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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.

'Freedom is over': Russians dread end of World Cup cheer

Moscow - The World Cup in Russia has been hailed as a success by foreign visitors but treated with more caution by locals dubious that their seemingly new-found freedoms will survive once the circus moves on.

Trump says 'might' ask Putin to extradite accused Russian hackers

Washington - Donald Trump says he may ask Vladimir Putin during their Monday summit meeting to extradite to the US 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Trump and Putin: the odd couple

Moscow - As Donald Trump prepared to travel to Moscow five years ago for the Miss Universe pageant, he wondered whether he would run into Vladimir Putin. "If so," he wrote on Twitter, "will he become my new best friend?

Putin is a 'competitor', not an 'enemy': Trump

Apo - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he sees his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as a "competitor", not an "enemy", days before they meet for a high-stakes summit."Someone said 'is he an enemy?' No, he's not my enemy. Is he your friend?

Kremlin says 'absurd' to link Russia to Novichok death

Moscow - The Kremlin on Monday said it would be "absurd" to suggest Russia was involved in the death of a British woman exposed to the Novichok nerve agent.

Trump likely to meet Putin in 'not-too-distant-future'

Washington - US President Donald Trump is likely to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin "in the not-too-distant future," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a US television interview, after Trump mooted a possible summit.

Trump weighs meeting with Putin

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and is sending his national security advisor to Moscow to discuss the idea.

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.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin making a point.
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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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President Putin pictured with former economic adviser Andrey Illarionov in 2000. Illarionov has said in a recent interview that the West should wake up to Putin's expansionist ambitions reaching well beyond Crimea.
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Anti-government protesters take cover behind a temporary barricade during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in May, 2014
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