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Vladimir Putin

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  • Putin says Russia's economic troubles could last for two years

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia's current economic difficulties could last for the next two years but the situation could improve faster. He told his annual end-of-year news conference that the central bank would not waste foreign...
  • Russia's Putin says always wants to consolidate society

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday all his actions were aimed at consolidating the Russian society. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, writing by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)
  • Putin says Russia's turn to Asia was planned long ago

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's turn toward Asia was a long-planned move and that a new gas route to China would help both sides. At his annual end-of-year news conference, Putin said: "The gas contract with China was not made at a...
  • Putin says Russia will not stint on spending for 2018 World Cup

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would not stint on spending money to stage the soccer World Cup in 2018 at an end-of-year news conference on Thursday. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Winning, editing by Elizabeth...
  • Putin says Khodorkovsky has right to engage in politics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of his biggest critics, had the right to engage in politics "as any Russian citizen". Putin pardoned Khodorkovsky a year ago and the former oligarch was...
  • Putin says he has the support of the Russian people

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday stability in Russia was possible only if the state had the support of its people, and that he felt this support. In his annual end-of-year news conference, Putin said: "Stability is based on - and there is no...
  • Putin says Russia determined to protect interests, U.S. creates threats

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia was more and more determined to protect its interests but that the United States was creating threats for his country. Putin also told his annual end-of-year news conference that Russia did not invade...
  • Russia's Putin says Moscow wants solution to Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Ukraine crisis should be resolved as quickly as possible and that Moscow's aim was to restore political unity to Ukraine. Putin also warned Kiev at his annual end-of-year news conference that it must...
  • Russia's Putin says hopes Sistema will restore its position on market

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Sistema would be able to restore its positions on the stock market, sending the conglomerate's shares higher. Vladimir Yevtushenkov was freed from house arrest on Wednesday, Interfax reported. He...
  • Russia's Putin invites Sistema's Yevtushenkov for meeting

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had invited the chairman of conglomerate Sistema to a meeting he plans to hold with Russian business before the end of the year. Vladimir Yevtushenkov was freed from house arrest on Wednesday, Interfax...
  • Putin says banning imports of autos not economically viable

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the government had briefly considered imposing an import ban on autos in response to Western sanctions, but the ruble's decline had made it meaningless. The rouble is trading down some 45 percent...