Vladimir’s Recent Stories
World Mar 19Kazakhstan’s president steps down after 30 years
Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the country's future course.
World Mar 18Putin marks 5th anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea penisula's annexation from Ukraine. NATO allies said in a statement Monday that "we strongly condemn this act, which…
World Mar 04Putin suspends Russian obligations under INF nuclear pact
In a decree, Putin suspended Russia's obligations under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and said it will continue to do so "until the U.S. ends its violations of the treaty or until it terminates."…
World Feb 02Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same
Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.
World Dec 20Putin claims U.S. actions are raising the threat of nuclear war
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir said that if the U.S. puts intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will be forced to take countermeasures.
World Nov 29Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia
The Ukrainian president has urged NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries.
World Nov 26Ukraine demands Russia release vessels as tensions build
Ukraine's president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and vessels seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.
Politics Oct 23WATCH: Bolton says Russia hurt itself by meddling in U.S. vote
National Security Adviser John Bolton will hold a news conference in Moscow at 1 p.m. EDT. Watch his remarks here.
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.