Contents tagged with Putin

  • ‘Putin’s favorite Syrian warlord’ guarded by Russian special forces

    Syrian Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan was guarded by a Russian soldier during a trip to Raqqa province. The commander of elite Tiger Forces was captured in photos posted on Twitter by ANNA-News.

    As the Telegram channel "Special Purpose Channel" writes, the soldier assigned to al-Hassan is a member of the Russian Special Operations Forces. He is armed with a modified Vityaz submachine gun which is used by the Russian Ministry of Defense, and it is quite rare to see it in Syria, the channel …

  • Adviser of Russian politician close to Putin detained on suspicion of treason

    Ivan Safronov, information policy adviser of the Head of Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has been detained on suspicion of treason, reports TASS news agency, citing Roscosmos’ press service. According to TASS, detention is not related to Safronov’s current work.

    "The press service of the state corporation Roscosmos reports that today the investigative bodies detained the adviser to the director general of the state corporation "Roscosmos, Safronov I.I.," TASS quoted Roscosmos representatives …

  • Putin's nephew becomes head of Russian Anti-Corruption Party

    President Vladimir Putin's nephew Roman Putin has become the head of the People Against Corruption party. The decision was made at the party congress, RIA Novosti reports.

    Roman Putin was elected by secret ballot. "To consider Roman Igorevich Putin elected as chairman and leader of the all-Russian political party "People Against Corruption" for a period of five years," said party chairman Grigory Anisimov after the voiting.

    As a priority task of the party Roman Putin named participation in …

  • Putin announces overhaul of Russian legislation

    Amendments to the Russian Constitution, approved at the popular vote, come into force, announced on Friday, July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    According to the decree signed by Putin and posted on the website of legal information, Russia will start living under the new Basic Law from July 4.

    The Russian Federal Security Service ((FSB) is tasked with ensuring that the amended Constitution is published on the website, the document reads.

    The amendments come into force " …

  • Kadyrov suggests making Putin President for Life

    The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has proposed appointing Vladimir Putin for a presidential term "for life."

    "I have always said that we should elect Vladimir Putin as a president for life. Who can replace him today? There is no such political leader on a global scale. We should be proud of it," Kadyrov said during a meeting of the country's operational headquarters to fight the coronavirus.

    Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, has already commented on …

  • Macron confirms his imminent visit to Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron is going to come to Russia. He tweeted about it on Saturday.

    "The confidential dialogue started with President Putin in Brégançon continues. Security in Europe, regional conflicts, climate, including melting permafrost in the Arctic. We are moving forward, and soon I will come to Russia," Macron wrote on Twitter.

    The French President made his statement after talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. On June 26, the Kremlin released a transcript of a …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine now has a unique opportunity to force Putin to leave Crimea and Donbas

    The economic crisis in Russia is a unique opportunity for Ukraine and the global anti-Putin coalition to “force the aggressor country to withdraw from the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas”. To do this, we need to strengthen international solidarity around our country, stated former Ukrainian president and leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Sergey Jadan on air of radio station "Trident FM". Poroshenko shared his impressions of the meetings …

  • Fugitive Russian banker posts childhood pictures of Putin's daughters

    Sergey Pugachev, the former owner of Mezhprombank, who fled abroad, published childhood photographs of Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughters, which were stored in his personal archive, reported Ilya Shepelin, a journalist of the Dozhd TV channel.

    According to the journalist, the pictures were taken in the early 2000s. One of them shows Pugachev's son Alexander together with Katerina and Maria Putin. The pictures have a caption: "Youth friendship is forever!!!" Apparently, some of the …

  • Putin: former Soviet republics left USSR with ‘Russian lands'

    The republics that were part of the USSR "took with them gifts from the Russian people" during the collapse of the Soviet Union, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised interview.

    Putin noted that the Union Treaty stipulated the right of the republics to leave the Union, but the procedure was not regulated.

    Putin did not specify what kind of gifts were taken. The Russian president also did not specify which republics of the former Soviet Union "took Russia’s lands."

    In the same …

  • Putin: Russia and Ukraine are not in an argument, they only have different views

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and Ukraine "did not argue but only had different views".

    "First of all, Crimea has always been ours, even from a legal point of view," Putin said, in an interview with Russia 1 TV channel, calling the annexation of Crimea "the highest degree of democracy."

    In an interview, he was asked whether a dispute of such a scale was worth "acquiring" Crimea, while practically "losing" Ukraine.

    According to the Russian President, Russia did not argue …