Source : AFP | 12 Sept 2013
Russia issued a stark warning Thursday that unilateral U.S. military action could destroy world order, as the rival great powers discussed a plan to remove Syria's chemical weapons.
In a bid to appeal directly to U.S. voters and policy-makers over the head of President Barack Obama, Kremlin leader President Vladimir Putin penned a commentary in the New York Times.
Russian officials said only that Moscow would consider the loan request and that it might increase grain supplies if its harvest reached the target level this year.
Source : Agencies | 20 Apr 2013
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi asked Russia on Friday for grain and a loan to help ease a deepening economic crisis but secured neither at talks with President Vladimir Putin.
Source : Agencies | 03 Dec 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a landmark visit to Istanbul on Monday to discuss their differences over the crisis in Syria.
The visit follows a delay because of tensions between the two countries over the 20-month-old Syrian conflict and speculation that the Russian president might postpone his long-awaited trip due to a back injury.
Source : Agencies | Moscow | 18 Jul 2012
A gleaming skyscraper rises from the ultra-modern financial centre in the heart of Moscow, dwarfing cathedral cuppolas and bombastic Stalinist highrises, a symbol of how far Turkish business has come in the former Cold War rival.
Source : Agencies | Istanbul | 11 Jul 2012
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is planning a one-day visit to Moscow on July 18 to seek ways to end the 16-month violence in Syria that has now left more than 15,000 Syrians dead.
The crisis in Syria will dominate the Turkish prime minister’s agenda, but he will also discuss regional and international affairs in his talks.
By Thomas Grove | Reuters | Moscow | 10 Jul 2012
President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the West’s influence was waning as its economy declines but warned Russian diplomats to be on their guard against a backlash from Moscow’s former Cold War enemies.
In a biennial speech to Russian ambassadors, Putin also took a shot at the West by condemning any unilateral actions to solve international disputes and underlined the importance of resolving such conflicts through the United Nations.
By Franklin Lamb | Foreign Policy Journal | 09 Jul 2012
Two interpretations by the participants themselves, of what significant international meetings achieved, the first on June 25 and the second five days later, remind us about subjectivity in the eyes of the beholders.
Source : AFP | 25 Jun 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Israel on Monday for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders against the backdrop of sustained violence in Syria and concern on Iran’s nuclear program.
Putin arrived around midday (0900 GMT) for a first stop in the northern Israeli town of Netanya, where he was to participate in the unveiling of a memorial honoring the role of the Red Army in World War II.
Later on Monday, he was to hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.
Source : News Agencies | 24 Feb 2012
The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, said the West's focus on Iran's nuclear program was a cover for western attempts to oust the clerical regime in Tehran, and implied he would use Russia's own military and political strength to avert a course it deems dangerous.