Putin knows the legacy of his World Cup will be judged partly by the fate of the stadiums after the tournament and is determined they are put to good use.
President Mamnoon Hussain met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the SCO summit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US.
President Xi Jinping gave China's first friendship medal to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he had warned European countries years ago about the risk of the United States imposing its rules on others, and that they were now paying the price for ignoring him. Speaking during an annual live television phone-in with the Russian people, Putin likened the tariffs that Washington imposed last week on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union to economic sanctions. “It appears our partners thought that this would never affect…
President Vladimir Putin opened his annual televised phone-in, a carefully choreographed Kremlin event in which he promised Russians the country was going in the "right direction".
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hinted that he might return to power as prime minister -- as he did in 2008 -- after his time as president ends in 2024. "I have always abided strictly and will abide to Russia's constitution. The constitution clearly says no more than two consecutive terms (are allowed)," Putin said when asked at the Saint Petersburg Forum if he would leave power in 2024. "This is now my second term in a row," the Russian leader said. In 2008, after serving two consecutive terms as…
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in the southern Russian city of Sochi.