US Navy hoping for hypersonic missiles ‘by 2025’ as Putin WATCHES Russia's Avangard glider fly

Worried at Russia and China’s technological edge, the US aims to have a hypersonic weapon by 2025, the US Navy said in a report. A fortnight later, Vladimir Putin was watching the test launch of Russia’s newest hypersonic missile. The state-of-the-art Avangard hypersonic glider was successfully tested December 26. It performed in-flight vertical and horizontal […]

'Perfect performance': Russian prodigy Dubov wins World Rapid Chess title, gets praise from Putin

Russia’s Danill Dubov, 22, has won the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in St. Petersburg, seeing off rivals including world number one Magnus Carlsen to claim the $ 1 million prize and earning praise from Vladimir Putin. Dubov won the World Rapid championship on Friday, in which players are permitted just 15 minutes each […]

Putin may make rare appearance at World Economic Forum in Davos

Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland, the Kremlin has hinted on Wednesday. Putin has not attended the prestigious business and political meeting since 2009. “There is an old, constantly renewed invitation for Putin to come to Davos,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. He added that the final […]

Burden of repaying IMF loans will fall on future generations of Ukrainians, warns Putin

The IMF’s approval of a new $ 3.9 billion loan for Ukraine has already been hailed as a victory in Kiev. It’s just enough to cover some pension payments but will take a long time to pay off, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. The executive board of International Monetary Fund (IMF) greenlighted a new 14-month […]

WikiLeaks threatens to sue Louise Mensch after posting wild theory about Snowden and Putin

WikiLeaks has suggested it could sue prolific conspiracy theorist Louise Mensch after she tweeted that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had released his secret US military documents “under Putin’s direct orders.” It all started when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted a link to an interview it had conducted with Snowden about the concept of […]

Putin talks to media after G20 summit

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has faced reporters during a media conference on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first question was about the communication that Putin had with his American counterpart Donald Trump who cancelled the planned meeting over the tensions between Moscow and Kiev. Putin said that he answered […]

Putin and Trump talked briefly at G20 summit – Kremlin

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin briefly spoke at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, according to the Kremlin. Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Saturday that the two leaders had a brief meeting on the sidelines of the summit. Ushakov also said that he met with US National Security Advisor John […]

Bad publicity? Cohen? Russiagate? Many reasons Trump canceled Putin meeting, but Ukraine isn’t one

US President Donald Trump cited the recent incident in the Kerch Strait when canceling the meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Experts who spoke with RT doubt that this is the real reason behind the last-minute move. Officially, Trump called off the meeting because “the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from […]

Trump set to meet Putin at G20… but ‘maybe’ he won’t

US President Donald Trump is still unsure whether to meet with Vladimir Putin, pending a ‘full report’ about the Kerch Strait incident that by pure coincidence happened just days before the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina. “Maybe I won’t have the meeting. Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” Trump told the Washington Post in […]

‘Good for multipolar world’: Putin positive on Macron’s ‘European army’ plan bashed by Trump

Europe’s desire to create its own army and stop relying on Washington for defense is not only understandable, but would be “positive” for the multipolar world, Vladimir Putin said days after Donald Trump ripped into it. “Europe is … a powerful economic union and it is only natural that they want to be independent and […]