President Vladimir Putin
30 Dec 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin decided against a tit-for-tat retaliation for outgoing President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S. over cyberattacks allegedly backed by the Kremlin and aimed at interfering with the 2016 election campaign.
23 Dec 2016
Donald Trump takes to Twitter saying the U.S. needs to up its nuclear capabilities, on the same day that Russia's Vladimir Putin hints at the same for his country. That's got some analysts worried that we could be witnessing the early stages of an arms race.
20 Dec 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a provocation aimed at spoiling Russia-Turkey ties and derailing Moscow's attempts to find, with Iran and Turkey, a solution for the Syria crisis.