Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

Jan 26, 2016

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

A senior U.S. Treasury official has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC program that aired Monday. The U.S. government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not ...

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

Jan 3, 2016

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the West have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” ...

NATO backs Turkey as U.S. says errant Russian missiles hit Iran

Oct 9, 2015

NATO backs Turkey as U.S. says errant Russian missiles hit Iran

NATO is prepared to step up support for Turkey and warned Russia against escalating its campaign in neighboring Syria, as U.S. officials said some Russian missiles intended to hit Syrian rebels fell short, landing in Iran. The events on Thursday underscored the worsening of ...

Putin praises Russian military, says modernization to continue

Dec 20, 2014

Putin praises Russian military, says modernization to continue

Boasting about the Russian military’s capability, President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to continue an ambitious weapons modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. The move came amid Russia’s escalating standoff with the West. Speaking at a meeting with Russia’s top military ...

Ukraine, Russia chiefs to meet in bid to save truce

Oct 12, 2014

Ukraine, Russia chiefs to meet in bid to save truce

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday said he will meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin this week as Kiev reported rebel attacks have subsided, signaling the possibility of rescuing a truce in the six-month conflict. Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military in the eastern ...

Crimea welcomed 'home'

Mar 19, 2014

Crimea welcomed 'home'

On March 16, Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and become a part of Russia. While the politicians exchange their statements and the West prepares economic sanctions against Russia, the people are expressing themselves on social media

Dec 21, 2013

Russia starts pumping oil at Arctic rig raided by Greenpeace

Russia’s state-held energy giant Gazprom said Friday it had launched production at an Arctic oil rig raided in September by 30 Greenpeace activists whom the authorities later detained for two months. The landmark announcement marked the formal start of Russia’s long-planned effort to turn ...