Contents tagged with Putin

  • Putin promises Egypt $25 billion in assistance

    Russia will grant Egypt a loan of $25 billion for the Al Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi.

    The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom will be providing the reactors for the plant.

    “We have great plans to collaborate [with Egypt] in the economic sphere,” Putin said, “This will involve energy, not just hydrocarbon, but also nuclear energy”.

    “We are starting to build a nuclear power plant, as you …

  • Putin and Trump may meet in November

    A senior advisor in the Trump administration said at a press meeting on Friday, October 19 that US President Donald Trump and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin may hold bilateral meetings in Paris or in Buenos Aires in November.

    “There are a couple possibilities, including the G-20 in Buenos Aires or the Armistice Day parade in Paris. At the G-20 is probably more likely,” the advisor said. “And President Trump’s invitation to Putin to visit Washington, DC still stands.” France is …

  • Putin believes Trump is determined to stabilize relations between USA and Russia

    On Thursday, speaking at the traditional Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that US President Donald Trump is ready to listen to him and is determined to improve the relations between the two countries.

     “In my opinion, the current president [of the US] is determined to stabilize and level the relations between Russia and the US,” Putin said and added that “we will see how the situation will further develop”.

    Putin denied the accusations of Western countries …

  • Putin: Russians would go to heaven in nuclear war

    During a session of the Valdai Discussion Club ,Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will “never be the initiator of military action, including the use of nuclear weaponry”, but in the event of a nuclear strike, all Russians will “go to heaven”.

    “An aggressor must know that retaliation is unavoidable. We, the victims of aggression, we will go to heaven like martyrs. But they will just die, because they won’t even have time to repent,” Putin remarked.

    He also emphasized that …

  • Greece refuses to issue visas to Russian pilgrims

    Russian pilgrims have difficulty obtaining visas to visit the Greek Athos peninsula, reported the Govorit Moskva of (Moscow Speaking) radio station.

     “There is already a problem and it is not even related to church. The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not issue visas not only to servants of the Russian Orthodox Church but also to pilgrims to visit Athos,” said the representative of the St. Andrew Foundation.

    In order to go to Athos, pilgrims had to obtain Italian visas and Catholics …

  • Kremlin: Putin to visit Paris in November

    In November Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to Paris, where he will attend a ceremony commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of the first world war.

    “We plan on flying to Paris on November 11th. We will take part in the ceremony at the Champs Elysees fields,” Putin’s foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said on October 16th.

    The ceremony will be attended by other heads of state, including US President Donald Trump who confirmed his attendance at the event.

    Answering a …

  • Netanyahu: Friendship with Putin is important for Israel’s safety

    A friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is important for Israel’s safety, stated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reports the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

    He noted that he supports “frequent friendly contact” with Putin which is marked with “mutual respect.”

    “This relationship is important for the safety of Israel,” stated the prime minister.

    It was also reported that earlier Putin and Netanyahu scheduled their first meeting since the incident on September 17th, …

  • Putin prohibits 'foreign agents' from looking for corruption in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that prohibits independent anti-corruption inspections of   legislative acts and their projects i.e. citizens with an unexpunged or unspent conviction and non-profit organizations deemed as “foreign agents”.

    Interfax reported that the law “is aimed at improving the legal regulation of independent anti-corruption inspections”.

    “International and foreign organizations no longer have an opportunity to conduct inspections. Citizens who were dismissed …

  • Kremlin invites Kim Jong-un to Russia

    The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov confirmed that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un received an invitation to visit Russia, reports Interfax.

    “Russian officials have invited the North Korean leader to visit Russia. The dates and place will be agreed via diplomatic channels, "- said Kremlin’s representative.

    Earlier, the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing an informed diplomatic source in South Korea, reported that the North Korean leader is likely to visit Russia. “ …

  • Putin wishes Maduro success as inflation in Venezuela reaches 1,000,000%

    Russian President Vladimir Putin wished success to Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, whose second term began in the midst of a severe economic crisis, as well as shortage of currency and hyperinflation.

    As reported by TASS, at the ceremony of receiving credentials from new ambassadors, Putin wished success to Venezuela in stabilizing the situation in the country.

     “We sincerely wish success to the leadership of the country, our friends in Venezuela and all the people in this country in …