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Putin & Abe call ISS from Kremlin after Russia-Japan talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe held a video a call with the International Space Station after talks in Moscow, praising the level of cooperation in space between the two nations. The link with was established right from the Andreevsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, where a large screen was erected for the call. The two ...

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Putin receives miniature Gallic rooster from Macron-led delegation at St. Petersburg forum (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was presented with a number of miniature gifts during a session with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The gifts were reported to be a miniature blue Gallic rooster – an unofficial national symbol of France – and a small French flag. They were presented to Vladimir Putin by ...

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Global economy is pregnant with digitization, but I’m okay, Putin reassures

The world’s economy is hooked on technology, even if he isn’t, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a panel session with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron at the St. Petersburg Intl. Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018). Putin referred to a statement by President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin, who reportedly said the Russian president is “infected” ...

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Putin trolls Macron over 'huge' French investments in Russia

A single Finnish company invested the equivalent of almost half of all French investment in Russia, President Vladimir Putin told his counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “Finland’s Fortum invested €6 billion in Russia, while the whole of France invested €15 billion,” Putin said jokingly. Moments earlier, the French President boasted about the figure, proudly ...

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Sanctions forgotten in St. Petersburg as Putin attracts global big-hitters to his hometown

After a few lean years following Russia’s estrangement from the West in 2014, Russia’s most famous business showpiece has come roaring back. This week proves how talk of “isolation” was pure blather. ST. PETERSBURG – Longtime Russia hands often remark that there are two Russias: the one presented by the Western media and the other, where 145 million-odd people reside. ...

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Trump cancels nuclear summit despite Kim 'doing everything he promised' – Putin

Vladimir Putin expressed regret that Donald Trump cancelled his summit with Kim Jong-un despite Pyongyang doing everything it was asked for and expressing hope that the US-North Korea nuclear talks will take place eventually. “Here, in Russia, we took this news with regret because we very much anticipating a significant step to be taken to de-escalate the situation on the ...

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Putin on cyberwarfare: Action causes reaction, you don’t like reaction – let’s talk rules

Nations that don’t like being the targets of cyberwarfare have the incentive to work on common rules of cyberspace the same way rules for nuclear weapons were negotiated, said the Russian president. Vladimir Putin made the comparison in response to a journalist’s question about the latest accusation in the US that Russia used its cyber capabilities to interfere with the ...

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He did it again: Putin gives flowers to French first lady (VIDEO)

Published time: 24 May, 2018 15:49 Edited time: 24 May, 2018 15:51 When the French president and first lady arrived in Russia today, their host, Vladimir Putin, did something that just recently was considered rather offensive by the German media – giving flowers. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s habit of giving flowers unexpectedly came into the spotlight after German tabloid Bild called ...

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