Vladimir’s Recent Stories
World Sep 18Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria
The downing of the reconnaissance aircraft highlighted the dangers posed by the conflicting interests of various powers in the crowded skies over Syria.
World Aug 11New U.S. sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low
Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time.
World Apr 13Russia says suspected chemical attack in Syria was staged by UK
A day before a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog was to arrive in Douma, Syria, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said that images of victims of the purported attack were fakes staged with "Britain's direct involvement."…
World Apr 05Daughter of poisoned spy says she’s recovering
LONDON — The poisoned daughter of an ex-Russian spy said Thursday she's recovering quickly after her ordeal, while Russia strongly protested being locked out of the probe into the nerve agent that sickened her and her father.
World Mar 20Trump calls Russia’s Putin to congratulate him on re-election
"I suspect that we'll probably be meeting in the not too distant future to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control," Trump said.
World Mar 16In televised address, Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of Russian election
President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday's election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country's future.
World Mar 01Vladimir Putin boasts Russia’s nuclear weapons can pierce any defense
In a state-of-the-nation speech, Putin said the creation of the new weapons has made NATO's U.S.-led missile defense "useless," and means an effective end to what he described as Western efforts to stymie Russia's development.
World Feb 13Russia says deadly plane crash may have been caused by human error
Russian investigators said Tuesday that the plane's pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for its measuring equipment, resulting in flawed speed data.
Politics Aug 05Russia’s ex-ambassador to U.S. rejects accusations of meddling
The former Russian ambassador to the United States on Saturday strongly denied the accusations of meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
World Jul 31After retaliating against new U.S. sanctions, Russia urges U.S. to fix ties
Russia urged the United States Monday to show "political will" to mend ties even as it ordered sweeping cuts of U.S. embassy personnel unseen since Cold War times.