Putin backs spy agency accused over Skripal poisoning
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday publicly backed the GRU military intelligence agency at the centre of a spy poisoning row while rubbishing a recent change to its name.
Putin warns of consequences over Orthodox split
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of "the most serious consequences" over splits in the Orthodox church after Ukraine was granted the right to form an independent church, enraging Russia.
Netanyahu, Putin to meet after Syria friendly fire incident
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss coordination in Syria after the accidental downing of a Russian plane led to tensions.
Kremlin says Putin could sign off on pensions bill soon
Russian senators on Wednesday approved a deeply controversial bill to raise the state pension age as the Kremlin indicated President Vladimir Putin could sign it into law soon.
Russian parliament approves Putin's controversial pension reform
The Russian parliament's lower house passed a controversial pension reform bill Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin announced concessions to try to dampen widespread public anger over plans to raise the state retirement age.
Putin 'appalled' by 'terrorist' attack in Iran
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday denounced the attack on an army parade in Iran, offering condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and calling for deeper anti-terror cooperation. "Please accept the deepest condolences regarding the tragic consequences of the raid by terrorists in Ahvaz. We are appalled by this bloody crime," Putin wrote to Rouhani,…
Putin: plane downed in Syria after 'chain of tragic accidental circumstances'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing by Syria of a Russian warplane with 15 people on board.
Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent are not criminals and have been identified as civilians.