Russian President

  • The ultimate Vladimir Putin selfie clicked at Sochi Olympics with Canadian fans February 15, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for an impromptu selfie with Canadian fans at the Sochi Olympics. He also dropped in on the US Olympic Committee's headquarters at the Olympic Park. The image soon went viral. ...
  • Putin wins presidency, opponents allege fraud March 5, 2012

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud. Two television exit polls, released after voting ended at...
  • Vladimir Putin to return as Russian president September 24, 2011

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin declared on Saturday he was ready to return to the Russian presidency after current head of state Dmitry Medvedev announced he would bow to his mentor at March's election. Ending months of speculation over which of them will be president, Medvedev proposed Putin, now prime minister, at a...
  • Watch: Russian President's dance video goes viral May 18, 2011

    Moscow: Moving to the beat of 1990s pop hit American Boy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's stiff dance moves became an immediate viral hit on YouTube on Wednesday. Sporting a form-fitting silver jacket and open collar, Medvedev somewhat awkwardly wiggles his hips and kicks up his heels with other party guests...
  • Medvedev bans Gaddafi family in Russia March 14, 2011

    Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday signed an order that prohibits Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family from entering or transiting through Russian territory. The decree bans Gaddafi and 15 other individuals, including Gaddafi's children, and close high-ranking officials, to enter or transit through Russian land, Xinhua cited Interfax...
  • Russian President meets Shah Rukh Khan December 23, 2010

    Dmitry Medvedev visited Shah Rukh Khan to improve cultural interaction between India and Russia. ...
  • Russian president to sign space, energy deals December 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Russian President Dmitri Medvedev will arrive in New Delhi on Monday night, with a planeload of high-level ministers, officials and businessmen, aiming to wrap up agreements in areas from civilian nuclear energy, to hydrocarbons, to space and defence. Medvedev's special aircraft will touch down in Delhi, a few minutes...
  • Putin tries to patch up with EU June 20, 2007

    Luxembourg: Russian President Vladimir Putin has called upon central and eastern European countries in the European Union to play by the rules to ease growing tensions with Moscow. He was in Luxembourg on Thursday for the formal signing of a power generation joint venture and a banking cooperation pact. Putin stressed...