Putin hails military might on WWII Victory Day
President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia's military capabilities as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day, a commemoration that has become increasingly important over his two-decade rule.
Putin signs controversial internet law
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a "sovereign internet" bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet, a move decried by rights groups. Russian lawmakers insist the new law is necessary to ensure the security of Russia's online networks but critics say the vaguely worded bill gives new censorship powers…
Putin says ready to 'fully restore' ties with Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia was ready to restore full relations with Kiev, after a political novice won the Ukraine presidential election.
Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks
Russia's Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence.
North Korea's Kim to meet Putin Thursday in Russia's Far East
Kim Jong Un and President Vladimir Putin will meet in Russia's Far East on Thursday, the Kremlin said, as the North Korean leader looks to rebuild ties with an old ally amid a standoff with the United States.
Estonia president holds first meeting with Putin in years
Estonia's president met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin here Thursday for talks on trade and global relations, during the first such Russian visit in eight years.
Putin says body of missing Israeli soldier found by Russian army
The body of an Israeli soldier missing since the 1982 Lebanon War was found by the Russian and Syrian armies, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
Protect Russian businesses, Putin tells prosecutors
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told Russian prosecutors he wanted better legal protection for entrepreneurs, speaking a month after the arrest of an American investor sent shockwaves through business circles.