Vladimir Putin

Putin confidant denies plans for new KGB in interview

The KGB secret service is not being revived in Russia, former Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov said in an interview published Tuesday.

Putin to attend Wednesday Ukraine summit hosted by Merkel in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to attend a summit in Berlin on Wednesday, part of a fresh bid to resolve the long-running Ukraine crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said Tuesday...

India and Russia sign defence deals worth billions

India and Russia signed defence and energy deals worth billions of dollars after a meeting of their leaders in the southern Indian state of Goa on Saturday.

Putin rejects "political rhetoric" over Syria as strikes hit Aleppo

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed suggestions that Moscow should be investigated for potential war crimes in Syria as "political rhetoric."

Putin: France trying to stir up "anti-Russian hysteria"

Russian President Vladimir Putin told an international investment forum in Moscow on Wednesday that France has been trying to stir up "anti-Russian hysteria in the mass media under its control."...

Putin cancels Paris visit as France says will only talk about Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled a visit scheduled for next week to Paris, as French President Francois Hollande said he would "only talk about Syria."

Putin: Russia ready to join OPEC members in limiting oil production

Russia is ready to join members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in limiting production of crude oil, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, as exporters look to prop up...

Energy talks, Syria in focus as Putin heads to meet Erdogan in Turkey

Energy projects and the situation in Syria are expected to be the focus Monday when Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Turkey to meet with his counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Russia ratifies deal to permanently station troops in Syria

Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday ratified an agreement presented by President Vladimir Putin to indefinitely station combat aircraft and soldiers in Syria.

Putin to get birthday bouquet of 450 roses from Russian parliament

Russia's lower house of parliament resolved on Friday to send President Vladimir Putin a birthday gift of 450 roses, one rose for each member of the chamber.

Russia stops disposing of weapons-grade plutonium, suspending US deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a deal with the United States to dispose of excess supplies of weapons-grade plutonium, citing a large deterioration in bilateral ties.

Putin disinterested in Serb entity referendum

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin supported efforts to maintain stability in the Western Balkans as well as the Dayton peace agreement, but...

Syria tops agenda as German vice chancellor meets Putin

Germany's vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel met Russian President Vladimir Putin late Wednesday, with the crisis in Syria high on the agenda.

Putin: US keeps Syrian ceasefire details secret to protect opposition

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the US on Saturday for delaying the release of details of a Syrian ceasefire agreement but said Moscow would not make the details public until an...

EU further extends sanctions on Putin associates over Ukraine action

The European Union on Thursday extended sanctions for a further six months against 146 people and 37 entities in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, with the targets including close associates...