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17 January, 2018 4:05 PM Barred from elections, Navalny to fight Putin

Urges Russians to boycott March polls The Kremlin’s top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia’s March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to “re-appoint” Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming “emperor for life”. With two months to go before Russians vote in polls that are all but guaranteed to hand Mr. Putin 23

30 December, 2017 12:04 PM Putin voices hope for cooperation with US in letter to Trump

In a New Year telegram to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin says a constructive dialogue between the two nations is essential for global stability. Moscow: In a New Year telegram to US President Donald Trump, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says a constructive dialogue between the two nations is essential for global stability. The Kremlin said Saturday 51

22 December, 2017 4:11 PM Putin, Erdogan agree on creation of Palestinian state in call: Kremlin

In a phone call, the two leaders "discussed the situation of Middle East peace talks in the context of the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem," the Kremlin said in a statement. Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said they both supported creating a Palestinian state 31

15 December, 2017 10:46 AM Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russia’s transportation minister says flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo are to resume in February after a two-year hiatus. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt after an Islamic State bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board. The attack decimated Egypt’s vital tourism industry 33

14 December, 2017 11:45 AM Putin to contest presidential polls as independent candidate

Putin said the opposition lacked a strong candidate to challenge him. MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking a new term in office in a March election, said on Thursday he would run as an independent candidate while hoping for support from more than one political party. Putin, 65, told an annual news conference that Russia`s political system 46

14 December, 2017 10:36 AM Putin says Russia won’t be dragged into new arms race with U.S

Putin, speaking at a year-end news conference, also said that Russia would not back out of its commitment to concluding a START III Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with the United States. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would pay proper attention to the development of its army and navy, but it would not be dragged into a new arms race with the United 20

12 December, 2017 2:25 PM Russian Olympic Committee Approves Athletes Under Neutral Flag

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday gave the nod for its athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics despite a ban on the country's national team. "We all had the same opinion: our athletes need to go to South Korea and try to bring back a victory for Russia. Russian athletes have expressed their will to take part in the games 36

21 November, 2017 7:05 AM Russia's Vladimir Putin hosts Syria's Bashar al-Assad Assad for talks: Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, discussing the fight against terrorism and the prospects for a political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. In remarks broadcast by Russian television, Assad thanked Putin, the Russian defense minister 39

11 November, 2017 2:34 PM Vladimir Putin says claims of Russian meddling in US vote 'fantasies'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said accusations that Moscow meddled in US elections, particularly through contacts with Donald Trump's campaign team, are "fantasies" and attempts to undermine the US presidency. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said accusations that Moscow meddled in US elections, particularly through contacts with Donald 52

31 October, 2017 3:03 AM Who Is George Papadopoulos? Energy Expert and Junior Trump Staffer Sought to Be Russia Power Broker

George Papadopoulos, the first person to plead guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is a specialist in Mediterranean oil and gas policy who sought to become a key intermediary between Russia and the United States. Papadopoulos, 30, a volunteer foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, secretly 123