ARTICLES RELATING TO VLADIMIR PUTIN

Putin says Russia is not isolated

2014-11-23 14:00

President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is not and will not be isolated on the international scene, says a report.

Populism may weaken Russia - ex-minister

2014-11-21 12:00

Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has warned President Vladimir Putin that "extreme conservatism" could restrict economic and political freedoms in Russia.

Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea

2014-11-19 18:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, after holding talks with an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Putin: Western sanctions could backfire

2014-11-15 18:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Western sanctions against his country could backfire.

Russian chill permeates G20 summit

2014-11-15 08:43

Russia's Cold War-style standoff with the West has sent a chill through talks aimed at heating up the world economy, as the G20 summit kicks off in Australia.

Putin berates US over sanctions before G-20

2014-11-14 13:18

President Vladimir Putin accused the US of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a 'mistake' he hoped would be overcome.

British PM gets laughs at Aussie's PM expense

2014-11-14 08:47

British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a playful dig at his Australian counterpart over an obscure threat to assault the Russian president at a weekend summit in Brisbane.

Obama, Putin meet amid tensions

2014-11-11 16:52

US President Barack Obama has met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit, with conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine.

Putin, Abbott want genuine probe of MH17 crash

2014-11-11 12:31

President Vladimir Putin has discussed the MH17 plane crash with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the sidelines of an APEC summit, with both leaders favouring a “genuine” probe of the tragedy.

Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

2014-11-11 10:11

On the surface, President Obama and President Putin are all niceties, a pat on the back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the two leaders are circling each other warily.

China, Russia deepening ties

2014-11-09 22:20

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have promised ever-closer cooperation.

Australian PM to have 'robust' talk with Putin

2014-11-08 11:49

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will have a "robust" conversation about downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in Beijing.

US money-laundering probe links Putin's inner circle

2014-11-06 10:24

US prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation into a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Putin beats Obama in power ranking

2014-11-05 17:19

For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten Barack Obama to the title of world's most powerful leader.

Putin gets a helping hand from state TV

2014-10-17 18:00

As the head of Russia's biggest state bank and a favourite of President Vladimir Putin, German Gref has long been a loyal supporter of state economic policy.

Merkel: No breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

2014-10-17 16:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit have not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.

Putin: Western sanctions against Russia are absurd

2014-10-16 13:58
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Western sanctions against Moscow for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are 'absurd', Russian President Vladimir Putin says in remarks before a visit to Serbia.

Abbott vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17

2014-10-13 14:00

PM Tony Abbott has vowed to confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine.

Rare tiger released by Putin strays into China

2014-10-09 14:39

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger.

Putin at Sochi: Calls to cancel F1 GP

2014-10-08 14:17

Russia is supposed to host its inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend but controversy still looms as calls to cancel the event persist.

French actor Gerard Depardieu reveals he was a gigolo and thief in his new book

2014-10-07 10:39

Renowned French actor, Gerard Depardieu has revealed that he worked as a male escort before being spotted by a talent scout.

Putin: Sanctions will not stop Russia's economic goals

2014-10-02 16:11

President Vladimir Putin has taken aim at 'unwarranted' Western sanctions, saying they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power.

Drilled Arctic well strikes oil - Rosneft

2014-09-27 18:53

Russia's state-owned Rosneft says it had found oil in the Kara Sea off the north coast of Siberia in a joint drilling project with US oil giant ExxonMobil.

Obama may lift sanctions if Russia agrees to peace

2014-09-25 07:22

US President Barack Obama slammed Russia's 'aggression' in Ukraine but has offered to lift sanctions against Moscow if it threw its weight behind a peace deal with Kiev.

Russia adds 80 ships to Black Sea Fleet

2014-09-23 18:30

Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet by 2020 with more than 80 new warships and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016.

 

Putin stands by hawkish Russian central bank

2014-11-23 11:38

President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float.

Putin-bashing at the G20

2014-11-20 07:38

The summit's real focus was on Russia and its Ukrainian policy, says Leopold Scholtz.

Isolated at G20, Putin will do it his way

2014-11-18 09:30

It may have looked like Russian President Vladimir Putin has fled this weekend's G20 summit early with his tail between his legs, but it was a different story.

Putin gets cold shoulder, plans to leave G20 early

2014-11-15 14:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders blasted him for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions.

Russia to G-20: We're here. So are our warships

2014-11-14 14:45

Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country’s north-eastern coast.

Reptiles, whips banned as Brisbane preps for G-20

2014-11-14 11:40

This weekend, the subtropical Australian city of Brisbane will welcome leaders from the world's 20 largest economies along with thousands of delegates and journalists for a global summit.

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44

2014-11-13 14:10

Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that "world leader look" by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week's APEC summit in Beijing.

Putin's gesture sends social media buzzing

2014-11-11 13:37

A chivalrous gesture by Russian President Vladimir Putin HAS set social media buzzing and put Chinese censors into action at the Apec summit in Beijing.

'Most powerful' Putin takes on West at Apec

2014-11-11 11:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading into showdown talks with Australia's leader as part of what is expected to be his toughest foreign trip since the start of the standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

Fears grow of all-out war in Ukraine

2014-11-10 21:01

New unidentified columns have rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting.

Russia: US welcome to mediate Ukraine crisis

2014-11-08 14:13

Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov says that US involvement in resolving the conflict in Ukraine would be a "step in the right direction", after meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry in Beijing.

Putin can't avoid me, says Australia’s Abbott

2014-11-06 11:34

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday warned Vladimir Putin he will not be able to avoid a "conversation" over the loss of Australian lives in the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Russia's Putin, EU's Barroso burnt on British bonfires

2014-11-06 08:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin and European leader Jose Manuel Barroso are among those being paraded and burned during traditional British bonfire celebrations this week.

Oil price no tragedy for Russia, says Putin

2014-10-17 19:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the low price of oil is not a tragedy for Russia's budget, which is highly dependent on energy revenues.

Ukraine, Russia make progresson gas deal

2014-10-17 17:00

Progress has been made during talks aimed at resolving a dispute over gas supplies from Russia, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Putin meets Poroshenko, EU leaders in Milan

2014-10-17 10:48

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Milan in the lasts attempt to ease tensions over the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Putin's tiger attacked henhouse – China media

2014-10-15 12:03

Chinese media say a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked a henhouse in northeastern China, raising concerns that farmers may hunt it down.

Putin orders troops back from Ukraine border

2014-10-12 09:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine.

Ukraine lobbies Nato, IMF as deaths mount

2014-10-09 13:49

Ukraine has dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that have killed eight more civilians and troops.

Night Wolves roam Moscow 'for motherland'

2014-10-07 11:21

Russia's version of the Hell's Angels - the Night Wolves - see themselves as patriotic soldiers and their nation's president, Vladimir Putin, is a member! Their cause: Mother Russia.

Shelling in Ukraine kills Red Cross worker

2014-10-03 11:22

Shelling in the centre of the main rebel-held city in Ukraine's east has killed a Swiss Red Cross worker, tearing badly at a weakly observed four-week truce.

Putin will help sanctions-hit companies, banks

2014-10-02 13:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the government would help companies hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and increase the capital of domestic banks.

Ukraine to UN: We know what terrorism means

2014-09-25 10:00

Ukraine’s prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea.

Nuke deal: Govt owes SA an explanation

2014-09-23 21:00

The government has a lot of explaining to do regarding the nuclear agreement with Russia, including the tender process, says political analyst Daniel Silke.

Russia not preparing new 'tit-for-tat sanctions'

2014-09-20 19:59

Russia is not working on a new package of measures in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says.

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