Vladimir Putin has commented on the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber aircraft that was shot down above Syria by the Turkish Air Force. Putin said said that the Russian plane was shot down by Turkish fighter aircraft. Putin described the actions of the Turkish authorities as a "stab in the back" from "supporters of terrorists"
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the APEC summit that will take place on November 17-18 in the Philippines. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will go to the summit instead. The reason for the decision has not been specified. Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the change in the Russian delegation for the APEC summit
A national children and youth organization to assist in the socialization of children and adolescents is to appear in Russia. Additionally, Communists of Russia announced the revival of the youth organization with the historic name of the Russian Leninist Young Communist League, known for the Russian initials as VLKSM
On October 20, Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Russia to conduct a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin website, the talks were conducted in both extended and narrow formats. Putin and Assad decided to continue the operation in Syria. On October 22, Russian MPs are going to Syria for talks as well.
Russia's Federation Council gave its consent to President Putin for the use of the Russian Armed Forces outside the territory of the Russian Federation - in Syria. Russia will be the only country that will be conducting the operation on a legitimate basis - at the request from the legitimate president of Syria
On September 1, Russia has chaired the UN Security Council. Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a speech at the jubilee session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The press has already dubbed the possible meeting between the Russian and the American presidents "the clash of the titans." Putin has spoken at the UN General Assembly before
Russia is able to overcome any threat, if the society stays consolidated, Putin said. "There are many threats that we can not predict," Putin admitted. "But if we preserve the stable internal political situation - the consolidation of the society that we can see today - then we are not afraid of any threat," President Putin said
Russian President Vladimir Putin would win in a landslide victory, if Russia held presidential election in the near future, Russian sociological services say as they analyze the results of public opinion polls that have been conducted in Russia during the recent several months. Putin has never confirmed his intention to run for president in 2018
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, instead of the third threat, which Barack Obama announced from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly - Russia's aggression in Europe - the third biggest threat to the world was Washington's desire to subordinate other countries to its will
Russia will respond to the sanctions that the United States imposed against the Crimea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page that the relations between Russia and the United States would be "poisoned for decades." According to PM Medvedev, Kiev is becoming Moscow's potential military adversary
No matter what we may be doing, we always come across problems, opposition and struggle against us. Endlessly. If they let our bear sit quietly, maybe they will leave it alone? No, they won't. They will always be trying to chain the Russian bear. This is the price that we pay to protect our natural wish to survive as a nation, as a civilization
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov summed up the results of 2014. He spoke about the international relations, the sanctions that Russia imposed in response to restrictive measures from the West, about the confrontation with NATO and about the Ukrainian crisis. According to him, Russia will not compromise its interests, under no circumstances
Russian President Putin delivered the annual address to the Federal Assembly in the St. George's Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace on Thursday, December 4th. In the beginning of the speech, President Putin thanked citizens of the Russian Federation for showing their resilience in the face of tribulations that Russia had to experience this year