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.

Leonardo DiCaprio would love to play Rasputin

2016-01-20 20:00

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio wants to explore Russian history on the big screen and would "love" to play a Russian political figure.

Putin: Russia could give asylum to Syria's Assad

2016-01-12 17:48

Russia could give asylum to Syrian leader Bashar Assad if he is forced to leave his country, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

Putin didn't mean to scare Merkel with his dog

2016-01-11 17:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an interview that he did not mean to scare German Chancellor Angela Merkel with his dog at a meeting in 2007.

Putin hails Trump as 'bright and talented'

2015-12-17 22:45

It wasn't quite an endorsement, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Donald Trump's talents and lauded his calls for better ties with Russia.

More firepower at Russian base as bombers pound Syria

2015-12-17 08:32

A fully armed Sukhoi-24 bomber roared deafeningly down the runway at Russia's Hmeimim base in Syria and took off into the sky over the war-torn country.

Putin calls for broad international anti-terror front

2015-12-03 16:49

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called for "one powerful fist" to fight terrorism, hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Western powers of creating "a zone of chaos".

Turkey shot down jet to protect ISIS oil supply - Putin

2015-12-01 11:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ankara of shooting down a Russian warplane to protect supplies of oil from ISIS to Turkey.

Putin will not meet Erdogan at Paris climate conference

2015-11-30 13:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the climate conference in Paris, the Kremlin says, as a dispute rages over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

Rescued Russian pilot: Turkey gave no warning

2015-11-25 22:03

One of the Russian pilots of a fighter jet shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border, has told state media that there was no prior warning.


Putin is 'picture of corruption': US Treasury offical

2016-01-26 05:35

An official of the US has, for what is believed to be the first time, directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption.

Come to Russia, Putin tells fearful Jews

2016-01-19 22:02

Jews who feel unsafe in other European countries because of anti-Semitic sentiments can come to Russia, President Vladimir Putin says.

Western sanctions 'severely' harming Russia

2016-01-11 17:58

President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

Modi seeks Russian crown jewel in decade’s biggest arms deal

2015-12-23 12:40

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Moscow after approving what’s set to be his nation’s biggest weapons deal with Russia since 2001.

Putin: Turkey may have 'licked US in certain area'

2015-12-17 20:07

President Vladimir Putin says someone in Turkey's leadership might have "decided to lick the Americans in a certain area" when a Russian warplane was downed.

Putin urges World Cup preparations

2015-12-09 09:02

Russia President Vladimir Putin has demanded delays in construction of 2018 World Cup projects be quickly overcome.

Erdogan challenges Putin to prove ISIS oil claim

2015-12-01 12:52

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, says he would be ready to quit office if allegations by his Russian counterpart that Turkey traded oil with ISIS were proved.

Obama pushes for calm in angry Russia-Turkey row

2015-11-30 22:27

US President Barack Obama has pushed for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.

Downing of Russian plane saddens Erdogan

2015-11-28 14:48

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says while he's saddened by the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces, both sides should approach the incident in a more positive way.

Hollande to press Obama on Russia co-operation in ISIS fight

2015-11-24 10:05

President Barack Obama will stand in solidarity with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, 11 days after the ISIS group launched a series of deadly attacks in Paris.

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