Can Putin speak English? Why Putin rarely speaks English in public as he meets Biden

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Alexei Navalny: Putin critic accuses Kremlin of ‘highest level of lawlessness’ at first hearing

Putin critic Alexei Navalny has accused the Russian government of the “highest level of lawlessness” at his first hearing since his arrest. Mr Navalny was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday, after spending five months in Germany recovering from novichok poisoning. The 44-year-old, who is one of Vladimir Putin’s

Alexey Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic faces jail on return to Russia

Alexey Navalny is flying back to Russia and straight into the hands of the authorities. Not only does he face a slew of fresh criminal charges against him but he will also once again be at the mercy of Russia’s domestic spy agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), which he

Vladimir Putin tells annual news conference he did not put Trump in the White House

Vladimir Putin has told his annual news conference that Russia did not help Donald Trump get elected in 2016, and he hopes that Joe Biden will help thaw relations between the two countries. The Russian leader wants the US president-elect to help resolve “difficult issues” between Moscow and Washington. Mr

Commentary: Putin can't afford to ditch the dollar

Paul Manafort, while managing Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is accused of passing private polling data to his Russia business partner, a man with alleged ties to Russian intelligence. This new information, revealed in an unsealed court filing, is likely to stoke the case in Congress for increased sanctions against

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff. His comments followed a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that included an amendment enshrining the definition of marriage

Commentary: Putin can't afford to ditch the dollar

Paul Manafort, while managing Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is accused of passing private polling data to his Russia business partner, a man with alleged ties to Russian intelligence. This new information, revealed in an unsealed court filing, is likely to stoke the case in Congress for increased sanctions against

Commentary: Putin can't afford to ditch the dollar

Paul Manafort, while managing Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is accused of passing private polling data to his Russia business partner, a man with alleged ties to Russian intelligence. This new information, revealed in an unsealed court filing, is likely to stoke the case in Congress for increased sanctions against

Kremlin, worried by coronavirus, tells journalists who cover Putin to stay away if they feel unwell

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Friday told journalists who cover President Vladimir Putin to stay away from official events if they felt unwell as a precautionary measure to protect Kremlin staff from the coronavirus. Moscow says it has officially recorded 34 cases of coronavirus. It says nobody has died

Russian lawmakers told to rally behind Putin's move to extend rule

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s parliamentary head told lawmakers on Thursday to rally behind Vladimir Putin against what he said was a foreign campaign to discredit constitutional reforms that could allow the president to stay in power until 2036. Putin, who has been in power as president or prime minister since