Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

Kremlin

Armed men flying above Kremlin?

Was it a movie shoot? A coup? Moscow was abuzz Friday with talk of mysterious videos showing helicopters flying above the Kremlin, one of them apparently carrying a group of heavily armed men. Nothing to worry about, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters -- just security drills. View this post on Instagram #вертолет A post shared by анжела (@andzhana000) on Nov 22, 2018 at 3:18am PST "I can confirm that…

New US sanctions over chemical weapons would be ‘illegal’: Kremlin

MOSCOW:  Russia would consider any new chemical weapons-related sanctions imposed by the United States to be illegal, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday. The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it would impose additional sanctions on Russia after Moscow failed to give reasonable assurances it would not use chemical weapons after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. “We consider restrictions imposed by the United States against Russia illegal,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters. It is pertinent to…

Kremlin says Trump suggested Putin visit the White House

MOSCOW: A Kremlin aide said on Monday that US President Donald Trump suggested the White House as the venue for a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin when they discussed the idea of meeting in a telephone call last month. Since that call, on March 20, preparations for a possible summit have not progressed because of a diplomatic row, the aide, Yuri Ushakov, said. “When our presidents spoke on the phone, Trump proposed having the first meeting in Washington, in the White House,” Ushakov told reporters at a briefing.…

Kremlin says no interest in US arms race in ‘invincible weapons’ row

MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Friday said Russia will not be part of a new arms race as the United States and NATO voiced concern over Vladimir Putin's boasts of new "invincible" weapons. Putin stunned the West -- and many in Russia -- on Thursday by using his state of the nation address to unveil a new arsenal of hypersonic weapons and submarines less than three weeks before an election is expected to extend his rule until 2024. The revelations came with ties between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows over the Syria…

Communists accuse Kremlin of smear campaign

MOSCOW: Russia's Communists on Tuesday appealed to President Vladimir Putin in an open letter accusing Kremlin "provocateurs" of running a smear campaign against their presidential candidate. The Communist Party chose a new face for the March 18 polls, opting for businessman Pavel Grudinin rather than veteran leader Gennady Zyuganov. The party complains that Grudinin has faced a barrage of negative coverage in state-controlled and pro-Kremlin media, focusing on his foreign bank accounts and property. In an open…

Putin laughs off Washington’s ‘Kremlin list’

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday laughed off a US list of Russians tapped for possible sanctions, joking that he was offended his name was not on it, but nevertheless branded it an "unfriendly act". The 65-year-old Russian leader -- who spoke before the US Treasury said it would act on its list "in the near future -- said the US move would further worsen ties. At the same time, Putin sought to make light of the US report -- which many commentators say looks like an attempt to simply copy a Forbes Russia…

Putin, Erdogan agree on creation of Palestinian state in call: Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said they both supported creating a Palestinian state, the Kremlin said the day after the UN rejected the decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In a phonecall, the two leaders "discussed the situation of Middle East peace talks in the context of the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem," the Kremlin said in a statement. They "confirmed the mutual disposition…

Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday for the CIA's help in thwarting a plot to attack the city of Saint Petersburg, the Kremlin said. It was the second time in a week that the world's most powerful leaders have exchanged messages of praise. Putin spoke by phone with Trump to convey his gratitude for intelligence supplied by the CIA which allowed Russia's FSB security service to break up a "terrorist cell" that was planning attacks in Russia's second city, the…

Putin will seek new term as Russia president

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would seek a new six-year term in March elections, a move that would make him the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin. Putin, who has run Russia both as president and prime minister for the past 18 years, is expected to sail to victory, with only token opponents competing against him. "I will offer my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian Federation," he said during a visit to the GAZ car factory in Nizhny Novgorod, 400 kilometres (250 miles)…

Facing hurdles, Russia gears up for World Cup draw

MOSCOW: The World Cup draw in the Kremlin on Friday launches Russia's bid to turn a page on its history of football hooliganism and racism while warding off a terror threat linked to Moscow's intervention in Syria. The success of the tournament is also a matter of personal pride for Vladimir Putin after the Russian strongman helped wrest the June 14-July 15 competition from England in an ugly 2010 battle before relations with the West dramatically collapsed over Ukraine. It is an $11.5-billion (9.7-billion-euro) gamble…