Posts tagged as putin

National Bolshevik Beness Aijo asks Putin to grant him political asylum

Friday, February 14, 2020

National Bolshevik activist Beness Aijo, who several years ago fled Latvia to join Kremlin-backed separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to grant him political asylum and said he has been released after a brief detention in Russia. In his statement to the press, written in Russian, Aijo says that Russian authorities have released him from custody. The activist attributes his release to support from the…

Expert: Putin meeting was viewed in Estonia like conquering of Everest

Friday, January 31, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last spring was viewed in Estonia like the conquering of Mount Everest — an achievement to be applauded. But relations with Putin should be well-founded, foreign policy expert Kadri Liik said in an appearance on ETV’s “Esimene stuudio” on Thursday night. Liik acknowledged that Putin raising the issue of recent history is interesting. “He did so in a way…

Israel sold Holocaust memory to Putin

Monday, January 27, 2020

Israel had handed over the Holocaust legacy to the highest bidder Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the journalist Ofer Aderet writing for the liberal Israeli daily Haaretz. Drawing parallels with a joint Israeli-Polish statement two years ago, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu avoided the mention Jedwabne pogrom in Poland in 1941, Putin was given free reign this year to present his version of “the truth”. “On Thursday Netanyahu…

State Duma approves Putin’s pick for prime minister

Friday, January 17, 2020

At a session on Thursday, the State Duma (lower house) endorsed the president’s nominee, Russia’s tax chief Mikhail Mishustin, as Prime Minister. As many as 383 lawmakers supported Putin’s choice, none were against, and 41 parliamentarians abstained. “Colleagues, the decision has been taken. We have given consent to the appointment of Mishustin Mikhail Vladimirovich as Prime Minister by the president of the Russian Federation,” Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said, summing…

Russia rewrites history

Monday, December 23, 2019

Russian leaders have been trying to “rewrite”  history  , the Lithuanian president insists, pointing to Vladimir Putin’s recent statements playing down the impact of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. “Lately, Russia has been putting every effort into trying to rewrite history. One of the examples is denying the impact of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact’s secret protocols on Europe’s painful history,” Nausėda posted on his Facebook profile on Monday. The 1939 Non-Aggression Treaty…

NATO’s Stoltenberg ready to meet Putin

Monday, December 23, 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he is willing to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin “if the context is right,” arguing that dialogue is important in what is a “difficult” relationship. NATO’s relations with Russia became strained when Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014 and subsequently supported separatists in the country’s east. Other issues have since weighed on the relationship, including the demise this year of a US-Russian nuclear…

Kaljulaid invites Putin to Estonia

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday sent an invitations to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, and Hungarian President Janos Adertoto attend the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in Tartu this summer, the President’s Office said. Kaljulaid first discussed the topic with Putin when she met him in Moscow earlier this year, but it was not known if a formal invitation had been issued for him…

Met police examine Vladimir Putin’s role in Salisbury attack

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Scotland Yard has examined the role of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in the novichok nerve agent attack in Salisbury, it has been revealed. Putin is assessed by UK intelligence agencies as having been “likely” to have approved of the attack in March 2018 on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military officer, and his daughter, both of whom were left seriously ill but survived. Dawn Sturgess later died after coming…

Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires

Thursday, August 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin help in putting out vast wildfires that are raging in Siberia, the Kremlin said late on Wednesday, a move it said Putin took as a sign that battered ties can be restored. The Kremlin said the two leaders had spoken by phone at Washington’s initiative, hours after Putin ordered the Russian army to help firefighters battle the wildfires. The fires…

Putin uses G-20 to strengthen alliances, soothe tensions

By Vladimir Isachenkov on Friday, June 28, 2019

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin used a series of talks with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit on Friday to strengthen old alliances and try to soothe tensions with rivals. Putin used his meetings with the leaders of China and India to find common ground on issues such as opposing protectionism, while his long-delayed talks with the American and British leaders likelier touched on thornier issues. Putin’s meeting with…