I am doing okay, says Putin about personal life
I am doing okay, says Putin about personal life

 Russian President Vladimir Putin says his family life is doing well, when visiting wire service journalists asked him about his personal life.

Vladimir Putin's confrontation with West ''artificial'': Khodorkovsky

 Russian President Vladimir Putin`s confrontation with the West is "artificial" and aimed at protecting Russia`s ruling elite and distracting attention from a corrupt system, a former Russian oil tycoon said on Wednesday.

Putin meets Erdogan for closed-door talks
Putin meets Erdogan for closed-door talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday met Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks expected to touch on energy issues and the Syria crisis, Russian news agencies reported.

Putin makes anti-sanctions case in Italy

Vladimir Putin took his case against international sanctions to Italy on Wednesday, claiming they would cost Italian companies a billion euros and insisting he was committed to a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis.

History becomes a weapon in Russia-West rift over Ukraine

History has become a weapon in Russia`s battle with the West over Ukraine as President Vladimir Putin looks increasingly to the past to whip up patriotism and rally support.

Putin says Russia ready to re-build relations with EU

 Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready and willing to fully re-establish its relations with the European Union while meeting with his Czech counterpart, Milos Zeman.

Pussy Riot take on `Russian leader` in new 'House of Cards' series

Two members of Pussy Riot punk rock band who served jail time for a stunt slamming President Vladimir Putin have once again struck out at the Russian leader. 

Festival of Russian music, ballet, puppet theatre starts Monday
Festival of Russian music, ballet, puppet theatre starts Monday

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's India visit next month, people in the national capital and select cities will be able to feast on an array of Russian music, dance and theatre with performances by internationally renowned groups.

Russian hacking attack takes aim at leadership in Moscow

 A hacker targeted a Russian regional parliament`s website on Tuesday with a statement berating authorities in Moscow and declaring the southern Volga region`s Astrakhan province was leaving the Russian Federation.

Russia to ban US, EU food imports as Putin orders sanctions retaliation

Russia will ban all imports of US food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.

Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border

Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine`s border grew today ahead of a visit by NATO`s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels.

Putin says `all the right things` to Australia PM over MH17

Russian President Vladimir Putin said "all the right things" in a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who Monday demanded he back his words with action over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Putin `will help recover bodies, black boxes`: Dutch PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday, promised Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that he will help retrieve bodies and black boxes from the Ukrainian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17.

Russia`s Putin tells Obama he wants better ties: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day.

Russian lawmakers back harsh regulation of bloggers

Russian lawmakers today passed draconian legislation that cracks down on the content of popular blogs, forcing top bloggers to adhere to laws similar to those for mass media.

India, Russia to sign 5 agreements; Kudankulam pact unlikely

India`s plans to wrap up a quick nuclear deal with Russia on the setting up of two new units at Kudankulam have received a jolt with a commercial agreement on it unlikely to be signed here on Monday during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s talks with President Vladimir Putin as legal hitches appear to have cropped up over the liability law.

Manmohan Singh arrives in Russia, border dispute top on agenda

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday arrived here on the first leg of a two-nation visit, during which he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership.

PM leaves tomorrow on a visit to Russia, China

Manmohan Singh, who will be paying an official visit to Moscow, will be participating in the 14th annual summit with Russian President Vladmir Putin on Monday, his fifth in Moscow.

US lawmakers plead with Putin, Obama on pending adoptions

Lawmakers have appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Prez Barack Obama, to allow pending US adoptions of Russian children to go through.

Vladimir Putin sacks defence minister

President Vladimir Putin relieved Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov of his duties Tuesday, and appointed Sergei Shoigu as his replacement.