Russia's Putin sends July 4 greetings to Obama

2015-07-04 20:00

Russian president Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the US can work together to find solutions to international problems.

Russia stalls on reform

2015-06-23 21:00

Russia's interest rates are rising and inflation is racing, but while his country slides into recession, President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis.

Putin: Don't talk to Russia through ultimatums

2015-06-19 16:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries must not meddle in Moscow's affairs and that no one should speak to Russia through ultimatums.

Russia to boost nuclear arsenal - Putin

2015-06-16 23:01

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move slammed as "sabre-rattling" by Nato.

Putin visits Italy with eyes on EU sanctions

2015-06-10 11:45

President Vladimir Putin will be on the lookout for signs of dissent over European Union sanctions on Russia when he visits Italy, but is likely to be disappointed.

Putin makes troop deaths a state secret

2015-05-28 21:17

Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned revealing information about troop deaths during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

Putin wades into FIFA scandal

2015-05-28 11:30

Russian president Vladimir Putin has confirmed his support for under-fire FIFA head Sepp Blatter and backed his approach to running world soccer.

Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now

2015-05-21 13:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

Kerry fills in Nato allies on Putin meeting

2015-05-13 11:08

A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State John Kerry is filling in allies at a gathering of Nato foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.

Zuma and Putin meet in Moscow

2015-05-10 16:40

Russian president Vladimir Putin and President Jacob Zuma have concluded successful bilateral discussions in Moscow.


Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Russia won SWC 2018 'honestly' - Putin

2015-06-20 07:30

Russia fought honestly for the right to host the 2018 Soccer World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Nato chief accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2015-06-17 18:47

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has criticised Russia for the decision to add at least 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year - a move that Moscow has blamed on the military alliance.

Pope tells Putin: Sincere peace efforts needed for Ukraine

2015-06-11 08:45

Pope Francis has encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in 'sincere' international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican.

Putin hails Blatter's 'professionalism'

2015-05-30 13:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated FIFA boss Sepp Blatter on his re-election as head of football's governing body.

Putin condemns FIFA probe

2015-05-28 17:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out over the the bribery and corruption probe by the US into FIFA.

Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

2015-05-23 21:58

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organisations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

Kerry says 'critical moment' for Russia to fulfil Ukraine truce

2015-05-13 11:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is a critical moment for Russia and separatists to fulfil a peace deal to end the fighting in Ukraine, following his talks a day earlier with President Vladimir Putin.

Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin

2015-05-11 16:23

The US State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Russia for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin lauds Russian 'glory and power'

2015-05-09 20:42

President Vladimir Putin has presided over Russia's largest military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet military defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII.

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