One of Putin’s biggest enemies got arrested in Spain, but nobody can explain why

One of Putin’s biggest enemies got arrested in Spain, but nobody can explain why

Bill Browder is one of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, and was briefly arrested on Wednesday. Sky News One of Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics was briefly arrested in Spain on Wednesday morning after years on the run from the Russian government — but nobody wants to claim responsibility for doing it. Bill Browder, a…

Putin: Mall fire was criminal negligence

Putin: Mall fire was criminal negligence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mourners carried photos of fire victims and questioned what officials said Thousands of people are protesting in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, angry at Russian officials over the leisure complex fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kemerovo earlier and blamed…

Putin ready for ‚constructive’ dialogue

Putin ready for ‚constructive’ dialogue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the Russian election unfoldedVladimir Putin has said he is open to „constructive” dialogue with other states after being re-elected president of Russia with an increased majority. „But of course that doesn’t depend on us alone,” he added. „Just as in love, both sides must show an…

Putin is thought to be testing how isolated Britain is after Brexit — and he won’t like the results

Putin is thought to be testing how isolated Britain is after Brexit — and he won’t like the results

Vladimir Putin and Theresa May. Reuters/AP There is growing theory that Russia poisoned Sergei Skripal to test how isolated Britain is after Brexit. EU nations have jumped to the support of Britain, whereas the US has been more cautious. Professor Anthony Glees said Vladimir Putin will not approve of the European solidarity. Britain believes Russia…

Putin condemned for Jew meddling remark

Putin condemned for Jew meddling remark

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some are calling for President Trump to press Mr Putin on the comments The Russian president faces a backlash after suggesting minority groups, including Jews, may be responsible for meddling in the 2016 US election. Vladimir Putin made the comments during a US TV interview with Megyn Kelly. US lawmakers…

Putin on Russia’s meddling in the US election: ‚I don’t care. I couldn’t care less’

Putin on Russia’s meddling in the US election: ‚I don’t care. I couldn’t care less’

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Screenshot via NBC News Russian President Vladimir Putin said he „couldn’t care less” that US law-enforcement officials accused Russian nationals and entities of meddling in the US election. „So what if they’re Russians,” Putin told NBC News’ Megyn Kelly in an interview that aired Friday night. „They do not represent the…

Putin will have broken a huge rule of the spy game if he was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal

Putin will have broken a huge rule of the spy game if he was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal

Vladimir Putin. Reuters Russia will have broken a spy game rule dating back to the Cold War if it attempted to assassinate former agent Sergei Skripal in Britain this week. So-called spy swap deals between Russian and the West usually guarantee the safety of the agents involved. For Putin to break this unwritten rule, he…

Putin mocks claims that Russia conspired to elect Trump as ‚yelling and hollering’

Putin mocks claims that Russia conspired to elect Trump as ‚yelling and hollering’

Putin denies that Russia helped to elect Trump. Loren Orr / Getty Putin dismisses claims that Russia meddled in US elections as „yelling and hollering” He demands that America supplies Russia with evidence that Russia conspired to elect Trump US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russians and three firms with interference in the…

Putin only follows 18 people on Twitter, and one of them has been dead for 5 years — here’s the full list

Putin only follows 18 people on Twitter, and one of them has been dead for 5 years — here’s the full list

Russian President Vladimir Putin only follows 18 people on Twitter. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin While no world leader uses Twitter quite like Donald Trump, it’s still an arena where power and prestige are distributed. A presidential follow counts for a lot. Russian President Vladimir Putin follows just 18 accounts from his English-speaking handle — and they’re a…

Putin has touted an ‚invincible’ nuclear weapon that really exists — here’s how it works and why it deeply worries experts

Putin has touted an ‚invincible’ nuclear weapon that really exists — here’s how it works and why it deeply worries experts

Russian president Vladimir Putin.Sputnik Photo Agency/Reuters During a speech on Thursday, Russian president Vladimir Putin showed test footage of a new intercontinental ballistic missile. The nuclear weapon, called the RS-28 Sarmat or Satan 2, has been in development since 2009. Putin claimed the ICBM is”invincible” to missile defense systems. He also presented animations of several…