Category Archives: Putin

Putin tasks parliamentarians on constructive, balanced agenda in tackling global conflicts

Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, has charged parliamentarians across the world to promote peaceful, constructive and balanced agenda in tackling conflicts. Putin made the call while declaring open the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia. He said that the place of parliamentarians in world affairs could not be undermined in […]

Putin sounds alert on World Cup readiness

President Vladimir Putin expressed concern over delays to some of Russia’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday, warning there were no grounds for complacency. Russian President Putin “Any delays in the preparation for the World Cup are inadmissible,” Putin said at a meeting of the presidential council for sports. “Solving problems is mostly […]

President Putin considers another 6-year term

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, said on Friday that he would consider running for re-election in 2018. The Kremlin has been coy in recent weeks about whether the 64-year-old head of state would run for another six-year term in the March 2018 election. In early July, his spokesman said […]

Tit for Tat: Russia expels US diplomats, seizes properties

Russian patience on sanctions imposed on it by the former Obama administration, snapped on Friday, after another round of sanctions imposed by the US Congress. In a reaction, the Kremlin  ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. Moscow’s decision, which had echoes of […]