Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday declared the Winter Paralympics open in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the Winter Paralympic Games opening in Sochi on Friday would somewhat defuse international tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.
The Russian flag was ceremonially raised Thursday at the mountain village for the Sochi Paralympics with President Vladimir Putin in attendance. The March 7-16 Paralympics will mark the first time Russia hosts the disabled sports competition, which is to be held at the same facilities where the Winter Olympics took place last month. Joining Putin at the ceremony was a raft of Russian dignitaries including Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, Russian Paralympic Committee head Vladimir Lukin and several current Russian Paralympians and former champions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama on Friday that relations between the two countries should not suffer due to disagreements over Ukraine, the Kremlin said. "The President of Russia emphasized the paramount importance of Russian-US relations for ensuring stability and security in the world. These relations should not be sacrificed due to disagreements over individual - albeit extremely significant - international problems," the Kremlin said in a statement. It is noted that during the conversation certain differences in approaches and assessments of the causes of the current crisis and the current situation were revealed.
President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to accept the terms of a potential diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis in a phone call that lasted an hour.
With the rhetoric heat on Russia’s approach to the Ukrainian crisis gradually wearing thin, some from the western media start finally looking at the issue from a completely different angle, Tom Switzer, a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, elaborates on this issue in an interview with the Voice of Russia.
Putin informed about decision of Supreme Council of Crimea on Autonomy's annexation to Russian Federation – Peskov
A recent public opinion survey, conducted by the Levada Center, puts the job approval rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin at 67%, as compared with 60% in 2013.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Valentina Tereshkova on her birthday.
The situation in Ukraine may have negative consequences on the Customs Union (CU), therefore its member-states should think over measures to be taken to protect their producers. Russia's President Vladimir Putin said as much, opening the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the level of heads of state.
The 2014 Sochi Paralympics kick off on Friday, March 7 with the opening ceremony. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave interview to the Russian and foreign media before the start of Paralympics.
Some 2.5 million people of disabilities will be able to do sports in Russia by 2020, or five times as many as today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Russian and foreign media on the eve of the Paralympic Games in Russia’s Black Sea resport city of Sochi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed possible international efforts to help improve the situation in Ukraine in a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday.
On March 6, Greater Europe is to gather in Brussels for a special Ukraine summit. The European Union will decide whether it can help Ukraine, which is half way bankrupt, and most importantly, how to behave with Russia in the light of the Ukrainian events. To punish Russia for its pseudo-aggressive behavior in Crimea or not? And how should it punish Russia?
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes it is time to start drawing up an agreement on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, which should be formed in 2015.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad has reported Wednesday. This year, a record number of nominees will contend for the Nobel Peace Prize. In the list, there are 278 politicians, public activists and organizations, including Edward Snowden and Pope Francis.
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he did not want political tension to detract from economic cooperation with Russia's "traditional partners". "We are seeing known political tension, it should not affect our current economic cooperation," Putin told cabinet members, VoR's reported Ilya Harlamov reports.
US President Barack Obama has commented Russia’s moves in Ukraine saying they would isolate Moscow. This comes after President Vladimir Putin’s televised statement where he described the Ukrainian revolution as an "armed seizure of power" and questioned the legitimacy of the current regime. He also said it was important to live up to the February 21 deal on Ukrainian peace settlement.
The West’s policies towards Ukraine have nothing to do with an alleged care for the Ukrainian people and are dictated exclusively by the striving to encircle Russia, British political analyst Dr. Marcus Papadoupulos, publisher and editor of Politics First magazine, writes. In an interview to the Voice of Russia Marcus Papadopoulos said that Putin's statements were accurate and objective. He also explained why the US try to embroil Russia and the EU using the Ukrainian issue.
President Vladimir Putin, at a regular conference with the RF government, will discuss the activities and the work plan of the Finance Ministry for the 2013-2018 period, the Kremlin press service reported.