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Putin offers tacit support for 'pro-Russia' US candidate

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered what appeared to be his strongest support yet for US presidential candidate Donald Trump -- without explicitly naming him.

Putin says leaked WADA documents raise 'lots of questions'

Bichkek - President Vladimir Putin said Friday that World Anti-Doping Agency documents leaked in a hack blamed on Russian cyberspies had raised "lots of questions" about medical exemptions that allow athletes to take banned substances.

Putin urges Russians to vote after lacklustre campaign

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called on Russians to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on Sunday even though the polls are not expected to challenge his political dominance.

Putin lays flowers at Uzbek strongman's grave

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday laid roses at the grave of late Uzbek leader Islam Karimov, whose death last week after 27 years in charge sparked fears of instability in the Central Asian nation.

Putin says 'some alignment' with US on Syria after Obama talks

Hangzhou - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that there had been some "alignment" with US counterpart Barack Obama over Syria after talks in China, insisting the two sides could reach a deal soon.

Putin denies Democrat email hack but praises leak

Vladivostok - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Moscow was behind an email hack that embarrassed White House hopeful Hillary Clinton but said it was important the information got into the public domain.

Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff Ivanov

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday unexpectedly dismissed his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, in the highest-level change inside the Kremlin in several years.

Putin says absence of Russian stars damages Rio Games

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the absence of some Russian stars at the Rio Games would hit the quality of the competition.

Putin insists 'no place' for doping in sport as Rio ban looms

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted Russia was committed to wiping out doping in a last-ditch push to avoid a possible blanket ban from the Rio Games over state-run drug cheating.

Kremlin confirms Putin and Erdogan to meet in Russia in August

Moscow - The Kremlin confirmed on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to meet in Russia in early August."A meeting between Putin and Erdogan is being prepared and worked out.

Putin says 'traumatic effect' of Brexit vote to last long

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned that the fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union would last a long time.

Putin makes pitch for better Europe ties as economy suffers

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he was willing to reach out to Europe to mend relations shattered by the Ukraine crisis but insisted the West was responsible for the bad blood.

Putin wraps up Greek trip with Russian monastery visit

Rent - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited the monastic community of Mount Athos, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites, on the last leg of a two-day visit to Greece.

Putin says relatives of killed journalists asked for Savchenko pardon

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the relatives of two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine had asked him to pardon Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted of complicity in their deaths.

Russia denies state-run doping at showcase Sochi games

Moscow - Russia on Friday denied what it called unsubstantiated claims of a vast state-run doping programme during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seen by many as a triumph for Vladimir Putin.

Putin mulls measures to 'end threats' from US defence systems

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned that Russia would consider measures to "end threats" from US anti-missile systems in Europe but said Moscow would not engage in a new arms race.

Putin 'not entirely persuaded' by European unity: Obama

Washington - US President Barack Obama said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat.

Putin admits Panama Papers 'accurate,' blames U.S.

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday acknowledged the accuracy of the Panama Papers revelations, but claimed funds had been spent on musical instruments as he blamed the leak on the United States.

Putin says banned drug meldonium not 'doping'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin defended Thursday the use of the banned drug meldonium, saying athletes' use of the performance-boosting drug does not constitute doping. "This drug has nothing to do with doping," Putin said during an annual call-in show.

Coy Putin laughs off remarriage question in annual phone-in

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday laughed off a question about Russia's next first lady during his annual phone-in with the nation, but hinted that "maybe" he will remarry one day.

Russian economy in 'grey' zone but reasons for optimism: Putin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that while Russia's crisis-hit economy remained crippled by problems there are reasons for optimism as he held his annual phone-in with the nation.

Panama Papers: Putin's cellist friend says 'invests in musicians'

Moscow - A cellist friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin named in the Panama Papers as owning a $2-billion offshore empire was portrayed as a humble patron of the arts Sunday, in a state TV programme in which he said he helps hundreds of musicians.

Op-Ed: Panama Papers and the West's Putin complex

The Panama Papers exposed a damning system of tax avoidance by wealthy politicians, but the Western media seemed largely fixated on one name in particular, Vladimir Putin, despite his name not being mentioned once in the 11.5 million leaked files.

Putin launches bid to rehabilitate Soviet legacy

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the creation of a national foundation to "popularise" history, seen as the Kremlin's latest bid to rehabilitate the Soviet legacy.

Offshore empire of Putin's cellist friend shines light on Kremlin wealth

Moscow - A virtuoso concert cellist who calls President Vladimir Putin a "brother", Sergei Roldugin has flown under the radar while other close friends of the Russia leader openly amassed vast fortunes.

Putin, Russia 'main target' of Panama Papers leaks: Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin on Monday slammed the leak of the "Panama Papers" tax documents as an attack aimed primarily at Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming that former CIA officials helped analyse the papers.

Putin hails Palmyra recapture, trumpets Russian role

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday hailed Syria's recapture of the ancient city of Palmyra, while stressing the role of Moscow's military in reversing the Islamic State tide.

Russia can ramp up military presence in Syria if needed: Putin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned Russia could ramp up its military presence in Syria within "several hours" if needed, as he urged all sides of the conflict to respect a ceasefire.

Putin to decorate personnel who fought in Syria: Kremlin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday will bestow state awards on Russian military personnel who fought in Syria after ordering the withdrawal of armed forces from the war-torn country, the Kremlin said.

Putin says 'foreign enemies' seek to disrupt Russian elections

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that foreign enemies were seeking to disrupt upcoming parliamentary elections and ordered Russia's security service to be vigilant.
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