Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the current level of rearmament of Russia’s military is similar to the Soviet Union’s rearmament toward the end of World War II.
Medvedev was speaking to a group of veterans ahead of May 9 Victory Day celebrations marking the end of the war in Europe.
Medvedev said some 75 [...]
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev slammed as “unacceptable” the recognition and support by France and other states of the Syrian opposition battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Britain and France have joined Turkey and Arabian Peninsula states in recognising a newly formed opposition bloc as the sole representative of the Syrian people. Paris [...]
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won six more years in the Kremlin, exit polls and preliminary results showed, amid allegations of fraud similar to those that sparked protests after a December parliamentary vote.
Putin, 59, who’s been in power for 12 years including the last four years as premier, got 58.3 percent of the vote, [...]
Nearly 4000 opponents of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have staged a rally in his home town of St Petersburg.
A week before presidential elections in which Putin is the widely favoured candidate, protesters chanted slogans including ‘Putin is a thief,’ the AP news agency said, adding that police were present in force but that [...]
RUSSIAN Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the West of seeking “regime change” in Iran and warns Washington that Russia intends to keep its nuclear weapons to keep US power in check.
“Under the guise of trying to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction… they are attempting something else entirely and setting [...]
The sovereignty of Syria and Iran should be defended against ‘foreign interferences.’ Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation during which they agreed on the need to craft a common approach to defend “the independence and sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran, [...]
The Russian leader may be in for a surprise: he misjudges his adversaries.
Vladimir Putin is a snake—he says so himself. At his latest four-hour press conference, the Russian prime minister compared himself to Kaa, the huge, hypnotic python from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. And the growing ranks of protesters against his regime? He [...]
The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, faces more mass protests over alleged election fraud as the former finance minister Alexei Kudrin warned of a ”revolution” unless the government assuages popular anger.
At least 30,000 people packed Sakharov Prospect, a wide avenue in Moscow named after the Soviet-era dissident Andrei Sakharov, police said. The event organisers [...]
As Russia gets ready for another round of elections whose outcomes are in little doubt, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s final leader, condemned on Tuesday what he called “imitation” democratic institutions in his country and he said that Russia’s current leaders should not expect to maintain support forever.
Twenty years after Gorbachev presided over the [...]
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was due Wednesday to push for closer ex-Soviet integration after the surprise announcement of a free trade zone being created in the former communist bloc.
Former KGB agent Putin has put a closer union with the now-sovereign republics at the top of his agenda since announcing plans to return to [...]