19 Mar 2022
Who are the people keeping Vladimir Putin in power? Much is made of the oligarchs and their billions of dollars. Their support has been vital to keeping Putin financed. But how is his influence protected? This is now down to his Saint Petersburg friends: a collection of "hard men" who are in positions of power that they own to Putin. If the Russian leader were to be deposed – or even more unlikely – democratically voted out of power, these strongmen would do everything possible to stop that. Our guests discuss how democracy, freedom and the truth are quashed in Russia today.
12 Dec 2020
"Putin's People", a new book by journalist Catherine Belton, is a forensic examination of the Russian president's inner circle and how their shared experiences in the dying days of the Soviet Union have shaped the modern-day Russian state. The book, filled with insider accounts of Putin's rise to the top, has been described as "fearless". The author speaks to FRANCE 24.
14 Aug 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow's Gamaleya Institute has registered the world's first COVID-19 vaccine for use. He said his daughter is among those already inoculated.
11 Dec 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political and must be individual.
14 Jul 2018
Brookings Institution Fellow Alina Polyakova discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on "Bloomberg Markets."
14 Jul 2018
Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli previews President Donald Trump's planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
15 Apr 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the overnight U.S.-led missile attack on Syria and called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the Kremlin said on Saturday (April 14). Putin said the U.S. actions in Syria made the humanitarian catastrophe worse and caused pain for civilians, as well has damaging international relations.
5 Oct 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz held talks on possibly extending a deal to curb oil supplies as the monarch makes a historic first visit to Russia.
30 Jul 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade on Sunday as the country celebrated Navy Day.
19 Jul 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirms.
9 Jun 2017
In documentary series "The Putin Interviews," Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. Republican Senator John McCain lives in the "Old World."