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Putin promises Russians better living conditions 'within this year'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin promised Russians rapid improvements in their living conditions as he kicked off his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday."We cannot wait, the situation must change for the better now," Putin said.

Russia touts hypersonic missile speed

Moscow - Russia touted Thursday a new hypersonic missile said to hit speeds of more than 30,000 kilometres per hour, amid heightened tension with the US over arms control.

Key quotes from Putin's 2018 marathon presser

Moscow - Vladimir Putin took over 60 questions from a hall of journalists Thursday, speaking on everything from rap to pensions to the prospect of taking over the world.

Gasps, gags and cabbage: a look back at Putin's annual Q&As

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday holds his 14th end-of-year press conference since he came to power at the turn of the century.

Putin says West trying to 'hold back' powerful Russia

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the West was trying to hold back an increasingly powerful Russia, during an end-of-year press conference that took aim at sanctions and "made-up" spy scandals.

Putin defends jailing of 77-year-old activist

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended the jailing of an elderly rights activist over calls to protest, stressing he wants to prevent events like France's "yellow vest" revolt.

Putin says had good conversation with Trump in Paris: media

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.

Putin says had good conversation with Trump in Paris: Russian media

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.

Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the citizens of many former Soviet Republics regretted the collapse of the USSR, which he described as a "great state".

Putin says Nurmagomedov doesn't deserve harsh punishment

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin met mixed martial arts champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Wednesday, saying that he did not deserve harsh punishment for a recent post-fight brawl.

Three Russians detained for Putin birthday protest

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court sentenced three men to up to 15 days detention Monday over a protest in Saint Petersburg where activists carried a banner wishing "many years of jail" to President Vladimir Putin on his birthday this weekend.

Russian trust in Putin plunges to 39 percent

Moscow - Trust in President Vladimir Putin has plunged to 39 percent among ordinary Russians, according to an opinion poll published Monday amid popular discontent over pension reforms.

Putin tells Netanyahu he rejects Israeli version of Syria plane downing

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he disagreed with the Israeli version of events concerning the downing of a Russian plane over Syria last week, the Kremlin said.

Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time.

UK accuses Russia of 'lies' after Putin's Skripal poisoning denial

London - Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of "obfuscation and lies" after President Vladimir Putin denied that the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent were military intelligence officers.

Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians'

Vladivostok - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent are not criminals and have been identified as civilians.

Austria FM defends Putin wedding invitation

Vienna - Austria's foreign minister defended on Monday the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, denying she had been used by him after photos of the two dancing fueled questions about her neutrality.

Putin defends 'private' trip to Austrian FM's wedding

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday defended his appearance at the Austrian foreign minister's wedding after his dance with the bride caused a furore.

Putin attends Austrian foreign minster's wedding

Vienna - Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality.

Row over Putin's attendance at Austria minister's wedding

Vienna - The expected attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl sparked a row Friday over whether the visit was appropriate.

Putin to be guest at Austrian FM's wedding: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a guest at the wedding of Austria's foreign minister, who was nominated to the role by a far-right party with reported links to Russia's ruling United Russia.

Russian navy in show of strength with 26 new ships this year

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's navy will deploy a total of 26 new ships this year including four carrying Kalibr cruise missiles, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday as the country celebrated Navy Day with a show of strength.

Talks underway for Trump-Putin meet in Washington: WHouse

Washington - President Donald Trump has instructed his national security advisor to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, the White House said Thursday.

Putin slams US forces ready to 'sacrifice' Russia-US ties

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed "forces" in the US who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties, two days after a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump who has since faced a storm of criticism.

Trump's overtures to Putin stir opposition at home

Washington - US President Donald Trump stunned allies, gave ammunition to foes and ignited a domestic political firestorm following his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.Here is a look at some of the fallout from the controversial summit.

Putin slams 'ungrounded accusations' after UK poisonings

Washington - President Vladimir Putin accused Britain Monday of making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England.

Putin says idea Russia has compromising material on Trump is 'nonsense'

Apo - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday scoffed at a suggestion that Moscow had any compromising material on Donald Trump, following talks with the US leader.

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

Apo - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", following several hours of talks in Helsinki.

What do Putin and Trump expect from the Helsinki summit?

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday for their first one-on-one summit.

Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.
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Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia
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Sanctions are sanctions, but 18th St.-Petersburg international economic forum will take place in all political weather. Moreover, president Putin will arrive at the Forum, for whom the action will become the Rubicon for presentation of Russia on international scene. Despite the threats of USA and Europe to apply once again a new package of rigid economic sanctions, which in their opinion should strike Russian economy and both large and medium business, Russia and Putin pay little attention...
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Shocking footage from Putin’s secret funeral. #ПутинУмер
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Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in 2012.
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President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009
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Staff image of Putin in Su-27
Staff image of Putin in Su-27
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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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Putin - another TOTALLY not-crazy person.
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Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 2014
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Vladimir Putin
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Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, in a reflective mood.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013
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A masked protester is seen in front of thick smoke from burning vehicles during clashes with police in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014
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Vladimir Putin's third inauguration as President in 2012.
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On 29 April the US administration announced an initiation of the third round of economic sanctions against Russia. It’s anticipated they hit the major sectors of Russian economy after the most influential Russian top-managers and business owners have been banned from doing business in the U.S. It is also expected that the EU will join its Western ally in punishing Russia for building up a fire of the civil confrontation in Ukraine
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Khamenei with Vladimir Putin
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