Vladimir Putin

Putin touts Russian economic recovery, readiness to work with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual state of the nation speech on Thursday touted a nascent economic recovery from a years-long recession and his country's readiness to work with the...

Putin appoints new Russian economy minister after bribery scandal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday named 34-year-old deputy finance minister, Maxim Oreshkin, as his new economic development minister after the previous one was dismissed following...

EU court backs sanctions on Putin's judo partner

Were EU member states justified in freezing the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin's former judo partner from 2014 in response to the Ukraine crisis?

Russia's Putin praises French presidential hopeful Fillon

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday praised the winner of France's recent Republican presidential primary, Francois Fillon, as a very professional, well-mannered politician.

Philippine leader lashes out at US at APEC meeting with Putin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticized the US and other Western nations on Saturday, during his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday declaring that his country will not become a member of the International Criminal Court.

Trump, Putin speak by phone about improving relations

President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a range of issues, including threats and challenges facing both countries, Trump's transition...

Putin, Merkel discuss gas transit via Ukraine as temperatures drop

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday warned Germany about Ukraine possibly disrupting gas supplies to Europe during an expected severe winter.

Putin hopes Trump can help bring ties out of "state of crisis"

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates US president-elect Donald Trump.

Merkel warns of Russian cyber attacks in next year's German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday about the threat posed by Russian cyber attacks at next year's German national elections as part of an attempt by Moscow to influence the outcome of the...

Steven Seagal gets Russian citizenship upon Putin's decree

US action film star and martial artist Steven Seagal has received Russian citizenship upon a decree by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Putin: "stupid" to think Russia is preparing attack on NATO state

Russia is not preparing to attack a NATO member state, as that is "just unthinkable, stupid and unrealistic," President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Putin: Ukraine cutting power off in Crimea was "serious crime"

Ukraine's shut-off of electricity and drinking water to Crimea following Russia's annexation of the peninsula was "on the verge of a crime against humanity," Russian President Vladimir Putin said...

Putin confidant denies plans for new KGB in interview

The KGB secret service is not being revived in Russia, former Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov said in an interview published Tuesday.

Putin to attend Wednesday Ukraine summit hosted by Merkel in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to attend a summit in Berlin on Wednesday, part of a fresh bid to resolve the long-running Ukraine crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said Tuesday...