Vladimir Putin

Mueller probe shouldn't derail US-Russia ties: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday described the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's election meddling as "political games" that should not be permitted to...

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

Putin, Trump agree to defeat IS in Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, in a joint statement on Syria, agreed to continue joint efforts on fighting Islamic State until it is defeated, the Kremlin says.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

The Strongman returns

It should be no surprise to us that the political 'strongman' has resurged. The very word evokes images of a bare-bodied Vladimir...

December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015

Russia ‘capable of more’ in Syria

Vladimir Putin has said Russia is using "far from everything we are capable of" in its military operations in Syria.

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

Putin vows tough line on Syria threats

President Vladimir Putin orders the Russian military to take "extremely tough" action against any threat to its forces in Syria.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

The New Moscowteers

They are the great many who simply ignore what motivates Putin's armed diplomacy (and not just in Syria): the desire to exact revenge on those who, in his eyes, were responsible for the Soviet...

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Blatter and Ali battle for power

While Fifa continues to reel from "a storm" of damaging corruption allegations, 209 member associations will decide on Friday whether to give Sepp Blatter a fifth term as president.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

Russia 'lost 220 troops' in Ukraine - Nemtsov report

An investigation by Russian opposition activists concludes that 220 Russian soldiers died in two major battles in eastern Ukraine.

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

Putin top influential: Time poll

United States President Barack Obama drops out from the top 10 influentials list made by the voters – half of whom were from inside the US.

March 21, 2015
March 21, 2015

Putin set to make China trip

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit China later this year to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of victory in the world's anti-fascist war