Putin: Russia will fight sanctions with shift in trade, energy flows

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government, via a video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on Dec 14, 2022. (MIKHAIL METZEL / POOL / AFP) President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would expand trade cooperation with new partners, to combat Western sanctions. Putin promised Russians […]

Period of West-dominated world is ending, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the plenary session of the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Sergei Karpukhin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the historical period of boundless Western domination in world affairs is coming […]

Putin denounces Crimean Bridge explosion as terrorist act

Photo taken on Sept 30, 2022 shows screens displaying Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a speech in Moscow, Russia. (CAO YANG / XINHUA) MOSCOW – The explosion on the Crimean Bridge was no doubt a terrorist act aimed at destroying Russia's critical civilian infrastructure, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday. Ukraine's special services were the […]

Russian, Indonesian presidents discuss Ukraine, food supplies

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo shake hands after a joint news conference after their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on June 30, 2022. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO, POOL / AP PHOTO) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday discussed the current situation in […]

UN chief voices concern about Lithuania-Russia tension

Freight cars stand on the railroad tracks of the freight station in Kaliningrad, Russia on June 21, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed grave concern about the current tension between Lithuania and Russia over Kaliningrad, said his spokesman. "We are, obviously, following these developments very closely in […]