FBI raids residence of Vladimir Putin’s ally in Washington

FBI An FBI representative told Reuters it was conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity at a residence on 30th Street in Washington. Live Reuters video showed an FBI agent in the driveway of the US-blacklisted Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska`s home, which was cordoned off with tape.  Source link

Iraq, Syria Terrorists “Actively” Entering Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin

“The situation in Afghanistan is not easy,” Vladimir Putin said. Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that battle-hardened terrorists from Iraq and Syria are “actively” entering Afghanistan. “The situation in Afghanistan is not easy,” Putin said during a video conference with security service chiefs of ex-Soviet states. “Militants from Iraq, Syria with experience in … Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin says relations with Joe Biden “working and stable”

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin has “constructive” relations with Washington and voiced hope that mutual interests would eventually help normalize US-Russia ties. Putin, speaking during a panel discussion at an international energy conference in Moscow, also said that Russia stands ready to boost natural gas supplies to help assuage nervous … Read more

Russia Opposition Claims Mass Fraud After Vladimir Putin’s Party Sweeps Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party claimed two-thirds majority in the lower house. (File) Moscow: Russia’s opposition accused the authorities of mass voter fraud as election results on Monday showed the ruling United Russia party winning a sweeping majority in parliament. The three-day vote that ended on Sunday followed an unprecedented crackdown on critics of President … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s Party Set To Retain Parliamentary Majority After Polls

Russian social media meanwhile was inundated with reports of ballot stuffing Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the ballot. The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the … Read more

putin: Russia’s Vladimir Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria – Times of India

DAMASCUS: Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Putin was referring to hundreds of US troops stationed in eastern Syria and working with Kurdish-led fighters in … Read more

13th BRICS summit: Afghanistan should not become threat to its neighbouring countries, says Russian President Vladimir Putin

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (September 9) said that Afghanistan should not become a “source of terrorism” and turn into a “threat to its neighbouring countries”. Russian President made the statement at the 13th BRICS summit, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  “The withdrawal of US forces and its allies … Read more

‘Don’t want militants in Russia’: President Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday rejected the idea of sending people evacuation from Afghanistan to countries near Russia, saying he did not want “militants showing up here under cover of refugees”, Russian news agencies reported. Putin criticised an idea of some Western countries to relocate refugees from Afghanistan to neighbouring Central Asian countries while … Read more

We Don’t Want Afghan Militants In Russia: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin said Russia does not want Afghanistan militants arriving under cover of refugees Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that the conflict in Afghanistan directly affects the security situation in Russia, Russian news agencies reported. Putin criticised an idea of some Western countries to send refugees from Afghanistan to neighbouring Central Asian … Read more

Angela Merkel Asks Vladimir Putin To Free Jailed Kremlin Critic

Moscow: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to free his political opponent Alexei Navalny from prison on the anniversary of the opposition leader’s poisoning. “I demanded from the Russian President that he free Navalny,” she said in the Kremlin. Putin denied that Navalny was behind bars for his political activity. … Read more