Stories tagged: Putin
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him
A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn’t vote for President Vladimir Putin in March’s election – an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
Russian officials move to shut Navalny’s foundation
Russia’s Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency
Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attack
The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terror attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that he has ordered security agencies to kill terror suspects on …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president
Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency
Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday, allowing Navalny to file the endorsement papers required for his candidacy and putting pressure on the …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Green Party candidate says she’s cooperating in Russia probe
Former presidential candidate Jill Stein says she’s cooperating with a Senate intelligence committee probe into Russian interference in the election.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election
As the most serious challenger during Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power, Alexei Navalny has endured arrests, show trials and facefuls of green antiseptic that damaged his vision.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings
Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong US economy
President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made Thursday “acknowledging America’s strong economic performance,” the White House said.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Putin: U.S. hurts itself with “invented” Trump collusion case
Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been “invented” by Trump’s foes and have hurt …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Putin to visit Egypt next week
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt next week to discuss expanding political, economic, energy and trade ties, officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Russian President Putin announces re-election bid
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, a vote he appears certain to win.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with U.S.
The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Democrat criticizes Sessions’ non-answer on talks with Trump
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not directly answer in a closed-door interview Thursday whether President Donald Trump ever asked him to …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Russian president signs bill targeting foreign media
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, more in hour-plus call
President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Syria’s Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Trump calls Putin sincere, but stands by U.S. agencies’ findings on meddling
Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Talking tough on trade, Trump pushes ‘America first’ in Asia
President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring “America first” message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Putin: Russian doping scandals could be U.S. election meddling
President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year’s Russian presidential election. On Thursday, four …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Kremlin says Putin and Trump likely to meet in Vietnam
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have a full agenda for their likely encounter on the sidelines of a Pacific nations’ summit this week, the Kremlin said …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit
Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a shipping company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Russian opposition leader sues Putin over rally denials
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is suing President Vladimir Putin over authorities’ repeated refusals to sanction rallies for his supporters.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
As Russia investigation heats up in the U.S., Trump and Putin may soon meet
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet next week at an economic summit in Vietnam, a Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, even as the investigation in the …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as U.S. retreats
After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Putin in Iran for talks with Tehran, Azerbaijan leaders
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran on Wednesday for trilateral talks with Tehran and Azerbaijan, a meeting that comes as the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal is threatened by President …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday strongly denounced Soviet-era political repressions, describing them as a crime that should never be forgotten.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Belatedly, Trump admin finishes list of off-limits Russians
The Trump administration gave Congress on Thursday a list of Russian officials who may soon become off-limits to anyone who wants to avoid U.S. sanctions, as criticism mounted over the …