Vladimir’s Recent Stories
World Aug 20Top Russian independent TV station branded a ‘foreign agent’
The Dozhd (Rain) TV channel's head Natalya Sindeyeva denounced the move as unfair, saying the TV channel has been fully transparent about its funding and published its financial documents.
Politics Aug 20Merkel, Putin spar over Navalny but vow to maintain dialogue
Merkel traveled to Moscow on Friday, which was the anniversary of Navalny's poisoning with what European officials later identified as a Soviet-developed nerve agent.
World Aug 14Russia’s Putin urges stronger response to Siberian wildfires
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday urged authorities to strengthen their efforts to fight wildfires across northeastern Siberia, calling the situation “unprecedented” as fires threatened people’s homes.
World Aug 04Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland
Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had arrived in the Polish capital after flying from Tokyo via Vienna, a route apparently chosen to confuse those who would endanger her safety. Her husband fled Belarus this week and Poland…
World Jul 15Russia outlaws publisher of investigative media outlet
The Proekt online outlet has published investigative reports exposing alleged corruption and abuses by top officials and tycoons close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World Jul 13Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has increasingly relied on Russia's support amid soaring tensions with the West. Lukashenko thanked Putin on Tuesday and pledged that his country would duly repay its loans from Russia.
World Jul 08Taliban visit Moscow to say their wins don’t threaten Russia
A delegation of the Taliban is visiting Moscow to offer assurances that their quick gains in Afghanistan don't threaten Russia or its allies in Central Asia.
World Jun 28Russia, China declare friendship treaty extension, hail ties
The leaders of Russia and China announced the extension of a 20-year-old friendship treaty, a show of unity amid their tensions with the West.
Politics Jun 15WATCH: President Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Both sides acknowledge that the relationship between the two nations is at an all-time low, and neither holds out much hope for meaningful areas of agreement. But each man brings his own goals to the summit table on Wednesday.
World Apr 23Russian troops start pulling back from Ukrainian border
Friday's moves came a day after Russia's defense minister declared sweeping maneuvers in Crimea and wide swaths of western Russia over, and ordered the military to pull the troops that took part back to their bases by May 1.