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Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling', calls for cooperation

Qingdao - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed criticism by the Group of 7 nations as "creative babbling" and said it was time to start cooperating again.

Putin takes aim at West in marathon phone-in

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lashed out at US trade tariffs and Western sanctions against oligarchs during an annual televised phone-in that also saw him address the concerns of ordinary Russians.

Russia wants 'united and prosperous EU': Putin

Vienna - President Vladimir Putin on Monday downplayed suggestions Russia was seeking to disrupt the European Union's cohesion, saying it was in his country's interests for the bloc to remain "united and prosperous".

Putin warns trade war risks global economic crisis

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the world could be heading for an unprecedented economic crisis due to the confrontational trade policy and protectionism being pursued by the United States.

Putin meets Assad, calls for 'political process' on Syria

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Thursday and said the "military success" in Syria allowed for a large-scale "political process" leading to the withdrawal of foreign forces and the reconstructio...

Russia shows off military hardware in Red Square parade

Moscow - Russia rolled out its latest military hardware on Moscow's Red Square on Wednesday for the annual parade to mark Soviet victory over Nazi Germany as President Vladimir Putin begins his fourth Kremlin term."Our people fought to the death.

Putin sworn in for fourth term as Russian president

Moscow - Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals.

Putin: Russia's post-Soviet tsar

Moscow - A KGB officer turned world leader, Vladimir Putin has stamped his total authority on Russia, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow's lost might abroad while building a strongman image through macho stunts.

Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition

Moscow - Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition, with Alexei Navalny and hundreds more detained at the weekend.

Putin urges 'common sense' to prevail in spy row

Ankara - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said that "common sense" must prevail in the row with the West over an ex-spy whose poisoning in Britain has been blamed on Moscow.

Russia, Turkey agree to speed up delivery of S-400s: Putin

Ankara - Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday said he had agreed with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speed up the delivery of S-400 air defence missile systems to Ankara, a purchase that has alarmed Turkey's NATO partners.

Turkey and Russia: repairing ruptured ties

Ankara - Turkey and Russia have bolstered cooperation since the 2015 downing of a Russian jet caused a major rupture, their leaders launching Tuesday the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant.

Putin, Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant in the Mediterranean Mersin region."In the name of God!

Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children

Kemerovo - Russians vented their anger at authorities on Tuesday over a huge mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, many of whom were trapped in the inferno by locked doors.

Vladimir Putin in 10 dates

Moscow - Vladimir Putin, who exit polls say won a fourth term as Russian president in Sunday's election, has tightened the Kremlin's grip on society since taking power 18 years ago.

Russians see little hope of change they crave in Putin's next term

Mozhaisk - Retired rocket scientist Anatoly Alexandrovich has a blunt suggestion for how the Russian healthcare system could be improved: "Drop an atomic bomb on it".

Putin keeps Crimean crowds waiting for historically short speech

Sevastopol - Olga Orlova says she never thought she would be able to vote for Vladimir Putin in her native Crimea. "It still seems so surreal, like a fantasy," she said after watching the Russian leader at a rally in the port city of Sevastopol.

Putin set to win re-election with 69 percent of vote: final poll

Moscow - Vladimir Putin will return to the Kremlin with 69 percent of the vote, according to the last survey by state pollsters before the Russian presidential election on Sunday.

Putin: Russia's post-Soviet tsar

Moscow - A KGB officer turned world leader, Vladimir Putin stamped his total authority on Russia, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow's lost might abroad while building a strongman image through macho stunts.

Putin says he will 'never' give Crimea back to Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week's poll."What, have you gone mad?

Putin: villain abroad, hero at home

Moscow - To the West he is public enemy number one: snatching land from his neighbours, interfering in foreign elections and unveiling weapons that he says render Washington's missile defence systems obsolete.

Putin's sabre-rattling raises tensions with West ahead of vote

Moscow - Vladimir Putin's pre-election nuclear sabre-rattling has raised the stakes in Moscow's confrontation with the West on the eve of his fourth Kremlin term.

Putin says will not change constitution to cling to power

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to be reelected for a fourth term in next weekend's ballot, has said he has no plans to change the constitution to stay in the Kremlin beyond 2024.

Putin promises 'victories' for Russia at star-studded rally

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Saturday promised "victories" for Russia at a star-studded rally attended by tens of thousands of supporters ahead of a March 18 election he is all but certain to win.

Kremlin says no interest in US arms race in 'invincible weapons' row

Moscow - The Kremlin on Friday said Russia will not be part of a new arms race as the United States and NATO voiced concern over Vladimir Putin's boasts of new "invincible" weapons.

Putin boasts of new-generation 'invincible' weaponry

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin boasted Russia has developed a new generation of hypersonic missiles in his state of the nation address on Thursday, warning global powers they must now reckon with Moscow's military might.

Putin praises achievements of ultra-nationalist writer

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday praised the "social, literary and journalistic activities" of the editor of an ultra-nationalist, anti-Semitic newspaper who has called for a new Cold War.

Anti-gay 'vote Putin' video goes viral in Russia

Moscow - A homophobic video urging Russians to re-elect President Vladimir Putin has gone viral less than a month before the country's election.

Kremlin, opposition vie for 'Generation Putin' youth vote

Sochi - Between classes at her university in southern Russia, 21-year-old Irina Papandopulo lists the qualities of President Vladimir Putin: "He's strong, he's diplomatic, he's close to the people, he plays sport, he has a healthy lifestyle, he looks good.

No programme, no debate but Putin cruising to poll win

Moscow - Running with a lacklustre slogan, no programme and refusing to debate his opponents, it sometimes seems like Russian President Vladimir Putin is not campaigning for re-election at all.
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A historic picture of Putin opening a natural gas pipeline. Fitting for the current world events.
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President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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