‘Shrewd & mature N. Korean leader has won this round’ – Putin on peninsula crisis
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has emerged a winner in the latest crisis around the Korean Peninsula, Russian president Vladimir Putin said. He believes Pyongyang is now trying to defuse tensions. [...]
Brains over bucks: Putin hints AI may be key to Russia beating US in defense despite budget gap
Advanced weapon systems and lack of necessity for bases in foreign nations are key factors that will allow the Russian military to defend the nation, despite receiving far less funding than their US counterparts, Putin said. [...]
Putin Reveals What Future Technology Will Be ‘More Terrible Than a Nuclear Bomb’
Speaking to participants of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the future technology he believes can prove to be more terrible than nuclear weapons. [...]
Putin Slams American Establishment for Lack of Political Culture
Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the recent closure and searches of Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States. Putin blamed the American establishment for a lack of political culture regarding the situation with the Russian diplomatic facilities in the US, saying that Moscow has the right to decide whether [...]
Putin Calls Out US Folly
Speaking at the BRICS summit this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin deplored the “low political culture” of American leaders. "It is difficult to dialogue with such people," said Putin, adding: "You can do nothing about it." Less diplomatically, what the Russian president was lamenting is this: the incorrigible stupi [...]
‘Working with people who confuse Austria & Australia is hard’ – Putin on US establishment
Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented the poor level of diplomatic competence demonstrated by Washington lately, saying Moscow found it difficult to work with people who cannot tell Austria and Australia apart. [...]
How Vladimir Putin Became an American ‘God’
Seeking to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Western media has apparently ended up inadvertently imbuing his image with almost godlike properties, effectively transforming the persona of a capable head of state into some kind of mythical omnipotent figure. Earlier in August Netflix released a film called Icarus [...]
‘Putin’s Russia’ didn’t create the Ku Klux Klan
We need to have a conversation about Twitter threads. Especially examples where pseudo-'Russia experts' try to connect Moscow to every problem facing the United States (and the wider world). Because if you believe some of these clowns, before Vladimir Putin arrived on the political scene there was no Ku Klux Klan, no Nazis and n [...]
Putin is a phenomenon, Trump is a cartoon character – Maradona
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a phenomenon who can bring peace to many across the globe, football legend Diego Maradona told journalists in Moscow, adding that he views US leader Donald Trump as a cartoon character, who can’t be treated seriously. “I think that after [Hugo] Chavez and Fidel [Castro], Putin – toget [...]
‘Putin-Merkel Meeting Sends a Strong Signal to the World’
The very fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held negotiations after a long hiatus is a positive signal, Russian academic Vadim Trukhachev told Radio Sputnik, adding that Merkel's visit to Sochi may have become a step toward lifting sanctions on Russia. [...]
Putin says claims that Russia interfered in US elections are ‘lies’
Accusations that Russia interfered in last year's U.S. elections are "lies" used for "domestic American politics," Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. "We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident … and know for sure that opinion polls in the United States show that very many people are [...]
Putin ‘Would Take Same Decisions About Crimea’ Now as in 2014
Vladimir Putin would take the same steps concerning Crimea now, according to the Kremlin spokesman. Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping the situation around Crimea under personal control and would not change his decisions even if there was such an opportunity, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday. [...]
Russia Builds Where US Destroyed
Referring to ongoing peace talks on Syria co-sponsored by Russia, President Vladimir Putin said the negotiations marked the beginning of “rebuilding” this war-torn country, as well as other conflict zones in the Middle East region. Already several rounds of talks have been held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana between  [...]
Putin’s Ears Must be Burning: a Report on the Banality of Propaganda
I sometimes wonder what Путин must make of the Western media obsession with him. Do his ears burn each day with all the new articles, broadcasts, social media mentions – the myriad voices, guided by the Western political and media establishments, speculating, characterizing, creating – “Putin”? [...]
Putin Signs Law on Ratifying Deal With Ankara on Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the ratification of the agreement with Ankara on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, ratified the agreement on January 20, while the upper house, the Federation Council, ratified the document on February 1. [...]
Empire Files: US-Russia Relations in “Most Dangerous Moment”
Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the "number one" threat to the United States. Given the proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine, Dr. Cohen tells host Abby Martin that the real alarming danger today is "a new, mu [...]
A Plea to Putin: Mexican Petition Demands Political Intervention of Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin's interference is necessary because "international organizations know what is happening in Mexico, but do nothing," the author of a Spanish-language petition urging Putin to intervene in Mexico's internal affairs to solve the country's corruption problem told Sputnik Mundo. [...]

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