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Putin, Trump set for phone call today

Putin, Trump set for phone call today

London [UK], Jan. 28 : Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump via telephone on Saturday in their first conversation since the latter took office.

This comes as recently, top Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway said that removing U.S. sanctions on Russia is "under consideration", reports the Guardian.

Trump has been steadfast in his praise for Putin and Russia and ascended to the presidency amid allegations of Russian interference in the election campaign.

He has hinted he could look at removing sanctions on Russia, and has suggested the U.S. and Russia could work together in Syria, where Russia is allied with the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

Putin calls Trump, stresses on bilateral cooperation

Putin calls Trump, stresses on bilateral cooperation

London [UK], Nov. 15 : Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with US President-elect Donald Trump yesterday, for the first time after the latter's win in the election, and emphasized on the potential for bilateral cooperation.

According to a Kremlin summary of the phone call, Putin said he was ready for "a dialogue of partnership with the new administration based on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other", reports the Guardian.

A statement from Trump's team said the Russian President congratulated the newly elected president on winning "a historic election".

Putin hopes for improved relations after U.S. presidential elections

Moscow [Russia], Oct. 17 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that Russia-US relations may recover after the presidential elections in the United States.

"I hope that when these elections, debates, this difficult period in the internal political situation in the United States ends, there will be chances to restore Russia-U.S. relations," Putin said at a press conference on Sunday in India, where he was visiting to attend the BRICS Summit.

"Confrontation is not our choice," he added.

Air-dropped snowmobiles empower Russia

Air-dropped snowmobiles empower Russia

Russia's airborne forces chief, Col. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, kicked off the development of the purported air-dropped snowmobiles a few months back. He came up with the idea following his visit to the northern Yaroslavl region.

According to the Russian newspaper Komsolskaya Pravda, Shamanov said that the snowmobile flies, shoots, and helps keep the driver warm. A new machine that weighs nearly 705 pounds will help in doing so. A liquid-cooled engine is used to power it and it is having a 14.5-gallon fuel tank.

Using this type of vehicle, Russian troops can speed at 62 miles per hour when they are on the ground. In addition to that, the vehicle is outfitted with heated handles.

Russia Submits Latest Claim over Vast Area of Arctic Ocean to UN

Russia Submits Latest Claim over Vast Area of Arctic Ocean to UN

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Moscow has submitted revised claims over a vast area of the Arctic Ocean to the United Nations. As per the ministry, Russia has claimed around 463,000 square miles of the Arctic territory.

There are many other nations including Denmark, the United States, Canada, and Norway that are also claiming their right on the area, which is said to be home to valuable deposits of oil and gas. As the Arctic ice is melting, these deposits have become more accessible.

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Japan This Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Japan This Year

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making preparations for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan this year.

President Vladimir is visit Japan for two major issues i. e. to move forward the stalled territorial negotiations and the other to drive a wedge between Moscow and Beijing.

Security environment in East Asia has become increasingly sever because China has been raising its territorial ambitions and military buildup. Japan does not want to push Russia further to the Chinese side, said Japanese officials.

In a two-day meeting through Monday in Germany, Abe and his Group of Seven counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United States vowed to continue punitive measures on Russia unless it changes course.

'Emboldened' Putin warns no country can 'gain military superiority over Russia'

Vladimir Putin

Washington, Feb 21 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that no country should be under "the illusion that they can gain military superiority over Russia".

According to the Washington Times, Putin said that the country would always answer back in any such cases where nations try to gain military superiority .

Putin believes that Russian soldiers and officers are ready to act in defence and perform difficult tasks that would mark their military duty.

Putin's remarks come two days after the UK released pictures of Russian SA-22 surface-to-air missile systems in Ukraine. (ANI)

Obama says Russia's economic crisis proves Putin 'not so smart' to annex Crimea

Barack ObamaLondon, Dec 30 : US President Barack Obama has said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin's "not so smart" move to annex Crimea is a "strategic mistake".

According to the BBC, Obama said that those thinking his Russian counterpart was a "genius" had been proven wrong by Russia's economic crisis.

Obama said that international sanctions against Russia had made the country's economy susceptible to changes in oil price.

Earlier, in a meeting with business leaders at the White House, Obama said that Putin "does not have good cards" and that he has not played them as good as the western media sometimes gives him credit for.

PM Modi meets President Putin at Hyderabad House

Narendra Modi Vladimir PutinNew Delhi, Dec 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hyderabad House here on Thursday.

President Putin arrived in New Delhi late last night on a two-day visit to attend the 15th India-Russia annual summit.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) earlier in the day expressed hope that President Putin's visit to India would lead to new beginnings which would enable Russian investors to utilize the opportunities that are opening up through the 'Make in India' initiative.

New nuclear plants, military cooperation high on agenda: Putin

Vladimir PutinMoscow : Terming the ties with India as a "privileged strategic partnership", Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight disclosed that construction of new nuclear plants besides military and technical cooperation was high on the agenda during his visit to New Delhi.

Seeking to dispel the perception that Russia-India ties had lost some warmth, Putin described India as a "reliable and time-tested partner" although he spoke of a "gradual transition from the producer-consumer model to joint development and production of advanced weapons systems".

On Putin visit eve, India, Russia to hold talks on delayed FGFA aircraft project

Vladimir PutinNew Delhi : Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India this week, the two countries will hold talks on Tuesday to iron out differences on the much delayed joint multi-billion dollar Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) project.

Defence sources said the talks between Indian and Russian officials here are being held as both the countries are keen to go ahead with the FGFA. Putin is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi the next day.

However, there are issues on which both sides have not arrived at a consensus.

The sources said that it is "unlikely" that the contract would be signed during Putin's visit.

Putin leaves G20 summit early, pleading 'lack of sleep'

Vladimir PutinLondon, Nov 16 : Russian President Vladimir Putin was the first world leader to leave Brisbane's G20 summit, pleading a lack of sleep, after hours of browbeating by Western leaders over the Ukrainian conflict.

While praising the summit's "constructive atmosphere," Putin said that the reported fallout between him and Western nations was "exaggerated" by the media, reported The Guardian.

He explained his early departure by saying that he had to get back to Moscow to work and needed "five or four hours of sleep."

Putin in hurry to invade Ukraine over rumoured cancer fears

Vladimir PutinNew York, Oct 25 : It is rumoured that Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancer of the spinal cord due to which he is in a hurry to invade Ukraine.

According to New York Post, Putin is allegedly being treated by a doctor from the old East Germany.

The doctor has been trying different treatments that include steroid shots, which would explain Putin's puffy appearance.

News outlets from Belarus to Poland have reported for months that the Russian President has cancer of the spinal cord.

Crispin Black, the British army veteran who reports on terrorism and intelligence, said earlier that persistent rumours about Putin's health are back.

Putin shrugs off damage from Western sanctions

vladimir putinMoscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday shrugged off the negative impact of Western sanctions, saying they will only encourage Russia to build closer ties with China, India and Latin America.

Speaking at an investment forum, Putin described the sanctions as "utter silliness" that hurt Western business and offered an opportunity for others to expand in the Russian market.

Putin said the sanctions, imposed by the United States, the European Union and others over Russia's role in the Ukrainian crisis, violated basic principles of the World Trade Organisation and inflicted lasting damage to the global economy.

Putin planning to disconnect Russia from global internet during protests, war

Vladimir PutinLondon, Sep 20 : Russian President Vladimir Putin is contemplating radical plans to disconnect Russia from the global internet in case of a war or anti-government protests in the country.

According to the Guardian, Putin will convene a meeting of his security council on Monday, where he will discuss what steps Moscow might take to disconnect Russian citizens from the web "in an emergency".

The aim would be to strengthen the country's sovereignty in cyberspace.

While Russia has much control over its media, the Russian Internet serves as an open platform for all sorts of debates.

Obama talks to Putin over Russia's support to Ukrainian rebels

Barack Obama and Vladimir PutinWashington: US President Barack Obama on Friday called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to express his "deep concerns" over Russia's increased support for the separatists in Ukraine.

"The President (Obama) reiterated his deep concerns about Russia's increased support for the separatists in Ukraine," the White House said.

Obama reinforced his preference for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed to keep open their channels of communication, the White House statement said.

Hillary Clinton says 'tough, arrogant' Putin also capable of 'charm'

Hillary-ClintonWashington, July 26 : Hillary Clinton in a recent interview referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as "tough" and "arrogant" and said that he was also capable of exuding charm.

According to Politico, she made the comments in an interview with CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria, set to air on his eponymous show at 10 a. m. Sunday.

Clinton said of Putin that he had a lot of personas that he pulled out.

Will provide unhindered access to MH17 crash site, assures Putin

Vladimir PutinJohannesburg, July 21 - Breaking his silence for the first time on the MH17 tragedy, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the task force investigating the site of the crash is not enough and that the situation demands a force consisting of experts.

According to News. com. au, Putin also warned his detractors to not use the tragedy to achieve their narrowly selfish political goals.

Putin blames west for Ukrainian policies, praises Russia- China relations

Vladimir-PutinBeijing, July 2 : Russian President Vladmir Putin said in a statement that Ukrainian developments were a manifestation of the West which is trying to control Moscow, and added that relations between Russia and China are an example of cordial international relations.

According to the Xinhua, Putin's statement came just hours after the Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko announced that the ceasefire with Russian rebels in the East would be ended.

Poroshenko's decision to take military and political action against Russian militants was a result of outside pressure, said Putin.

Vladimir Putin expresses interest to work closely with Modi

Vladimir Putin expresses interest to work closely with ModiSt. Petersburg (Russia), May 25 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his country's willingness to work closely with prime minister designate Narendra Modi and promised to strengthen economic, military and technical cooperation .

Speaking to a group of journalists from the international media here, Putin reportedly said that the relations between the two countries are above political parties. He said, Russians are friendly with the Indian people and they want to have good relations with India.

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