Contents tagged with Putin

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko holds telephone talks with Putin

    The Presidential Administration of Ukraine’s Press Service has confirmed that a telephone conversation took place between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was reported by the Presidential Administration, ZN reports.

    The newspaper’s sources touched upon the issue of expanding the release of Ukrainian hostages.

    It was also noted that the conversation took place in coordination with European Normandy Format partners and American allies.

    "The …

  • Russian Presidential Speaker Peskov says Putin has got a cold

    Russian President Vladimir Putin caught a cold, as relayed to journalists by Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.

    During a meeting with the finalists of the Leaders of Russia contest, Putin apologized that he spoke quietly, as he lost his voice a little. As a result, journalists asked Peskov about the President’s health. Peskov answered, "He has a cold but he continues to work."

    He stressed that the ailment hasn’t affected the President's working schedule.

  • Macron and Putin hold phone conversation to discuss situation in Ukraine

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Friday.

    The Kremlin’s press service reported that the Heads of State discussed the situation in Ukraine "with an emphasis on the need for full implementation of the [Minsk Agreements]”, among other things.

    Later, Elysee Palace releases statement confirming conversation occurred.

    "In connection with the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the President of the Republic noted that implementation of the …

  • Media: Putin might vote in Crimea during the presidential elections

    Russian President Vladimir Putin might vote in Sevastopol for the March 18th Presidential elections, the newspaper Kommersant writes.

    According to the newspaper’s source, the region was chosen based on anticipated low turnout for the Russian Presidential election. During the previous federal elections, Vladimir Putin always voted in Moscow."However, after the change in the legislation in 2017, it became easier to vote at the place of residence rather than registration. The expert said that …

  • Putin's approval rating falls below 70 percent

    According to a study held by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings have fallen below 70%. In mid-December, 74.8% of Russian citizens were ready to vote for him. Now the number has fallen to 69.9%. This is Putin’s lowest rating since the start of the presidential race.

    At the same time, there is an increase in the number of people willing to vote for Pavel Grudinin, the Communist Party's candidate, from 4.6% to 7.2%. The share of …

  • Media: Putin has spent more than 2.5 times the limit on his election campaign

    The publication Sobesednik estimated that Russian President Vladimir Putin spent more than a billion rubles on his election campaign, which exceeds the limit more than twice over.

    According to the publication’s estimates, Putin has spent from 114 to 264 million rubles ($2.02 million USD to $4.67 million USD) to collect signatures, about 65 million rubles ($1.15 million USD) to rent offices for headquarters, and more than 700 million rubles for the billboards.

    As the newspaper reports, his …

  • Putin calls on French businessmen to enter into investment and trade contracts with Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he expects to conclude major trade and investment contracts with French businessmen at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in 2018, according to a transcript from a meeting published on the Kremlin website.

    "We expect that new major trade and investment contracts will be concluded at the upcoming International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg in May," the Russian President said at a meeting with members of the Franco-Russian Chamber of …

  • Russian doping scandal whistleblower: Putin knew of abuses in Russian sport

    Former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov said that Putin may have had a role in the doping scandal.

    A full version of the program by Seppelt, who has shot several films on doping problems in Russia, is scheduled to be released on the night of January 30. Several hours earlier, ARD uploaded a trailer  to YouTube announcing an interview with WADA informant Grigory Rodchenkov, who is now hiding in New York.

    The trailer contains a recording of Rodchenkov claiming that …

  • Putin promises that Crimea will experience growth in the future

    During a teleconference with universities, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that "the situation around the Crimea is not dramatic," and that the peninsula will experience growth in a variety of areas in the future.

    "To date I do not think that the situation around the Crimea has been dramatic; on the contrary, I am confident that everything will gradually stabilize," the Russian agency TASS quoted Putin as saying.

    As Interfax reports, the Russian president noted that "after solving a …

  • Putin: Russian defense enterprises should develop their production of civilian products

    By 2020, when the main part of the State Defense procurement is complete, the financial stability of state enterprises should be maintained by producing civilian products, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated during his visit to the Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UEIA), as reported on the Kremlin’s website.

    The main task of Russian industry, as noted by the Russian President, is mastering the production of modern and competitive civilian products. At the same time Putin stressed that …