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Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes

Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.

Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in mid-October.

Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October
Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is arriving to Kazakhstan with an official visit on October 15.

Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana
Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq
Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin's bullish entry into the Syrian conflict has worked wonders for his popularity in neighbouring Iraq, where some await "Hajji Putin" like a saviour.

Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq
Sir Elton John. ©REUTERS
Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real says Kremlin

Vladimir Putin called pop star Elton John and suggested a meeting, after the British singer was tricked last week by a prankster impersonating the Russian leader.

Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real says Kremlin
Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'
Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Americans should not think of him as an autocratic "czar" and praised their openness and creativity, in an interview ahead of a trip to New York.

Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz.
Nazarbayev arrives in Sochi to take part in Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Sochi yesterday to take part in the Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum

Nazarbayev arrives in Sochi to take part in Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum
Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was willing to hold early parliamentary elections and share power with the "healthy" opposition.

Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.

Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Host Photo Agency
Kazakhstan supports accession of India and Pakistan to SCO

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev has supported the accession of India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Kazakhstan supports accession of India and Pakistan to SCO
Isolated Putin seeks sympathetic hearing in Italy
Isolated Putin seeks sympathetic hearing in Italy

Vladimir Putin makes a rare international outing with a high-profile visit to Italy and the Vatican.

Isolated Putin seeks sympathetic hearing in Italy
Putin says US trying to block Blatter reelection as FIFA head
Putin says US trying to block Blatter reelection as FIFA head

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the arrests of top FIFA delegates in a US probe as an attempt by Washington to oust Sepp Blatter as head of the organisation.

Putin says US trying to block Blatter reelection as FIFA head
Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally
Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. ©Asemgul Kassenova
Together we will overcome everything: Nazarbayev tells Putin

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Together we will overcome everything: Nazarbayev tells Putin
Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary
Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad.

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary
Russian President Vladimir Putin ©RIA Novosti
Foreign leaders congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev on reelection

Foreign leaders have congratulated the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on his victory in the presidential elections.

Foreign leaders congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev on reelection
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan rules out possibility of single EEU currency

Kazakhstan has once again ruled out the possibility of adopting a single currency for the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), despite the propositions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Kazakhstan rules out possibility of single EEU currency
Photo © REUTERS
Nazarbayev expresses condolence over Russian trawler

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed condolence to the Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Dalniy Vostok trawler that sunk in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Nazarbayev expresses condolence over Russian trawler
Putin spokesman denies baby rumours
Putin spokesman denies baby rumours

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin denied rumours swirling in the European media that a baby had been born to the Russian leader.

Putin spokesman denies baby rumours
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Photo ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko to meet in Astana

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashanko, President of Belarus, in Astana.

Nazarbayev, Putin and Lukashenko to meet in Astana