Vladimir Putin


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You mentioned the Astana process, which I, too, value greatly. Thanks to the Astana process we have been able to create de-escalation zones, and that, in turn, allowed us to start the first real, thorough dialogue with the opposition.feedback
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Vladimir Putin quotes

Nov 11 2017

Everything about the so-called Russian dossier in the US is a manifestation of continuing domestic political struggle.feedback

Nov 11 2017

It shows that Russia-US relations are still in crisis. The fact that we manage to agree on something even in these conditions, I am talking about the Syrian statement now, is great but not enough.feedback

Nov 11 2017

There is no confirmation of our mass media meddling in election campaigns – and there can't be any.feedback

Nov 11 2017

We know each other little, but the U.S. president is highly civil in his behavior, friendly. We have a normal dialogue but unfortunately little time.feedback

Nov 09 2017

As soon as we see any efforts to limit our mass media, we will reciprocate immediately.feedback

Nov 09 2017

In retaliation for our alleged meddling in their election, they (the United States) want to create problems in the election of the president of Russia.feedback

Nov 09 2017

It is a large body of ties and dependencies. And the controlling interest is in the United States, because major companies contracting and paying for television broadcasting rights, major sponsors, major advertisers are there.feedback

Nov 08 2017

The controlling stake is located in the United States, because the main companies that order and pay for television rights, the main sponsors, the main advertisement buyers and so forth are located there. I have very serious suspicions that this is done to create the necessary environment, to incite discontent among sports fans, athletes, that the state was allegedly involved in these violations and is responsible for them. In response to our alleged interference in their elections, they want to create problems during the election of the president of Russia.feedback

Nov 06 2017

This terrible past must not be erased from our national memory, and cannot be justified by anything.feedback

Nov 06 2017

When we look at the lessons from a century ago, we see how ambiguous the results were, and how there were both negative and positive consequences of those events. […] We have to ask the question: was it really not possible to develop not through revolution, but through evolution, without destroying statehood and mercilessly ruining the fate of millions, but through gradual, step-by-step progress?feedback

Nov 06 2017

The risks involved in dealing at all with sanctioned persons … are great.feedback

Nov 01 2017

We are managing to coordinate our positions on the Syrian issue.feedback

Oct 30 2017

Millions of people were declared enemies of the people on absurd charges, executed, mutilated and went through the suffering in prisons and labor camps.feedback

Oct 30 2017

We and our successors should remember the tragedy of repressions and the reasons that caused them.feedback

Oct 28 2017

North Korea should not be backed into a corner.feedback

Oct 27 2017

They protect themselves in this way.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - Kremlin

As soon as we see any efforts to limit our mass media we will have an immediate mirror response.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - Kremlin

This problem should be resolved through dialogue...we should not result to being rude.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - North Korea

Problems should be solved in dialogue and North Korea should not be backed into a corner.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - Russia

I have not decided whether I will run at all.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - Sanctions

The recent sanctions package adopted by the U.S. Congress was openly designed to push Russia out of European energy markets and to force Europe to switch to more expensive liquefied natural gas from the United States, even though the volumes there are not yet sufficient.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Russia

Indonesia is a Muslim country. They do not eat pork there.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - Bitcoin

Buyers of cryptocurrencies could be involved in unlawful activities.feedback

Oct 11 2017

They'd rather eat grass than give up their nuclear program.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - Russia

Is there anything permanent in the world? I think, on the contrary, the world is changing all the time.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - Syria conflict

We will look at the situation in late March. I think it is possible.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

Not only have I not decided yet who I will stand against, I have not decided whether I will run at all.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - OPEC

Everyone is interested in a stable market. What we did with OPEC, I believe, is beneficial for all the global economy. When we decide on whether to extend or not, we will decide on the timeframe. But on the whole, if speaking about a possible extension, this should be at least until the end of 2018.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Russia

(The North Koreans) know exactly how the situation developed in Iraq.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Nuclear weapons

They know all that and see the possession of nuclear weapons and missile technology as their only form of self-defense. Do you think they're going to give that up? We need to gradually integrate North Korea into regional cooperation.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Trump-Putin

We have many friends in America who want to develop ties with us. We support ties with them irrespective of the current political situation.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Trump-Putin

Certain forces use the Russian-American ties to solve internal political problems in the U.S. We are patiently waiting until this process in the internal political life in America will end.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

We have met only once, and spoke on the phone several times on several issues that are of mutual interest. I believe that such a person like Mr. Trump, with his character, will never be hostage to someone's interests.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Iraq

Russia's principled stance on the issue is known well enough.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Facebook

Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - North Korea

Do not succumb to emotions and drive North Korea into a corner. Now more than ever, everyone needs to be coolheaded and avoid the steps that lead to an escalation of tension.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - North Korea

We should not act out of emotions and push North Korea to a dead end.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - North Korea

They'll eat grass, but they won't abandon their program unless they feel secure.feedback

Sep 08 2017

They will eat grass but will not stop their [nuclear] programme as long as they do not feel safe.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Japan

We decisively condemned North Korea's launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan's territory on August 28, as well as the new nuclear tests conducted on September 3.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Russia

We awarded your compatriot Mr. Tillerson the Order of Friendship, but he seems to have fallen in with the wrong company and to be steering in the other direction. I hope that the wind of cooperation, friendship and reciprocity will eventually put him on the right path.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - North Korea

We are telling them that we will not impose sanctions, which means you will live better, you will have more good and tasty food on the table, you will dress better, but the next step, they think, is an invitation to the cemetery. And they will never agree with this.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - North Korea

We should not give in to emotions and push Pyongyang into a corner. As never before, everyone should show restraint and refrain from steps leading to escalation and tensions.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Twitter

IP addresses can be simply made up. There are such IT specialists in the world today, and they can arrange anything and then blame it on whomever. This is no proof.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - North Korea

It is clear that it is impossible to resolve the problem of the Korean Peninsula only by sanctions and pressure.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - North Korea

Pyongyang's missile and nuclear program is a crude violation of UN Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to the security of northeastern Asia. At the same time, it is clear that it is impossible to resolve the problem of the Korean peninsula only by sanctions and pressure.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - North Korea

We must act with calm and avoid steps that could raise tensions.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Oil

Without political and diplomatic tools, it is impossible to make headway in the current situation; to be more precise, it is impossible.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

The escalation of military hysteria will not do any good. It may lead to a planetary catastrophe and a colossal casualty rate. There is no other way to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem but peacefully and diplomatically.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

Strictly speaking, the full parity does not mean 455 U.S. diplomats stationed in Moscow but minus 155 more. So, we reserve the right to make a decision regarding this number of U.S. diplomats in Moscow. We will not be doing it so far.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Such a decision would not change the situation but the number of casualties could increase.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Russia

We reserve the right to take a decision on the number of U.S. diplomats in Moscow. But we won't do that for now. Let's wait and see how the situation develops further.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Russia

As for our buildings and facilities, this is an unprecedented thing. This is a clear violation of Russia's property rights. Therefore, for a start, I will order the Foreign Ministry to go to court - and let's see just how efficient the much-praised U.S. judiciary is.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Russia

I have listened to the position of both (heads)... I'm counting on them to reach a peaceful agreement.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - South Korea

Will eat grass but they will never abandon their nuclear program.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Sanctions

It's a road to nowhere. Whipping up military hysteria – this will lead to no good. It could cause a global catastrophe and an enormous loss of life.feedback

Sep 05 2017

They would rather eat grass than give up their nuclear program.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I consider the presence of peacekeepers – one could call them not peacekeepers but people who ensure the safety of the OSCE mission – to be completely appropriate.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

We'll see how efficient the much-praised American judiciary is.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Russia

Whether I am disappointed or not, your question sounds very naive - he is not my bride and, likewise, I am neither his bride nor bridegroom.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

It's hard to deal with people who confuse Austria and Australia, but there's nothing you can do about this.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

But we won't do that yet. Let's see how the situation develops.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - North Korea

We have supplies of 40,000 tonnes of oil and oil products to North Korea a quarter. I asked (Russian Energy Minister Alexander) Novak; 40,000 a quarter is zero. Not a single (Russian) energy major carries out supplies there.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Russia

He says that he wants to move to another, closer level of relations. Can we really not welcome that? Of course we welcome that.feedback

Aug 09 2017 - Russia

We need a breakthrough, and we must ensure it.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Sanctions

They say they will have to cut a lot of jobs – not just diplomats and technical staff, but also in the ancillary services, including drivers, janitors and cooks. I hope I won't be in trouble, but who knows.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Russia

That would not only hurt Russian-American relations, it would also inflict some damage on us.feedback

Jul 31 2017 - Russia

As you know, we have been very restrained and patient, but at some point we'll have to respond. We can't just tolerate this kind of disrespect towards our country.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Russia

But it seems that even if the situation is changing, it's not for anytime soon.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Sanctions

Because more than 1,000 workers - diplomats and support staff - were working and are still working in Russia, 755 must stop their activity in the Russian Federation.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Russia

The country's status as a mighty maritime power was earned by the courage of seamen and navy officers.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - Sanctions

We have seen a lot of provocation – illegal diplomatic property seizure, illegal sanctions that contradicting W.T.O. norms. We practice restraint with this, but someday we'll have to answer to such hostility.feedback

Jul 29 2017 - Russia

Demography is a vital issue that will influence our country's development for decades to come.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Sanctions

This arouses deep regrets, because such actions imply aggravating circumstances and special cynicism.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Sanctions

We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond. It's impossible to endlessly tolerate this kind of insolence towards our country.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Trump-Putin

This goes beyond all reasonable bounds. And now these sanctions - they are also absolutely unlawful from the point of view of international law.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Sanctions

As you know, we are exercising restraint and patience, but at some moment we'll have to retaliate. It's impossible to endlessly tolerate this boorishness towards our country. When will our response follow? What will it be? That will depend on the final version of the draft law which is now being debated in the U.S. Senate.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Trump-Putin

At a certain moment we will have to respond. It is impossible to put up forever with such boorishness toward our country.feedback

Jul 21 2017 - Russia

I had an opportunity, they even asked me to change the constitution. But I didn't do it, and I don't intend to do it in the future.feedback

Jul 21 2017

But I haven't decided yet if I will leave the presidency.feedback

Jul 21 2017

I like chatting with my friends, reading historical books, listening to music and doing sport.feedback

Jul 21 2017 - Russia

I have not yet decided whether to leave my post as president or not. After I address this issue, I will think about what to do next.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Russia

The 13th MAKS air show will help develop cooperation in the aircraft sector and promote Russian products on international markets.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Russia

In recent years the sphere of airspace has received significant state support. Our positions in military aircraft building and in the sphere of airspace are as strong as before. We are going to strengthen the potential of these industries.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Confusion to our enemies!feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Trump-Putin

The Trump that you see on TV is very different than the real Trump. He perfectly understands whom he is talking to and answers questions quickly. I think personal relations were established.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Trump-Putin

He raised many questions on the issue. I answered all these questions, as far as I could. I think that he took it into account and agreed. Actually, you would better ask him how he found it.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

I believe it would not be entirely appropriate on my part to disclose details of my discussion with Mr Trump. He asked, I answered him. He asked pointed questions, I answered them. It seemed to me that he was satisfied with those answers.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

(Trump) asked a lot of questions on this subject. I, in as much as I was able, answered these questions. It seems to me that he took these (answers) on board and agreed with them, but in actual fact, it's best to ask him how he views this. He started to ask pointed questions, he was really interested in particular details. I, as much as I could, answered him in a fairly detailed way.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

I believe that we have established personal relations already. It seems to me that if we build our relations the way that our conversation went yesterday, then we all have grounds to believe that we can, at least in part, restore the level of cooperation that we need.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Syria conflict

I think that if we develop our relations in the same way, there is every reason to believe that we would be able to at least partially restore the level of interaction that we need.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - G20

Pres Putin points to #G20 partners on absence of real evidence of that & confirms that Russia had never interfered in US elections.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

What is important is that we agreed that there should be no uncertainty in that sphere. We agreed with the U.S. president to create a working group and work jointly on how to ensure cyberspace security, how to ensure the fulfillment of international legal norms in that sphere and prevent meddling in internal affairs of Russia and the U.S. We believe that if we work that way, and I have no reason to doubt it, there will be no such allegations.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

As for relations on personal level, I believe we have established them. Trump's T.V. persona differs sharply from the real man. He is a very straightforward person, grasps precisely what his interlocutor says, quickly analyzes and responds to questions or new elements of the discussion.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

He asked many questions on the subject, I tried to answer them all. It seems to me that he has taken note of that and agreed, but it's better to ask him about his attitude.feedback

Jul 08 2017 - Russia

He asked questions, I replied. It seemed to me that he was satisfied with the answers.feedback

Jul 07 2017

Do you think that no one ever dies in American jails, or what? Of course they do. And so what? Must we make a story of each and every case?feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Syria conflict

I am delighted to meet you personally.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Syria conflict

I had a very long conversation with the president of the United States. Many issues had accumulated, including Ukraine, Syria and other problems, some bilateral issues. We again went back to counterterrorism and cyber security issues.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Phone conversations are never enough definitely. If you want to have a positive outcome in bilaterals and be able to resolve most international policy issues, that will really need personal meetings.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Trump-Putin

One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated. He is a very colourful person, talented, without any doubt. It is not our business to determine his merits, that is up to US voters, but he is the absolute leader in the presidential race.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - G20

The "North Korean nuclear program is a very acute problem. We must not lose our self-command; we need to act pragmatically and very carefully.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Trump-Putin

He is absolutely the leader in the presidential race. He wants to move to a different level of relations, to more solid, deeper relations with Russia and how can Russia not welcome that – we welcome that.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - G20

I'm convinced that only open trade relations based on uniform norms and standards can stimulate growth of the global economy and support a progressive development of intergovernmental relations.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - G20

And unilaterally imposed and politically motivated sanctions on investment, trade and, in particular, technology transfer become its covert form. In our opinion, such sanctions not only have no perspective, but they also contradict the G-20 principles for interacting in the interests of all countries of the world.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Protectionism

Protectionism is developing into a behavioral norm. Limits by one-sided, politically motivated sanctions on investment, trade and particularly technology transfer are becoming its hidden form.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Trump-Putin

On the Syrian problem and the Middle East in general, it is clear to all that no progress will be made without joint constructive work.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Russia

We know exactly what you're saying to Saakashvili on the phone.feedback

Jul 04 2017 - South Korea

We agreed to actively develop our mutual initiative based on Russia's step-by-step plan for a Korean settlement and Chinese ideas, at the same time freezing the nuclear capabilities of North Korea and large scale military exercises by the United States and South Korea.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Syria conflict

We are absolutely convinced that it was a provocation. Assad didn't use the weapons. It was done by people who wanted to blame him for that.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Russia

There is also a present, simple but good. This is a trip to Sochi. Re-house them by the end of this year.feedback

Jun 25 2017 - Trump-Putin

Stalin was a product of his time. You can demonize him all you want, or, on the other hand, talk about his contributions to victory over Nazism. But the excessive demonization of Stalin is just one way to attack the Soviet Union and Russia, to suggest that today's Russia carries the birthmarks of Stalinism. Everyone has one kind of birthmark or another. So what? Of course.feedback

Jun 25 2017 - Trump-Putin

Fortunately, we have reversed this situation. For three years running, we have had population growth, including in regions that are historically majority ethnic-Russian.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

All of these restrictions do not produce anything good, and we should work toward a global economy that functions without these restrictions.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - Russia

Here, on modern football arenas there will be tough, honest, fair fight until the last minutes of the match.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - US, Russia relations

It will of course complicate the Russian-American relationship.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Russia

There are certain things in this film that indeed make us think, despite the fact that everything you see onscreen is make-believe.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Russia

Well, I prefer not take a shower with him. Why provoke him? But you know, I'm a Judo master and a SAMBO master as well.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

I am not familiar in detail with the testimony given by former FBI director Comey. Again, he gave no evidence of this (Russian interference). And what about constant U.S. propaganda, constant U.S. support of America-oriented non-governmental organizations by giving them money directly? Isn't it an impact on our minds? Isn't it an attempt to influence how we should behave during election campaigns? This continues year after year.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

Turn a globe and point your finger anywhere, you will find American interests and interference there. It sounds and looks very weird when the chief of a security agency records his conversation with the commander in chief and then hands it over to media via his friend. What's the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden? In that case, he's more of a rights campaigner defending a certain position than the security agency chief.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

We don't see America as our enemy.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

I don't want them to grow up in a princely way. I want them to be normal people.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

I want to say that the voter, the Russian people should decide this.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

One must not exploit, but offer solutions. Those who propose solutions deserve full attention and have a right to dialogue…and we will do that.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Human Rights

By the way, if he is subject to any sort of persecution in connection with this, we will be ready to give him political asylum in Russia. And he should know about this.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

We have worked with the US on solutions for the Iranian nuclear problem and found them.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

I don't think this is being done to improve the situation in the country but to resolve personal questions linked to self-promotion.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

We have many tasks. The first and the most important is to ensure wage growth. We need to get rid of poverty, get rid of hovels and dangerous housing.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Russia

What does the objective data show? It shows that the recession in the Russian economy is over. We have moved to a period of growth.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Sanctions

Now we know that another draft bill has appeared in the US Senate on toughening these sanctions. Why, by the way? Nothing extraordinary happened. What drove them to talk about these sanctions out of the blue? This is, of course, a sign of continued political infighting in the US.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - NSA

He "didn't really know the details of [Comey's] testimony.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Sanctions

We have always lived under sanctions, whenever Russia grew stronger there would always be sanctions, throughout history.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Russia

It's another obvious attempt to spread its jurisdiction to other states. This is certainly, I have no doubt about it, an obvious attempt to prevent Mr Blatter's re-election as FIFA president.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Russia

I prefer not to go to the shower with him. Why provoke him? We never interfere within the domestic affairs of other countries.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Terrorism

I like Senator McCain to a certain extent. And I'm not joking. I like him because of his patriotism, and I can relate to his consistency in fighting for the interests of his own country.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Russia

I am not a woman so I don't have bad days. I am not trying to insult anyone. That's just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Russia

At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state – a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Feminism

You care day and night for your children, grandchildren and your family. Even today, on International Women's Day, you are still caught up in your routine, working tirelessly, always on time. We often ask ourselves, how do they manage it all?feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Russia

I prefer not to go in the shower with him. Why provoke him? But you know, I'm a judo master.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Women

I prefer not to go in the shower with him. Why provoke him?feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Russia

They say those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Human Rights

Our first contact with Mr Snowden was in China. We were told back then that this was a person who wanted to fight against violations of human rights.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Russia

I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days.feedback

Jun 05 2017

That's completely nonsense! Do you even understand what you're asking, or not?feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Russia

What fingerprints or hoof-prints or horn-prints, what are you talking about? IP addresses? They can be invented, you know? There are a lot of specialists who can even make it so it comes from your home IP address, as if your 3-year-old daughter carried out the attack.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world, and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Trump-Putin

They have been misled. And they aren't analyzing the information in its entirety. I haven't seen, even once, any direct proof of Russian interference in the (U.S.) presidential election.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

That's it. I didn't even really talk to him. That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr Flynn.feedback

Jun 05 2017

Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russia. Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Have you all lost your senses over there?feedback

Jun 05 2017

Why do you feel you have the right to ask us these kinds of questions? And do it all the time? To moralize and to give us lessons on how to live?feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Trump-Putin

Well, this is just another load of nonsense.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Trump-Putin

Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Where would we get this information from? Why, did we have some special relationship with him? We didn't have any relationship at all.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

If this theory is correct and that can't be ruled out, then what could be easier, in this day and age, than using all the technical means at the disposal of the intelligence services, and using those means to organize some attacks and then pointing the finger at Russia.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Trump-Putin

I never met with him. We have a lot of Americans who visit us. Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Are you all – have you all lost your senses over there? Had there been anything significant he would have reported it to the minister. The minister would have reported it to me. There weren't even any reports. There's nothing to even talk about. There wasn't even any kind of specific discussion about sanctions or anything else. For me, this is just amazing. You created a sensation out of nothing. They have been misled.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Russia

Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world, and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. But, I repeat, we don't even have to do that. Presidents come and go, and even the parties in power change, but the main political direction does not change. It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere. Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Where would we get this information from?feedback

Jun 03 2017 - US, Russia relations

This destroys the strategic balance in the world. What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. In Alaska, and now in South Korea, elements of the anti-missile defense system are emerging. Should we just stand idly by and watch this? Of course not. We are thinking about how to respond to these challenges. This is a challenge for us.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Russia

There are problems we know of, and we have talked about them with the mayor. I hope that everything will be corrected in accordance with the citizens' wishes.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

In all honesty, I myself sometimes thought that the guy was going too far, but it turned out he was right: he found an approach to those groups of the population and those groups of voters he counted on, and they came and voted for him.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russia. Could you imagine something like that? I can.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

What fingerprints? Hoof prints? Horn prints? Technology experts can invent anything and put the blame on anyone.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NATO

IP addresses can be invented – a child can do that! Your underage daughter could do that. That is not proof.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

It reminds me of antisemitism - the Jews are to blame for everything. You know, if a moron can't do anything for himself - the Jews are to blame. But we know what such sentiments lead to - it doesn't end in anything good.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

Have you read those reports? I have read those reports. And even in them there is nothing specific! There are only assumptions and conclusions on based on suppositions.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

I didn't know anyone was meeting anyone. There was nothing concrete, zero. It's all hysteria. Isn't there some kind of pill you can take? There was no such agreement.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

You shouldn't make a noise about this, but should create the conditions for joint work. If such a major emitter as the US is not going to cooperate entirely then it won't be possible to agree any deal in this area. In my view it was possible (for the US) not to leave the Paris agreement because it is a framework deal, and it was possible to change the US obligations inside the framework of these agreements. But what has been said has been said. And we need to think what to do further.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

There was nothing concrete, zero. It's just hysteria. Should I give you a pill?feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

Don't worry… be happy. This accord has not yet come into effect; it is supposed to come into effect as of 2021… so we still have time. If we are all constructive in what we do, there are things that we can agree on.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NSA

Snowden was right in that sense [that NSA surveillance had gone to far]. But I don't think he should have done it. I trust them.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NATO

Well, in a sense that maybe, they should completely be falling apart, that will help. But we don't see that falling apart just yet.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - US, Russia relations

Help us restore normal political dialogue. I ask you on behalf of Russia and I address the American side: held the new president and the new administration.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Russia

Snowden is not a traitor. He did not betray the interests of his country, nor did he transfer any information to any other country that would damage his own people. He shouldn't have done it (leaked secrets). My view is that what he did was wrong. Trying to spy on your allies, if you really consider them allies and not vassals, is just indecent. It undermines trust, and in the end damages your own national security.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

It reminds me of anti-Semitism. A dumb man who can't do anything would blame the Jews for everything.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

It's an attempt to solve internal political problems using foreign policy instruments. It's harmful, hurting international relations, the global economy, security and the fight against terror. It's time to stop that useless and harmful chatter.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - NATO

My answer is no. There were no agreements. We didn't even come close to that. We didn't even start negotiations.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Chemical weapons

We are absolutely convinced that it was a provocation. Assad didn't use the weapons. It was done by people who wanted to blame him for that. Thank God, they were smart enough not to do that after we released information about it. Modern control equipment would have shown that chemical weapons had been on that particular plane or site in the base. No one wanted. There was a lot of talk, but zero action. Has Assad made mistakes? Yes, quite a few. And what about people confronting him? Are they angels? Who are they who kill people there, execute children? Are they people who we should support?feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Somalia

Primarily, we are defending not Assad but the Syrian statehood. We don't want to see the situation there become like it is in Libya, Somalia or Afghanistan.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Kremlin

At the government level, we never engage in this. This is what is most important.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Kremlin

Hackers are free people like artists. If artists get up in the morning feeling good, all they do all day is paint. The same goes for hackers. They got up today and read that something is going on internationally. If they are feeling patriotic they will start contributing, as they believe, to the justified fight against those speaking ill of Russia. Is that possible? In theory, yes.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - French Election Results

We are patient, we know how to wait and we will wait. We never engaged in that on a state level, and have no intention of doing so. We are concerned about our security. We are thinking about ways to neutralize possible threats at long distance.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Russia

I must stress, on a state level, we are never engaged into these kind of activity.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I can imagine that some do it deliberately, staging a chain of attacks in such a way as to cast Russia as the origin of such an attack. Modern technologies allow that to be done quite easily. It's having an impact, and I'm afraid this is one of the goals of those who organize it are pursuing and they can fine-tune the public sentiments to their liking trying to establish an atmosphere that is going to prevent us from addressing common issues, say with regard to terrorism. We never engaged in that on a state level, and have no intention of doing so.feedback

May 30 2017 - Chemical weapons

According to our information, there is no proof that chemical weapons were used by Assad. We are convinced that he didn't do it.feedback

May 30 2017 - French election 2017

It would have been very strange on our part to refuse to have a meeting with a leading political figure in Europe who wishes to develop good relations with Russia. It doesn't mean we tried to influence the result of the French presidential election–this is impossible.feedback

May 30 2017 - Syria conflict

We support political contacts, contacts between defence ministries, we work together on sorting difficult situation, including in Syria.feedback

May 30 2017 - Syria conflict

We are grateful to you for your ideas and the joint work between OPEC and the countries, which are not part of the cartel.feedback

May 29 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

You have asked how sanctions against Russia will help in the resolution of the crisis in Ukraine's southeast. They will not. So I appeal to you as well as to the representatives of French media – you should fight for the lifting of all restrictions in the global economy.feedback

May 29 2017 - Front National

We are ready to receive any person, always. If Madame Le Pen asked to meet us, why would we want to refuse her? .. The more so since she always publicly spoke out for developing relations with our country. It would be strange for us to refuse her.feedback

May 29 2017 - French Election Results

Let's tell things like they are: Russia Today and Sputnik didn't behave like organs of the press and journalists, they behaved like organs of influence and mendacious propaganda.feedback

May 29 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

These sanctions do not contribute at all to settling the crisis in Ukraine.feedback

May 29 2017 - Homosexuality

Only the abolition of all restrictions, a free market and free competition unburdened by political considerations can help develop the world economy.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump-Putin

I spoke to (Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov) today. I'll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. It was very bad of him.feedback

May 17 2017

These people either don't understand that they are hurting their own country, and in that case they are just dumb. Or they do understand everything, and that means that they are dangerous and unscrupulous.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump-Putin

What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump-Putin

If the US administration finds it possible, we are ready to provide a recording of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump to the US Congress and Senate.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump-Putin

It's hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish dream up next.feedback

May 16 2017 - Terrorism

This tragedy is additional proof of the barbaric nature of terrorism that is posing a challenge to human civilization. It is obvious that to counter this evil effectively the entire international community needs to truly join efforts. I would like to confirm the readiness of the Russian side to closely cooperate with our French partners in investigating the crime committed in Paris.feedback

May 16 2017 - Terrorism

Russia knows terrorism and the threat it creates for us all. Our people have had to deal with similar tragedies many times, and we are deeply distressed at the news. We would like to express our sympathy and solidarity with the French nation. … I would like to stress again that only through a united effort can we defeat terrorism.feedback

May 15 2017 - North Korea

We need to return to dialogue with North Korea and stop scaring it and find ways to resolve these problems peacefully. If you recall, there was a time when North Korea announced it was suspending this kind of (nuclear) program, but unfortunately certain participants in the negotiations process did not have enough patience. I think we need to return to this. This missile launch presented no threat to us, but it of course escalates this conflict and there is nothing good about that.feedback

May 15 2017 - United Nations

I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including with the Korean Peninsula and North Korea. But at the same time, we understand that what we have observed in the world recently, and specifically flagrant violations of international law and incursions into the territory of foreign states, changes in regime, lead to such kinds of arms races. In this connection, we need to act in a joined-up way, (and) strengthen the system of international guarantees with the help of international law and with the help of the U.N. Charter.feedback

May 15 2017 - Russia

I don't know, I think we'd need to meet him, have a discussion, and depending on the result choose a melody.feedback

May 15 2017 - Russia

I have met with the heads of the companies ... and we support the proposal.feedback

May 15 2017 - Trump-Putin

They "need to meet first, talk and then choose the tune to match.feedback

May 15 2017 - Kurds

Unlike other countries we are not announcing any arms deliveries to Kurdish formations. We don't believe we need to start such work.feedback

May 15 2017 - Russia

Once they're let out of the lamp, genies of this kind, especially those created by intelligence services, can later do damage to their authors and creators.feedback

May 11 2017 - Palestine

The Palestine-Israel conflict can only be a political, negotiation-based solution based on international rights. I would like to underline that the peaceful coexistence of two states of Palestine and Israel is the indispensable condition to provide true security and stability in the Middle East.feedback

May 11 2017 - Trump-Putin

There will be no effect.feedback

May 10 2017

Soft power is a complex of tools and methods to achieve foreign policy goals without the use of force, through information and other means of influence.feedback

May 09 2017 - Russia

No force will be able to dominate our people. I congratulate you on Victory Day, when greatness is defined by the people, by their unprecedented heroic deed – the salvation of the Fatherland and heroic, decisive contribution to the defeat of Nazism.feedback

May 09 2017 - Arctic

The Russian soldier today, as in all times, showing courage and heroism, is ready for any feat, for any sacrifice for the sake of his motherland and people.feedback

May 09 2017 - Arctic

But for an effective battle with terrorism, extremism, neo-Nazism and other threats the whole international community needs to be consolidated. ... We are open for such cooperation.feedback

May 09 2017 - Extremism

This monstrous tragedy was not able to be prevented primarily because of the connivance of the criminal ideology of racial superiority and due to the lack of unity among the world's leading nations. To effectively combat terrorism, extremism, neo-Nazism and other threats, consolidation of the entire international community is necessary. We feel a piercing blood relationship with a generation of heroes and victors.feedback

May 09 2017 - Russia

The armed forces of Russia are capable of repelling any potential aggression.feedback

May 09 2017

We feel a piercing blood relationship with a generation of heroes and winners.feedback

May 08 2017 - French election 2017

The citizens of France have entrusted you the leadership of the country at a difficult time for Europe and for the entire international community.feedback

May 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

Your question looks very funny for me. Don't be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that. President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and Constitution. What about us? Why we?feedback

May 08 2017 - Extremism

The citizens of France have entrusted you to lead the country in a period that is difficult for Europe and for all of world society. The growing threat of terrorism and militant extremism is accompanied by an escalation of local conflicts and the destabilization of entire regions.feedback

May 06 2017 - Homosexuality

What is going on with a non-traditional sexual orientation in the North Caucasus.feedback

May 05 2017 - Homosexuality

Of course, I will have a talk with the general prosecutor and interior minister so they support you on the topic that you have raised on information or rumours, we might say, about what is happening to sexual minorities in the North Caucasus.feedback

May 05 2017 - Doping

Russia is ready for an open and consistent participation in work to establish an accomplished global anti-doping system. Once again, I would like to reiterate something that we have always stated: Russia never had, and I hope never will have, a state-backed system of doping support. On the contrary - we will fight doping.feedback

May 05 2017 - Doping

I believe that positive processes which we have started, to reform anti-doping structures, are irreversible. We must listen to what WADA has to say, because we have to admit that we have several cases of proven doping violation. This is unacceptable. We will do everything to organize efficient and fruitful work with all our partners, including WADA and the IOC. I hope they have the same intentions.feedback

May 05 2017 - Olympic Games

Apart from the capital of our country, we have a number of cities which could potentially host Summer Olympics. There is Sochi, of course, but also St. Petersburg and possibly Kazan. We are not going to make any specific statements, yet. In 2014, our country successfully hosted the Winter Games in Sochi. However, I do not rule out the possibility that Russia will decide to enter in bidding process for the right to host another Olympics.feedback

May 05 2017 - Olympic Games

Regarding Los Angeles, it is not for us to estimate the city's chances. This must be done by the IOC. USA is one of the leading sports countries in the world, and I believe had good chance of getting the honor of hosting the games. It is well known that LA hosted the games in 1984 and the USSR team unfortunately did not participate - just like the U.S. team which did not come to Moscow in 1980. No-one benefited from this.feedback

May 03 2017 - Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and I adhere to the viewpoint the Syrian conflict can be settled exclusively by political and diplomatic means. As for the flights over de-escalation zones – combat aviation will not be operating there on condition that no military activity is registered in such zones. One of the means of enhancing the ceasefire is to create zones of security and de-escalation. We heard the US president say so in one of his statements. In particular, departmental consultations on anti-terrorist operations will continue to be held on a regular basis.feedback

May 03 2017 - Turkey

It was agreed to enhance interaction along these lines between the special services and defense ministries.feedback

May 03 2017 - Turkey

Some time ago our bilateral ties, as it well known, were tested. Now we can say with certainty remark that the recovery process in Russo-Turkish ties is complete. We are getting back to a normal cooperative partnership.feedback

May 03 2017 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

Russia's law-enforcement bodies behave in a far more restrained manner than their colleagues in other European countries.feedback

May 03 2017 - Iran

We as guarantors – Turkey, Iran, Russia – will do everything for this to work.feedback

May 03 2017 - Turkey

We all take the view that we need to... create mechanisms that would guarantee a cessation of bloodshed and create the conditions for the start of a political dialogue. In this respect our position and that of the Turkish president totally coincide.feedback

May 02 2017 - Syria conflict

Those guilty must be found and punished. But this can be only done after an impartial investigation.feedback

May 02 2017 - Syria conflict

We must use this opportunity to talk about our relations and about more problematic issues, such as Ukraine and Syria and perhaps some other regions.feedback

May 02 2017 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

Our law enforcement and judicial organs act within the framework of the laws that exist in Russia and will continue to act in that way, observing order and discipline.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

We never interfere in the political life and the political processes of other countries and we don't want anybody interfering in our political life and foreign policy processes. Certainly, without the participation of such a party as the United States, it is also impossible to solve these problems effectively. So we are and will continue to be in contact with our American partners, and I hope that we will attain understanding there regarding joint steps in this very important and sensitive area of international relations today.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Japan

We call on all governments involved to refrain from using belligerent rhetoric and to strive for peaceful constructive dialogue.feedback

Apr 18 2017

I regret seeing that people pay such importance to fan fights. The way we treat the violators has to be the same. They all have to be equally treated.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Russia

I know the mood and expectations of Muscovites. They expect these buildings to be torn down and new housing to be built in their place.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - US, Russia relations

The level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Trump-Putin

We have not seen a single fact, or even a hint of facts. I do not know who saw them. No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Russia

I've said that this U.S. strike reminds me strongly of events in Iraq in 2003, when U.S. representatives in the UN Security Council showed alleged chemical weapons found in Iraq. A military campaign was launched in Iraq after this and it resulted in the destruction of the country, in the growth of the terrorist threat and the emergence of Islamic State on the international arena.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Chemical weapons

The level of trust at the working level, especially at the military level, has not become better but most likely has degraded.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Chemical weapons

It reminds me of events in 2003 when representatives of the US showed in the Security Council the so-called chemical weapons, found in Iraq. After that the campaign in Iraq began and resulted in destruction of the country, and increase of terrorist threat.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

Similar provocations – and I can't call it anything other than that – are being prepared in other parts of Syria.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using (chemical weapons).feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Iraq

It reminds me of the events in 2003 when U.S. envoys to the Security Council were demonstrating what they said were chemical weapons found in Iraq. We have seen it all already.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Stockholm attack 2017

In our country, people know, and not by hearsay, about the atrocities of international terrorism.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russia

Callous quasi-freedom on the internet does not exist anywhere any more.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Saint Petersburg metro explosion 2017

We see that, unfortunately, the situation is not improving. The recent tragic events in St. Petersburg are the best confirmation of this. We know that each of our countries, practically every one, is a possible and potential target of terrorist attacks.feedback

Apr 03 2017

Today we have no differences remaining. We will move ahead, we will strengthen our relations within the framework of the union state.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Russia

We will give a full evaluation of what happened, and city and federal authorities will do everything possible to support families of our killed and injured citizens.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Russia

I would like to express the words of sincerest condolences to relatives of the killed and wounded. I have already spoken with the chiefs of special services, FSB director, law enforcement bodies and special services are working. We will do everything to identify the reasons for what happened.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Saint Petersburg metro explosion 2017

Law enforcement agencies and intelligence services are doing their best to establish the cause and give a full picture of what happened.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Saint Petersburg metro explosion 2017

All possible causes of the blast in the St Petersburg metro are being considered, including terrorism.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Saint Petersburg metro explosion 2017

I have already talked to the chiefs of special services, the [Federal Security Service] director. The law enforcement agencies and special services are working, and they will do everything to find out the causes of the incident and make a full assessment of what has happened.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Trump-Putin

We feel that our US partners are interested in developing this cooperation and this is a very good signal. We hope that this (cooperation) will spread to other world regions, including the Arctic,'' the president said.feedback

Mar 30 2017

This anti-Russian card is being played in the interests of some political forces inside the United States with an aim to strengthen and consolidate their positions.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Arctic

This is a big event in the opening up of the Arctic.feedback

Mar 30 2017

We consider appeals of this sort to be purely politicized questions with the goal of putting some kind of pressure on the internal political life of the country.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Everybody should act in political processes within the framework of the law. All those who go outside this law should bear punishment in accordance with Russian law.feedback

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