Russia’s national ice hockey team have been handed the keys to brand-new cars – a gift promised to them by President Vladimir Putin for their spectacular victory at the World Championship in Belarus, the RIA Novosti news agency reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ratings have risen unprecedentedly high thanks to a new Putin majority that has formed in the Russian society over the recent years, according to a report of the Political Analysis Center to be presented at ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the appeal of US President Barack Obama to expand sanctions against Russia. Earlier on Tuesday Obama urged the ambassadors of EU countries to take tough measures against Russia. According to him, if EU leaders refuse to impose new sanctions, the White House will be ready to act alone.
In a declaration adopted at the summit in Brazil, BRICS countries call for an all-embracing dialogue in Ukraine, de-escalation of the conflict, self-control for all the parties involved and a search for a peaceful settlement. The declaration reads that the BRICS countries are expressing grave concern over the situation in Ukraine and hoping for a peaceful settlement in full accordance with the UN Charter, widely recognized human rights and core freedoms.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has relayed Russia's initiatives in respect of energy safety for the BRICS countries. The initiatives comprise setting up an energy association, a reserve fuel bank and an institute of energy policy.
Putin calls BRICS leaders to develop collective approaches to resolution of urgent problems - Lavrov
Relations between Russia and the European Union are going through difficult times, but Moscow hopes to continue developing strategic partnership, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. Putin sent a congratulatory letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, who earlier in the day was approved to head the European Union's supreme executive body for the next five years.
Today Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the summit of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opening in Fortaleza in the north-east of Brazil, reports TASS.The Russian president will arrive in Fortaleza from the capital Brasilia in the evening local time (at night Moscow time) to immediately take part in a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingpin and to meet the new Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi who replaced Manmohan Singh in that position in May this year.
Putin was welcomed to Brazil's presidential palace by an honor guard and was given a 21-gun salute. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has hailed Russia's positions on the settlement of the Syrian crisis and the situation in the Middle East, informs ITAR-TASS.
Russian President Vladmir Putin has arrived in the capital of Brazil – Brasilia. The key event of his visit will be bilateral talks with President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, which will also include communication in a larger format and the signing of joint documents intended to encourage cooperation in the fields of energy, health, transport, agriculture and customs regulations, reports TASS.
The visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Brazil will be continued on Monday in the capital Brasilia that is located almost 1,000 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro where on Sunday Putin attended the final match of the FIFA World Cup.
The stadium "Maracana" in Rio de Janeiro held a symbolic handover ceremony of the World Cup from Brazil to Russia, where will be held the next tournament - in 2018. The ceremony was attended by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), Joseph Blatter. Reported the press office of FIFA.
Today Vladimir Putin has arrived in Rio de Janeiro. In the evening he intends to visit the World Cup final, where German and Argentinian players will compete for the trophy. Straight from the airport, he went to a meeting with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to discuss the situation in Ukraine, says Rossiya Segodnya.
Shortly after his arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visited the local state governor’s residence where he met with Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Russia and Argentina have signed a number of documents extending the partnership between the countries. The agreements were signed on Saturday in the presence of Russian president Vladimir Putin and president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the situation in Ukraine during a planned meeting in Brazil, the Russian leader's spokesman said in a radio program on Saturday. The purpose of Putin's planned visit to Brazil is to attend a summit of BRICS, which "coincides in time with the day of the World Cup finals," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said to Russian News Service.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is not planning to meet with Ukrainian counterpart Petr Poroshenko at the FIFA World Cup 2014 final in Rio de Janeiro, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. "We're not preparing any separate meeting. As we know he (Poroshenko) will also leave for Rio de Janeiro to watch the World Cup final. There will be a separate building for high-ranking guests at the stadium that is why it (the meeting) can't be ruled out," Peskov said on Saturday.
Russia uniquely vows to do all in its power to prevent Holocaust from repeating - Russian Chief Rabbi
Cuban Council of State and Council of Ministers President Raul Castro thanks Russia and the Russian leadership for writing off Cuba's debts it accumulated in 40 years of its cooperation with the Soviet Union.
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has arrived in Argentina on an official visit. He will hold negotiations with Argentinean President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Following the negotiations the countries are expected to sign several bilateral agreements. Reporters will be waiting for the leaders to give a news conference. This is Vladimir Putin's first visit to Argentina.