Gulf Times - Vladimir-Putin
Passengers at Siberia airport left freezing to await Putin

Passengers at Siberia airport left freezing to await Putin

Passengers were left stranded Wednesday in freezing temperatures on a Russian plane with its doors left open at a Siberian airport where President Vladimir Putin was due to land.

Russia to hold competition for banned Olympic athletes

Russia to hold competition for banned Olympic athletes

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to organise a sports competition for Russian athletes banned from the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang over a doping scandal.

Russian president laughs off Washington's 'Kremlin list'

Russian president laughs off Washington's 'Kremlin list'

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday laughed off a US list of Russians tapped for possible sanctions, joking that he was offended his name was not on it, but nevertheless branded it an "unfriendly act".

Putin says St Petersburg supermarket bombing was an act of terrorism

Putin says St Petersburg supermarket bombing was an act of terrorism

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a blast that ripped through a St Petersburg supermarket the previous day injuring shoppers was the result of an act of terrorism.

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin

Thousands of Russians on Sunday endorsed the candidacy of Alexei Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging strongman Vladimir Putin in a March vote.

Trump says US wants Russia's help on North Korea

Trump says US wants Russia's help on North Korea

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Washington hoped to receive more help from Russian President Vladimir Putin in efforts to convince North Korea to abandon its missile and nuclear weapons program.

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Independent candidates are officially required to collect 300,000 signatures of support before they are allowed on the ballot paper.

Russian prosecutors call for 10-year sentence for ex-economy minister

Russian prosecutors call for 10-year sentence for ex-economy minister

Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe from a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Putin, Assad discuss prospects for political settlement in Syria

Putin, Assad discuss prospects for political settlement in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Trump says he believes Putin's election meddling denials

Trump says he believes Putin's election meddling denials

US president Donald Trump Saturday said he believes Vladimir Putin's assurances that he did not meddle in US elections that propelled him to power, adding the Russian leader felt "very insulted" by the allegations.

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin's invitation

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin's invitation

Sepp Blatter said Michel Platini, the ex-UEFA president who is banned from football over corruption, had also been invited to the tournament by Putin.

Putin says Russia to destroy 'last chemical weapons'

Putin says Russia to destroy 'last chemical weapons'

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia would destroy its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a "historic event" and accusing the United States of not following suit.