ARTICLES RELATING TO VLADIMIR PUTIN

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.

Russia's FM hails Mugabe as Africa's legend

2014-09-17 15:23
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Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an “African legend and historic figure”.

Putin may delay Japan visit over sanctions

2014-09-11 16:15

President Vladimir Putin may delay his visit to Japan, because of sanctions Tokyo has imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Putin, Poroshenko to continue dialogue

2014-09-08 21:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed in a phone conversation to continue dialogue aimed at ending the conflict in east Ukraine.

Dalai Lama: Putin is self-centred

2014-09-07 19:22

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "self-centred" in a German newspaper interview.

Russia warns Ukraine against joining Nato

2014-09-04 13:47
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Ukraine's renewed drive to join risks derailing progress made towards reaching a ceasefire deal to end the conflict in the east of the country, Russia’s foreign minister says.

Ukraine PM rejects ceasefire as bid to deceive West

2014-09-03 20:07

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has rejected a ceasefire plan unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin as an attempt to deceive the West about Moscow's real intentions.

ISIS militants vow to 'de-throne' Putin

2014-09-03 19:43

ISIS militants have issued a threat to President Vladimir Putin, vowing to oust him and liberate the volatile North Caucasus.

Ukraine, Russia peace deal grows closer

2014-09-03 16:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to deescalate the conflict.

Russia's Lavrov urges US to talk sense

2014-09-02 18:00

Russia says Ukraine's moves to join Nato are aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and talk sense into Kiev.

No raise in spending from Russia's sovereign fund

2014-09-01 14:15

Russia cannot spend more of the $83bn parked in its National Wealth Fund, says President Vladimir Putin.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

2014-08-31 11:27

European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

Zuma and Putin discuss strengthening relations

2014-08-29 09:23

President Jacob Zuma has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss ways in which their countries could strengthen relations, the presidency says.

 

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.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

2014-09-18 12:35

In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office after the leader speaks to a joint session of Congress.

Moscow warns against panic as ruble plunges

2014-09-16 20:15

Russian authorities told people not to panic as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West, new sanctions and falling oil prices.

China, Russia to build seaport: report

2014-09-11 13:40

China and Russia will build one of the largest ports in northeast Asia on Russia's Sea of Japan coast, in a further sign of the powerhouses' growing alliance.

EU business lukewarm on Russia sanctions

2014-09-08 14:35

WIth the EU on the verge of imposing further economic sanctions against Russia, European employers have reacted unenthusiastically to the prospect.

Ukraine's leader talks about closer Nato ties

2014-09-04 17:53

Ukraine's leader has had talks with Obama and others about closer Nato ties as fighting rages in the southeast.

Too awful to contemplate

2014-09-04 07:13

Is war between Russia and the West inevitable, asks Leopold Scholtz.

Obama says Russia a threat to Europe

2014-09-03 19:43

Lashing out at Russia, Obama has assured allies that Nato will defend their independence.

More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced

2014-09-02 21:45

More than one million people have been uprooted by the conflict in Ukraine, including 260 000 within the country where further mass displacement is feared.

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia

2014-09-02 06:39

Ukrainian forces have ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

2014-09-01 13:52

Moscow and Kiev representatives are set to meet in Minsk after Russian raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.

Jacob Zuma’s mysterious mission to Russia

2014-08-31 20:19
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Although the Presidency issued a press release about Jacob Zuma’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veil of secrecy was drawn over the details of the rest of his visit.

Russia selling arms to China: So what?

2014-08-31 09:14

Apparently the two parties are close to signing a deal that will bring much needed capital to Moscow and needed deterrent military assets to Beijing, writes Dr Siphamandla Zondi.

Hollande: Russian troops in Ukraine unacceptable

2014-08-28 16:09

President Francois Hollande has described the possible presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine as 'intolerable and unacceptable' and called on Moscow to 'respect the sovereignty of Ukraine'.

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