Tag: Vlademir Putin

Russia’s Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month as part of a partial economic shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation, Putin said he was extending the non-working policy he ordered earlier for this week until […]

Coronavirus deals blow to Putin’s plans to stay in power until 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long provided other world leaders with a template for authoritarian rule. Now he faces a new test: Whether his top-down system can survive the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address to the nation Wednesday, Putin announced a sweeping array of measures to cope with the spread of the virus and […]

Abbas says wants to discuss ‘deal of the century’ and Palestinian polls with Putin

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he wanted to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” for the Middle East, as well as the problem of the occupation of Palestinian territories and elections in Palestine. “Naturally, we need to discuss a number of problems. I mean, first […]

Putin’s Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Stirs Fears of Arms Race

A new hypersonic nuclear missile that Russia says it has deployed is fueling concerns of a new arms race with the U.S. as the clock ticks down on the expiry of the last treaty limiting the strategic arsenals of the two former Cold War foes. Russia’s first regiment of Avangard missiles was commissioned in the […]