Putin, Modi discuss Russia-India cooperation over phone

       

In this file photo taken on Dec 6, 2021, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) greets Russian President Vladimir Putin before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. (MONEY SHARMA / AFP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed prospects for practical cooperation in mutual investment, energy, agriculture, transport and logistics in a phone conversation, the …

Russian, UAE presidents discuss bilateral cooperation over phone

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan pose for a photo prior to their talks in St. Petersburg, Russia, Oct 11, 2022. (PAVEL BEDNYAKOV, SPUTNIK, KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a phone …

Russia launches new icebreaker to expand Arctic shipment

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends via video link a ceremony to launch the Yakutia nuclear-powered icebreaker and to raise the national flag on the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker on Nov 22, 2022. (KREMLIN PHOTO VIA XINHUA) MOSCOW – Russia launched its latest nuclear-powered icebreaker Yakutia on Tuesday in a persistent bid to better use the Arctic shipping route leading to the Far East. Russian President Vladimir …

Russia’s Putin will not attend G20 summit in Bali

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency in Moscow on Nov 9, 2022. (SERGEI BOBYLYOV / SPUTNIK / AFP) JAKARTA – Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) nations on the resort island of Bali next week, Indonesian and Russian officials said on Thursday. Putin …

Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to work toward peace treaty

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center at the table), Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (right at the table) and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hold talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Oct 31, 2022. (MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW – Azerbaijan and Armenia, with Russia as a mediator, agreed on Monday to actively prepare for the conclusion of a peace treaty …

Period of West-dominated world is ending, says Putin

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the plenary session of the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Sergei Karpukhin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the historical period of boundless Western domination in world affairs is coming to an end and the unipolar world is becoming the …

Putin offers additional gas supply to Europe

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a plenary session of the Russian Energy Week forum in Moscow on Oct 12, 2022. (ALEXEY MAISHEV / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW / PRAGUE – Russia is ready to deliver additional volumes of natural gas to the European Union in the autumn-winter period, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. One of the two branches of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has …

Putin denounces Crimean Bridge explosion as terrorist act

       

Photo taken on Sept 30, 2022 shows screens displaying Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a speech in Moscow, Russia. (CAO YANG / XINHUA) MOSCOW – The explosion on the Crimean Bridge was no doubt a terrorist act aimed at destroying Russia's critical civilian infrastructure, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday. Ukraine's special services were the initiators, performers and masterminds. Vladimir Putin, Russian president "Ukraine's special services …

Putin: West tries to maintain dominance by provoking conflicts

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the opening of the Army 2022 International Military and Technical Forum in the Patriot Park outside Moscow, Russia, Aug 15, 2022. (SPUTNIK, KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW/KYIV – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the United States and its Western allies needed to provoke new global conflicts and sow chaos to try to maintain their dominance. …

Putin: West cannot isolate Russia and send it back in time

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on July 18, 2022. (MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that it was impossible to cut Russia off from the rest of the world, and that sanctions imposed …

Russian, Indonesian presidents discuss Ukraine, food supplies

       

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo shake hands after a joint news conference after their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on June 30, 2022. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO, POOL / AP PHOTO) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday discussed the current situation in Ukraine and the supplies of grain and fertilizers amid a …