing down a stock market plunge in China and proposing better terms for investors from Beijing.

Jul 09, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

BRICS summit gives Putin a chance to show Russia not isolated

The BRICS emerging economies will launch a development bank at a summit this week which President Vladimir Putin hopes will help reduce Western dominance of world financial institutions and show Moscow is not isolated.

Jul 06, 2015, 21:09 PM IST

Vladamir Putin tells Alexis Tsipras supports Greek people to `overcome difficulties`

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras he supported Greeks in overcoming the "difficulties" they faced after their resounding `No` to creditors` bailout terms, the Kremlin said.

Jul 06, 2015, 20:50 PM IST

World Bank improves outlook of Russia`s battered economy

The World Bank on Monday said it saw some improvement in Russia`s battered economy, predicting it would shrink by 2.7 percent this year and return to growth of 0.7 percent in 2016.

Jun 01, 2015, 21:06 PM IST

IMF sees less pessimistic outlook for Russian economy

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday announced a less pessimistic forecast for Russia`s economy, predicting no more than 3.4 percent contraction in 2015 and emergence from recession in 2016.

May 21, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

Vladamir Putin takes 10% salary cut in crisis-hit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he was cutting his salary by 10 percent as well as the earnings of several top government officials, as the country`s economy reels from the collapse of the ruble.

Mar 06, 2015, 17:44 PM IST
Obama warns Putin ahead of Ukraine peace talks

Obama warns Putin ahead of Ukraine peace talks

US President Barack Obama called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, urging him to embrace a negotiated solution.

Feb 11, 2015, 02:35 AM IST

Barack Obama delays Ukraine arms decision

US President Barack Obama on Monday agreed to hold off a controversial decision on sending arms to Ukraine until German-led efforts to broker a ceasefire with Russia are given a chance.

Feb 10, 2015, 03:28 AM IST

US considering arming Ukraine with lethal weapons: Barack Obama

The US is examining the possibility of arming Ukraine with "lethal defensive weapons" President Barack Obama said today but insisted that no decision in this regard had been made yet.

Feb 10, 2015, 01:15 AM IST

West presses Putin to back `last-chance` Ukraine peace bid

Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine, warning both sides a new Franco-German peace drive may be a "last chance" to stop all-out war.

Feb 08, 2015, 04:27 AM IST

Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms

Ukraine's president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators have sought momentum for a deal to stem the fighting at Europe's edge.

Feb 08, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Unipolar world unacceptable to Russia: Vladamir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that his country would never accept a unipolar world.

Feb 08, 2015, 04:14 AM IST

Russia's Vladamir Putin says will not wage war on anyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday Russia did not plan to wage war on anyone although a world order where one leader tells others what they can do would not suit Moscow.

Feb 08, 2015, 01:12 AM IST

German, French leaders in Kremlin for tense Ukraine talks

The leaders of France and Germany flew to Moscow on Friday in a last-ditch effort to negotiate a peace deal for Ukraine, but expectations of a breakthrough were low after gains on the battlefield by pro-Russian rebels.

Feb 07, 2015, 01:14 AM IST

Vladamir Putin has Asperger's syndrome: Pentagon study

A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, giving him a need to exert "extreme control" when faced with crises, according to the report released Thursday.

Feb 06, 2015, 03:25 AM IST

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