Russian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000 formerly director of the Federal Security Bureau (born in 1952)

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We're keeping this question in our sights.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
28 days ago

World

I congratulate all of you on the completion of building this energy bridge which has tied Crimea to Russia, we managed to break through the energy blockade of Crimea within a brief period of time, and we will likewise do away with any other blockade against Russia, should someone wish to test us again.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 month ago

Industrials

Today's action involved major inconvenience and dangers for everyone, being in a country at war close to where hostilities are still ongoing. That has demanded great strength and personal courage from you all. Thank you very much.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 month ago

Lifestyle

Our predecessors understood the significance of this bridge ... and tried to complete this project a long time ago, let's hope we can fulfill this historical mission.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
2 months ago

Industrials

It is too early to say we have reached a crucial breakthrough, but it is evident that we have accomplished our mission.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
2 months ago

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Our and your predecessors understood the importance of this bridge, let us hope that we will fulfil this historic mission. Undoubtedly, it will create additional opportunities for economic growth.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
3 months ago

World

In general, this idea is undoubtedly worth paying attention to.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
4 months ago

Company News

There is a lot of talk today about why it is happening. Maybe it is a Saudi-U.S. plot to punish Iran, or put pressure on the Russian economy or Venezuela.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
4 months ago

Energy

I believe – and I may be wrong, in which case I’d probably have to take a different path. But I would get along with a lot of the world leaders that this country is not getting along with.

Vladimir Putin

Found on FOX News
5 months ago

Opinion

We're going to pursue the terrorists everywhere, that means, you'll excuse me, we'll catch them in the toilet, we'll wipe them out in the sh*t house, finally.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
6 months ago

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They've asked me when I began having sex, i don't remember ... I remember exactly when I did it the last time. I can define that right down to the minute.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
6 months ago

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If a grandmother had certain sexual indicators, she would be a grandfather.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
6 months ago

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He is a very flamboyant man, very talented, no doubt about that. But it’s not our business to judge his merits, it’s up to the voters of the United States, he is an absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today. He says that he wants to move to another level relations, a deeper level of relations with Russia.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

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He is an absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today. He says that he wants to move to another level relations, a deeper level of relations with Russia.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

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They are taking the first steps in their careers, but are making good progress. They are not involved in business or politics, they have never been 'star' children, they have never got pleasure from the spotlight being directed on them. They just live their own lives.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

World

They have never been 'star' children, they have never got pleasure from the spotlight being directed on them. They just live their own lives.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

World

This was a stab in the back, on interstate level, I do not see the prospect for improving relations.

Vladimir Putin

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6 months ago

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There is a problem with the Turkish leadership.

Vladimir Putin

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6 months ago

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Only the Syrian people can determine who should govern them and under what standards, what rules.

Vladimir Putin

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6 months ago

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We support it from the air, as well as the Syrian army, we assist them with weapons, ammunition and provide material support.

Vladimir Putin

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6 months ago

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We vote for him unanimously, and he does this bad stuff to us?

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

Industrials

It appears that Allah decided to punish the ruling clique of Turkey by depriving them of wisdom and judgment.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
6 months ago

Energy

I believe the decision about the President of Syria should be in the hands of the Syrian people.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
7 months ago

World

I invite the leaders of the countries in this group to partner with Iran and invest in developing Iran's gas resources for mutual benefit, iran is ready to play a bigger role in the supply of gas.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
7 months ago

Energy

We need to work out a plan with them of joint sea and air actions, maybe today this grand coalition with Russia is possible.

Vladimir Putin

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7 months ago

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We need to work out a plan with them of joint sea and air actions.

Vladimir Putin

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7 months ago

Industrials

It is clear, that to effectively fight this evil we need real joint efforts by the entire international community.

Vladimir Putin

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7 months ago

Industrials

Without any doubt everything should be done so that an objective picture of what happened is created, so that we know what happened.

Vladimir Putin

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8 months ago

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Over the last few years and particularly this year and last year, with the start of the Ukraine crisis, Russia has picked up the number of sorties, his view is that Russia's political standing and the respect accorded to it have fallen away very much since the end of the Cold War.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
8 months ago

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His view is that Russia's political standing and the respect accorded to it have fallen away very much since the end of the Cold War.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
8 months ago

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We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited, it became clear that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to 'fight' global warming was rather unfounded.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
8 months ago

World

You know what I like in Russia also is that in difficult situations I still have the full support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is good. And I support Russian President Vladimir Putin in all discussions, in all situations, eNVY AND JEALOUSY.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
8 months ago

Sports

We'd anxiously await mother to cook us a meal, which Jeb Bush never did, if you call pouring a little Hormel out of the box into a boiling pot of water cooking, then Jeb Bush did cook.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Top News

The Syrian people have been practically alone in putting up resistance and fighting these international terrorists for several years now.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
8 months ago

World

We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face, we should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and (Kurdish) militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
9 months ago

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We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and (Kurdish) militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
9 months ago

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What is this policy about? This is imposing its standards without taking into consideration historic, religious, national and cultural specifics of these regions, this is first of all, the policy of our American partners.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
9 months ago

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Because the countries bordering round the Mediterranean -- they do not want these people no matter what the cost. what is this policy about? This is imposing its standards without taking into consideration historic, religious, national and cultural specifics of these regions.

Vladimir Putin

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9 months ago

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What is this policy about? This is imposing its standards without taking into consideration historic, religious, national and cultural specifics of these regions.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
9 months ago

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Chinese authorities are reacting to this calmly, i think that China will remain an engine of the global economy.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
11 months ago

Company News

We are concerned about the instability of the markets, the high volatility of energy and commodity prices, and the accumulation of sovereign debt by a number of countries, these imbalances affect the growth rate and our economies. In these circumstances, the BRICS states intend to actively use their own resources and internal resources for development.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
11 months ago

Energy

The New (Development) Bank will help finance joint, large-scale projects in transport and energy infrastructure, industrial development.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
11 months ago

Energy

Vladimir Putin uses energy to hold our allies hostage, if energy is going to be used as a weapon, I say America must have the largest arsenal.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Politics

It is time to begin implementing the Minsk Agreements, the problem is that the current Kiev authorities don't even want to sit down to talks with them. And there is nothing we can do about it.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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Russia is interested in and will strive to ensure the full and unconditional implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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The problem is that the current Kiev authorities don't even want to sit down to talks with them. And there is nothing we can do about it.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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This is yet another blatant attempt to extend its jurisdiction to other states.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

Today China is our strategic and key partner.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

But remembering the tragic events of the past years we must be optimistic about our future and believe in the ideals of friendship ... and mutual support.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Top News

He has done a unique thing. He created a state where no state ever existed. The Kazakhs never had a state.

Vladimir Putin

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

World

Russia and Argentina are developing their cooperation in the energy sphere, we have set new goals and long-term objectives. And as you have seen, a serious package of documents has been signed.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Energy

We have set new goals and long-term objectives. And as you have seen, a serious package of documents has been signed.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Energy

We always listen to constructive criticism of the authorities' action or lack of action at any level and this dialogue is always useful and simply necessary, but it would be pointless to have debates with those who take orders from an outsider, in the interest of ... another country.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

It would be boring without gossip.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Energy

He would have been just annihilated... We got ready to get him out of Donetsk by land, by sea and by air, this was on the night of Feb. 22 through to Feb. 23. We finished around 7 in the morning. And, while saying goodbye, I told all the colleagues: 'We have to start the work on Crimea's return into Russia'.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

As for my personal perception, I am not ashamed before the citizens who voted for me, all these eight years I worked like a galley slave, to spare no effort. I am happy with the results.

Vladimir Putin

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

World

Come what may, our trade and economic relations are in very good condition, there are, of course, losses related to well-known events.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

Boris Nemtsov, left his mark on the history of Russia, in politics and public life. He worked on important positions in the difficult transition period for our country. He always openly and honestly stated his position, defended his point of view.

Vladimir Putin

Found on CNN
1 year ago

Top News

We signed a number of documents regarding our military cooperation. For example regarding the entrance of our ships to Cypriot ports.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

I don't think this should worry anyone.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

Of course, it’s always bad to lose, of course it’s always a hardship when you lose to yesterday’s miners or yesterday’s tractor drivers. But life is life. It’ll surely go on.

Vladimir Putin

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

Latest Headlines

I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Top News

Kiev's attempts to exert economic pressure on Donbas (region of east Ukraine) and disrupt its daily life only aggravates the situation. This is a dead-end track, fraught with a big catastrophe.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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The Kiev authorities have given an official order to start large-scale military operations practically throughout the whole line of contact. The result is tens of killed and wounded, not only among the military on both sides but... among civilians, those who give these criminal orders are responsible.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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We see how other countries are open about their geopolitical claims, and do not hesitate to interfere openly in the affairs of independent states while actively expanding and improving their military arsenals, they spend many times more than we spend (on arms). We can and must respond to this challenge.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

We will continue to strengthen our armed forces and military organizations as a whole by making them modern, mobile, well-equipped and capable of performing their main task - to neutralize risks and political, potential threats to the security of our country.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

They spend many times more than we spend (on arms). We can and must respond to this challenge.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

World

We have a large amount of internal savings, they should become effective investments.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

Love for one's motherland is one of the most powerful and uplifting feelings. It manifested itself in full in the brotherly support to the people of Crimea and Sevastopol, when they resolutely decided to return home, this event will remain a very important epoch in domestic history forever.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

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This event will remain a very important epoch in domestic history forever.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

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Obviously, no one will succeed in intimidating us, to deter, to isolate Russia.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

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I stress that modern challenges and threats and emergence of new destabilizing factors require an increase in the efficiency of the whole system of domestic special services.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

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If the situation develops unfavorably, we will have to amend our plans. Beyond doubt, we will have to cut some (spending). But a positive turn and emergence from the current situation are inevitable, the growth of the global economy will continue and our economy will rebound from the current situation.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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The growth of the global economy will continue and our economy will rebound from the current situation.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

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Sechin works properly and effectively.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

If the situation develops unfavorably, we will have to amend our plans. Beyond doubt, we will have to cut some (spending). But a positive turn and emergence from the current situation are unavoidable, the growth of the global economy will continue and our economy will rebound from the current situation.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Top News

This is not very good, but it could also possibly play into our hands, the existing circumstances have an evident plus too: Russia has gained a new impulse towards scientific and technological development.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

Those 'rebels' have again manifested themselves in Chechnya. I'm sure, the local guys, local low-enforcement bodies will cope with that... Let's support them.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

We see that obstacles are being set up to prevent its fulfilment, if Europe does not want to carry it out, then it will not be carried out...We think this is against Europe's economic interests and is causing damage.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

If Bulgaria is deprived of the possibility of behaving like a sovereign state, let them demand the money for the lost profit from the European Commission.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

We are ready to not only expand the Blue Stream, but to build another pipeline system to supply the growing demand of the Turkish economy, and if it is deemed justified, to set up an additional gas hub for the South European consumers on Turkish territory, near the border with Greece.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

I am confident that in the first quarter, in the middle of next year the (oil) market will find a balance.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Business

We pose no threat to anyone and do not intend to get involved in any geopolitical games or intrigues, let alone conflicts, no matter who tries to draw us into them or how they do so, at the same time, it is indispensable to securely safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of Russia and the security of our allies.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

If the price of energy is lowered on purpose, this also hits those who introduce those limits.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

If the price of energy is lowered on purpose, this also hits those who introduce those limits, It's far from certain that sanctions, sharp falls in the oil price (and) the depreciation of the national currency will cause negative effects or catastrophic consequences only for us. No such thing will happen!.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

World

We - from the executive power level - do not meddle in the policy of the central bank, The central bank, in accordance with the law, conducts an independent policy. But of course we look carefully at what is happening.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Business

We are ready for practical cooperation with our American partners in different fields, based on the principles of respect for each others' interests, equal rights and non-interference in internal matters.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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In the modern world extremism is being used as a geopolitical instrument and for remaking spheres of influence. We see what tragic consequences the wave of so-called color revolutions led to, For us this is a lesson and a warning. We should do everything necessary so that nothing similar ever happens in Russia.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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I hired a car on lease from Privatbank. It will take me only two years to repay the loan, Privatbank no longer operates in Crimea. What am I supposed to do?.

Vladimir Putin

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

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They do not want to humiliate us, they want to subdue us, solve their problems at our expense, No one in history ever managed to achieve this with Russia, and no one ever will.

Vladimir Putin

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1 year ago

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