Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff

2016-08-12 12:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dismissed his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov.

Putin and Erdogan to meet in hope of restoring Turkey-Russia ties

2016-08-08 16:56

Sometimes even good friends can have a bad falling out, but it appears presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have started patching things up.

Putin to meet Russia's dope-tainted Rio team

2016-07-27 13:39

President Vladimir Putin will meet Russia's dwindling Olympic team ahead of the Rio Games.

Putin condemns 'unfair' IAAF ban

2016-06-18 07:19

President Vladimir Putin has condemned as "unfair" the IAAF decision to extend a ban on the doping-tainted Russian athletics federation.

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

2016-05-21 17:15

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights.

Putin: Russian weapons turned tide in Syria

2016-05-10 22:01

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have proven their worth in Syria.

Panama Papers: Huge tax leak exposes Putin aides, world leaders

2016-04-04 10:30

A massive leak of 11.5 million documents has exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Russia turned war around for Syria regime - analysts

2016-03-16 06:21

Russia's surprise withdrawal from Syria came after Moscow helped President Bashar Assad's regime gain the upper hand in the conflict, analysts say, but the war is far from over.

Online video suggests Syria motive in Moscow child murder

2016-03-03 18:32

A nanny accused of killing and decapitating a 4-year old girl in Moscow has said in a video posted online that the killing was an act of revenge against President Vladimir Putin for Russia's airstrikes in Syria

Air strikes batter rebels ahead of Syria ceasefire

2016-02-26 15:57

Intense Russian air strikes have battered rebel bastions across Syria, just hours before a deadline for a landmark ceasefire.


Putin and Erdogan pledge reset after diplomatic rift

2016-08-09 19:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November.

Absence of Russian stars damages Rio - Putin

2016-07-27 22:00

President Vladimir Putin says the absence of some Russian stars at the Rio Games would hit the quality of the competition.

Leaked proposal: US offering Russia military pact in Syria

2016-07-14 16:07

America is offering Russia a new military pact against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria, according to a leaked US proposal.

Putin makes pitch for better Europe ties

2016-06-17 19:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to reach out to Europe to mend relations shattered by the Ukraine crisis, but insists the West is responsible for the bad blood.

Putin praises Russian arms industry

2016-05-12 20:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the nation's military industries for meeting most production goals for new weapons.

Ecclestone: Russia GP secure with Putin's backing

2016-04-30 13:22

Russia will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for the foreseeable future according to the sport's CEO Bernie Ecclestone, find out why.

Putin visits Crimea to mark 2 years since annexation

2016-03-18 22:29

President Vladimir Putin has visited Crimea as Russia marked two years since annexing the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine.

Putin orders Russian forces out of Syria

2016-03-14 20:01

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the defence ministry to begin the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria.

Putin: Deal with Russian oil firms to freeze output

2016-03-02 16:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production as proposed by Moscow and Saudi Arabia.

Merkel: Putin should use his influence to end Ukraine crisis

2016-02-02 19:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence with pro-Kremlin separatists in eastern Ukraine to bring an end to the conflict in the region.

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