Vladimir Putin said that Russia was thankful to the U.S. President Barack Obama for softening the Russian-American relations rhetoric. In a live interview for the CNN television network, the Russian prime minister reminded CNN host Larry King that President Obama had postponed plans to build a U.S. missile defense system in Europe, which paved the way for dialogue.
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has given an interview to famous American journalist Larry King. The questions covered the most prominent current affairs: Iran’s nuclear program, the situation in North Korea and Afghanistan, the new strategic arms treaty, the history of the WikiLeaks publications and also the upcoming elections, and the work of the special services.
Putin's satellite interview with Larry King as provided by the Russian prime minister's website http://premier.gov.ru
Russia will be forced to adequately respond to new threats to its national security in case the U.S. Senate fails to ratify a new strategic arms reduction treaty (START) and there is lack of understanding with NATO on a joint missile shield, the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in an interview with CNN host Larry King.
Vladimir Putin hopes the FIFA Executive Committee will support Russia’s 2018 World Cup host bid. In an interview broadcast on “Larry King Live” on Wednesday night, the Russian Prime Minister stressed that the essence of the FIFA philosophy was to promote football globally by expanding the world football space.
Russia has no grounds to suspect Iran of seeking nuclear weapons. "I don’t see anything dangerous about the situation but I do believe that Iran has the right to develop nuclear programs under international control”, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said during an interview with CNN host Larry King.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hopes that "common sense will eventually prevail" in relations between the two Koreas, and they will engage in a mutually-beneficial dialogue. In an interview with US talk show host Larry King Vladimir Putin described the situation as “acute and very disturbing” because the conflict was unfolding on Russia's doorstep.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he sees nothing disastrous in posting US diplomatic papers to the WikiLeaks website. He said as much in an interview with CNN host Larry King. Some experts believe that someone expressly briefs WikiLeaks to use this for their own political ends later, Putin said.
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has denied the allegations by United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that Russian democracy has ended and the power is fully in the hands of the security agencies. Gates’ statement was published on the WikiLeaks website.
Russia will have to build up its nuclear armed forces unless the United States ratifies the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, START, which the two countries’ Presidents signed in April this year. This came in a statement by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in an interview with CNN host Larry King.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has reiterated that Dmitry Medvedev and he will make a concerted decision on which of the two will run for the presidency in the 2012 election.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will grant an interview to the prominent US reporter Larry King of the CNN television network, says Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov. In the United States, CNN will telecast the interview, in the form of a TV-link between Russia and the United States, on Wednesday at 9 p.m. local time.