Russian President Vladimir Putin is to hold a major annual press conference on December 18, 2014. Annual press conferences with the Russian president are held every December, the sessions normally last up to several hours.
A surprising "kvas question" asked by a provincial journalist during Vladimir Putin's annual year-end press conference has obviously helped to promote a famous traditional Russian drink – kvas.
Russian President Putin expressed his opinion on Russian opposition, Mikhail Khodorkovsky during his annual year-end press conference.
Russian President Putin commented on the current state of Russian economy, the recent measures taken by the Russia's Central Bank and the ruble rate during his annual news conference.
Russian President Putin has commented on Russia's foreign relations with partners in the West and in the East during his annual year-end press conference.
Russian President Putin commented on ecomomic blockade of Donbas, humanitarian aid to Ukraine's southeast and Poroshenko's commitment to restoring peace in the country.
Although the European Commission forced Russia to cancel its major South Stream project, Moscow is ready for cooperation. Russia remains the EU's reliable partner and cheap gas supplier, Vladimir Putin underscored.
Government and Central Bank officials should be personally accountable for the economic situation in the country, President Putin said commenting on the current economic slowdown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was too early for him to decide whether he would run for another term in office. Putin said he took full personal responsibility for everything that was happening in Russia.
The development of the situation with oil prices is unpredictable, Vladimir Purin said commenting on the current slump.
Vladimir Putin welcomes the flexibility of Iran's leadership regarding the nuclear program negotiations. The Russian President hopes the final agreement will be signed soon.
Salaries for Russian specialists should be calculated in line with average compensations in this sector on the global level. Vladimir Putin also called for the abolishment of “golden parachutes” for top managers.
During his annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin said that former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky was pardoned in December 2013 for 'humanitairan reasons'.
During his annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready to further liberalize its market for Georgian goods.
Vladimir Putin said the charges against billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov had been lifted as investigators could not prove his involvement in money laundering.
During his annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin assured all those who are interested in his private life that he loves and is loved.
Vladimir Putin believes the Russian Central Bank's move to hike the key rate will help overcome the economic decline. He hopes Russia will enter a positive economic trend.
During his annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is willing to develop cooperation with the West, but on the equal basis.
President Putin stresses the importance of Georgia's cooperation and political dialogue with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
During his annual press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s Defense Ministry’s budget will increase to $50 billion in 2015.