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20 Jun 2019 | 10:54 PM

As ratings drop, Putin defends record, says better life awaits Russians

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Thursday that there were signs that years of falling real wages, which have dented his popularity, were drawing to an end and that a government programme would deliver higher living standards.

11 Jun 2019 | 11:10 PM

Russia, in rare U-turn after public anger, drops case against journalist

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police abruptly dropped drugs charges on Tuesday against journalist Ivan Golunov, a rare U-turn by the authorities in the face of anger from his supporters who had alleged he was framed for his reporting and had threatened to stage a mass protest in Moscow.

6 Jun 2019 | 11:52 PM

Putin to Britain: Let's forget about the Skripal poisoning

ST PETERSBURG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Britain's next prime minister would forget about the poisoning of a former double agent in England last year in order to improve battered ties.

27 Apr 2019 | 7:44 PM

Putin says Russia and Syria are not planning assault on Idlib for now

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he did not rule out Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, launching a full-scale assault on militants in Syria's Idlib province, but that such an operation was unpractical for now.

25 Apr 2019 | 8:57 PM

Putin says U.S. guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearise

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first face-to-face talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear programme.

23 Apr 2019 | 10:22 PM

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday - Kremlin

MOSCOW/VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official said.

9 Apr 2019 | 11:21 PM

Putin, on Mueller report - 'We said from the start it would find nothing'

ST PETERSBURG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday commented for the first time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's completed report into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying Moscow had always said it would find nothing.

15 Mar 2019 | 12:04 AM

Russian businessmen call for release of detained U.S. investor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several prominent Russian businessmen on Thursday called for detained U.S. investor Michael Calvey to be released from a pre-trial detention facility on bail, saying his treatment at the hands of the authorities over fraud charges looked too harsh.

6 Mar 2019 | 10:06 PM

Russia wants to join Luxembourg in space mining

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Russia, a leading producer of natural resources, plans to join Luxembourg in mining for minerals in outer space, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday.

14 Feb 2019 | 11:22 PM

Kremlin, after summit, says no offensive planned in Syria's Idlib

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria's Idlib region of what he called "a hotbed of terrorists," but the Kremlin said there would be no military operation there.