Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin calls on British businesses to help boost Russian economy

    At a meeting with major British business representatives on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the senior corporate managers to participate in projects to speed up the Russian economy.

    Putin said that in the next few years, Russia plans to invest “hundreds of billions of dollars in the development of the most important sectors of the economy and social sphere”.

    “I didn’t misspeak, we are talking about investing hundreds of billions of dollars,” the Russian president told the …

  • Poland did not invite Putin to the 80th anniversary of World War II outbreak

    The office of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda did not invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in the events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Second World War outbreak.

    “Russia is not included in the list of the invited countries,” Radio Poland quoted the president’s spokesman Błażej Spychalski.

    According to Spychalski, "the invitations have been issued according to a modern, not a historical context," therefore, it was decided to refuse Putin’s presence, reads the …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits Syria to deliver Putin’s message to al-Assad

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that on Tuesday, March 19, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, paid an official visit to Syria, reports TASS.

    According to his representatives, the head of the Russian military department held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus where he gave him a message from Putin. The ministry did not disclose the content of the message, only noting that during the negotiations Shoygu and al-Assad discussed "issues of combating international …

  • Putin invites Turkish President Erdogan to visit annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited his counterpart Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit the annexed Crimea to take part in the opening of the Cathedral Mosque in Simferopol. The head of the Kremlin also proposed inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the opening of a synagogue in annexed Sevastopol, Russian state agencies reported.

    Not a single foreign leader has visited the Crimea during the five years of the annexation of the peninsula by Russia. The …

  • Putin signs laws on 'disrespect towards authorities' and 'fake news'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed laws which prohibit “the dissemination of fake news” and establishes fines for “blatant disrespect for society, the government, official symbols of Russia and state authorities". Both sets of documents were published on the portal of legal information on Monday, March 18.

    According to the document, by “unreliable socially significant information”, the law on fake news implies information which is disseminated as “reliable reports” but creates threats …

  • Ukraine sentences Putin’s representative to 13 years in prison in absentia

    Kyiv Svyatoshinsky district administration sentenced the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Oleg Belaventsev, to 13 years in prison in the so-called "Crimean Federal District" trial in absentia, reported Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on Facebook.

    The court found Belaventsev guilty of committing an encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, incitement to high treason and waging an aggressive war against Ukraine.

    The …

  • Ukrainian President promises to begin missile program if reelected

    During a speech in Kyiv that was broadcast by the TV channel 112 Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to start implementing the renewed military missile program if he wins the upcoming presidential elections.

    Poroshenko said that at the start of his first term as president he had to “look for not only helmets and bulletproof vests for the army, but even pants, socks and linen”. “Our road to peace is through the further reinforcement of the army,” he observed. He also promised …

  • Russia to launch two new power plants in annexed Crimea during Putin's visit

    The Russian engineering company Technopromexport plans to officially launch new power plants in the Crimea on March 18 during the planned visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported, citing information from its five different sources.

    Putin plans to visit the Crimea on the anniversary of its annexation. He also plans to attend the opening of the Sevastopol power plant, the sources reported. “During the closed meeting, the Governor [ of Sevastopol] stated that Putin will arrive …

  • Russia intends to conduct test launch of hypersonic Zircon missile

    TASS news agency reported, citing a source in the Russian defense industry, that Russia intends to launch its new hypersonic missile Zircon from the Admiral Gorshkov figate at the end of this year.

    Last month, Russian state television reported that Zircon hypersonic missile is the weapon that Russian President Putin may choose to destroy American cities in the event of nuclear war.

    Russian military experts argue that no modern missile defense system can intercept the new Russian missile. The …

  • Artist who created a mock grave of Putin detained in Russia

    In Naberezhnye Chelny City in Russia, activist Karim Yamadayev has been detained for creating a mock gravestone of Russian President Vladimir Putin, MBKh media reports, citing human rights activist Ruzil Mingalimov. The mock gravestone was installed not far from the entrance to the local Investigative Committee.

    The activist is accused of repeatedly violating the ban on holding a protest. He can be detained for 30 days or fined up to three hundred thousand rubles, the equivalent of $4,500. “ …