Tag Archives: President Vladimir Putin

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria. President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal during an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday. Russian support has been crucial in turning the tide of Syria’s civil war in favour of government forces, led by president Bashar al-Assad. Continue reading →

Trump thanks Russia’s Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

I don’t see why we need so many diplomats in the first place, wasted taxpayer dollars. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump’s kid-gloves handling of Putin. Continue reading →

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

In Russia, giving one’s spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.

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Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia’s largest oil company

The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19.5% stake in Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company.

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Putin ‘saved my life’: Yanukovych

Former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for “saving my life” during the bloody demonstrations that led to his ouster. Currently exiled in Russia Yanukovych, told the BBC that he would like to return to Ukraine one day and blamed the country’s plight on the demonstrators who occupied Kiev’s Maidan Square — the focal point of the uprising against his rule.

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Putin: Russia to boost nuclear arsenal with 40 missiles

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year.It is part of a wide-reaching programme to modernise the country’s military. The announcement comes after the US proposed increasing its military presence in Nato states in Eastern Europe.

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Kremlin: Crimea Will Not Return to Ukraine

On Tuesday Russia said  it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago.

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Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow

A top political nemesis of President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed early Saturday in central Moscow, Russian police said, one day before an opposition rally was scheduled to take place. Boris Nemtsov, 55, a former deputy prime minister, was shot four times from a passing car as he was walking on a bridge just outside the Kremlin. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the investigation into his death.

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Obama: ‘Russia doesn’t make anything,’ West must be firm with China

More proof, Obama lives in a dream world, as he tries to convince himself of his importance. Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that “doesn’t make anything” and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be “pretty firm” with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy.

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