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 ...