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 ...

Emotional Putin flees cameras after funeral

Aug 10, 2013

Emotional Putin flees cameras after funeral

In an unusual show of emotion, President Vladimir Putin attempted to flee the cameras on Friday after attending the funeral of Anatoly Rakhlin, his childhood mentor and judo teacher. TV showed Putin emerging from viewing his teacher’s body lying in state in his native ...

Putin: Lack of treaty 'abnormal'

Feb 22, 2013

Putin: Lack of treaty 'abnormal'

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described the absence of a peace treaty between Japan and Russia as an “abnormal situation” and expressed his readiness to resolve the long-running dispute over a group of Russian-held islands off Hokkaido. Putin also said his remarks last March ...