GO
Loading...

Vladimir Putin

More

  • Forbes names Putin as most powerful person  Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    Michael Noer, Executive Editor at Forbes, discusses the magazine's list of the world's most powerful people.

  • *Insurgent leaders win rebel votes in east Ukraine. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of his security chiefs for Tuesday to discuss new ways of dealing with the separatist challenge in the east after rebel elections that were denounced by Kiev and the West. The rogue votes, which Kiev says Russia...

  • *Russia says vote gives rebels right to speak to Kiev. DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of a breakaway republic on Monday after weekend elections which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state. The rogue votes, which Kiev says Russia encouraged,...

  • *Russian company removes memorial to Apple founder. MOSCOW, Nov 3- A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay. "After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law...

  • *Russia says vote gives rebels right to speak to Kiev. DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of their breakaway republic on Monday after a weekend election which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state. The rogue vote, which Kiev says Russia...

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 3- Pro-Russian separatist Alexander Zakharchenko has easily won an election for leadership of a breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine, the vote's organisers said on Monday. Sunday's vote, the climax of a six-month separatist rebellion in Ukraine's industrialised east, took place in defiance of Kiev's pro-Western authorities and was...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 1- Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded a posthumous Order of Honour to Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of France's Total oil company, killed when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow airport in October. De Margerie was a strong opponent of Western economic sanctions against Russia over its actions in...

  • *Hungary pulled out of Western drive to give Ukraine gas. But Washington is particularly preoccupied about a growing closeness between Hungary and the Kremlin over energy that could undermine Western attempts to isolate Russian leader Vladimir Putin over his intervention in Ukraine. Since September, Hungary has stopped pumping natural gas to Ukraine,...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 31- Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a telephone call, welcomed an agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine, the Kremlin said. "The leaders welcomed the agreements reached on the conditions of supply and transit of Russian natural gas to...

  • By Alexander Winning and Yelena Orekhova. MOSCOW, Oct 30- The rouble jumped over 3 percent on Thursday, bouncing off an all-time low against the dollar amid market talk of possible heavy central bank intervention ahead of a monetary policy meeting and rumors of a deal with Ukraine over Crimea. Traders in Moscow and London said the rouble's recovery was driven by a...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia won court approval on Thursday to seize shares held by a billionaire businessman's company in oil producer Bashneft over its "improper privatisation", marking a success for the latest state move to reclaim prized corporate assets. Moscow's Arbitration Court ruled in favour of prosecutors who said Bashneft was unlawfully sold to local...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia will raise interest rates this week to curb inflation and prop up the rouble, analysts forecast in a Reuters poll, as the central bank tries to contain fallout from the Ukraine crisis and plunging oil prices. "A sharp acceleration of inflation to 8.5 percent by the end of October, against the background of a 20 percent weakening of the rouble...

  • *Rouble moves sharply higher in nervy trade. MOSCOW, Oct 30- The rouble jumped on Thursday, bouncing off an all-time low against the dollar amid market talk of possible central bank intervention ahead of a monetary policy meeting and rumours of a deal with Ukraine over Crimea. Traders in Moscow and London said the rouble's recovery was driven by a report by...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia moved to seize shares in Bashneft from a billionaire businessman on Thursday over what a court said was the oil producer's "improper privatisation", deepening investors' fears that the Kremlin wants to reclaim prized assets. Moscow's Arbitration Court ruled in favour of prosecutors, who argued that Bashneft was unlawfully privatised in...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia's rouble strengthened sharply against both dollar and euro early on Thursday afternoon, with traders citing a Ukrainian news agency report of an unofficial deal between Russia and Ukraine on the future status of Crimea. Several traders in Moscow and London cited an article citing the UNIAN agency that President Vladimir Putin and...

  • They would resume later in the day if Ukraine and the EU had a firm financing deal in place, Gazprom head Alexei Miller said. There has already been agreement on the price Kiev will pay for gas over the winter, the amount to be supplied and the repayment of some $3.1 billion in unpaid Ukrainian bills but Moscow, which cut off vital pipelines in June as the conflict with...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 29- Ukraine and Russia bargained late into the night on Wednesday but European Union officials trying to broker a deal to resume gas supplies to Kiev as winter sets in said there was still no accord to announce. With Kiev and Moscow locked in conflict over pro-Russian rebellions in Ukraine and over the former Soviet state's move to bind itself...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 29- Russia's largest non-state gas producer, Novatek, said on Wednesday its third-quarter net profit fell by 67.5 percent because of a weaker rouble, slightly missing forecasts. The company, co-owned by an ally of President Vladimir Putin and under U.S. sanctions, said its July-September net profit reached 7.6 billion roubles, just below an average...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 29- Russia's largest non-state gas producer, Novatek, said on Wednesday its third-quarter net profit fell by 67.5 percent because of a weaker rouble, slightly missing forecasts. The company, co-owned by an ally of President Vladimir Putin and under U.S. sanctions, said its July-September normalized net profit reached 7.6 billion roubles, just below...

  • INSIGHT-Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 29- An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together in the Ukraine crisis- an unintended consequence of the West's punitive measures. Some Gazprom executives now say this month's little noticed proposal to loan Rosneft a drilling rig was "...