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Putin calls himself ‘a Rajoy’ to refer to Navalni when asked at a press conference: "That man that you quote"
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Putin calls himself ‘a Rajoy’ to refer to Navalni when asked at a press conference: "That man that you quote"

Vladimir Putin does not want to assess the situation of the opposition Alexei Navalni, imprisoned for months, and in fact he referred to him this Wednesday as "this man you quote" after a question from journalists. He did so at the press conference after his meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, in Geneva.The Navalni case is not one of the topics most discussed by both leaders in the meeting, but it has caused clashes between the two in recent months. In fact, the United States responded to the arrest with sanctions on Russian officials and entities, as did the European Union. Navalni, who had to flee to Berlin to cure himself of poisoning (of which government leaders ar...
Minimal confidence in the meeting between Biden and Putin: each delegation carries a different brand of water bottles
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Minimal confidence in the meeting between Biden and Putin: each delegation carries a different brand of water bottles

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin don't trust each other. That distance that exists right now between Russia and the United States was made clear this Wednesday at the meeting between the two leaders in Geneva. Such are the misgivings that each delegation has carried its own brand of mineral water, as can be seen in some images of the meeting that have been shared.The meeting, the most important that Biden has attended since taking office last January, takes place after the intelligence services of The United States will accuse Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections and of being behind several cyberattacks that were aimed at the interests of the North American country.In a press c...
Putin arrives late in Geneva to meet with Biden
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Putin arrives late in Geneva to meet with Biden

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, arrived this Wednesday in Geneva, where this noon he will meet with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, at a summit marked by strong tensions between Moscow and Washington.The Kremlin chief's plane landed on 12.29 local time (10.29 GMT) at the Geneva airport of Cointrin, from where he and his entourage will go to Villa La Grange, the headquarters of the Russian-American negotiations. During the summit, proposed by Biden last April during a phone call with Putin, the two leaders will address virtually the entire spectrum of topics that concern both Moscow and Washington.The agenda of the talks focuses on the current state and prospects of bilateral relat...
First face-to-face Biden-Putin: in search of the thaw despite language reminiscent of the Cold War
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First face-to-face Biden-Putin: in search of the thaw despite language reminiscent of the Cold War

"They will regret more than they have in a long time." That phrase, spoken by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was addressed to the West, or what is the same as the European Union and above all to USA. Relations between the two countries are, in Putin's own words, "at their lowest point." Moscow had a good disposition during Trump's tenure and indeed a great case was generated: whether Putin had intervened in the election campaign or not for the tycoon to win the election. The Russian president has never hidden his sympathy for Trump, whom he has described as an extraordinary and talented man. " With Joe Biden things are different. This Wednesday both leaders will maintai...
NATO stands up to the "authoritarian regimes like Russia or China" and Biden toughens the tone against Putin
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NATO stands up to the "authoritarian regimes like Russia or China" and Biden toughens the tone against Putin

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, hardened this Monday the tone in front of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, with whom you will be in Geneva in two days, and assured that most of the NATO leaders with whom he spoke during this day thanked him.Biden participated in the NATO leaders' summit in Brussels, where some ten or twelve leaders, in his words, told him that they were "happy" about that meeting with Putin. In a press conference at the end of the summit, the president of the United States described the day as "incredibly productive".The leaders of the alliance concluded their summit this Monday with the determination of stand up to threats from "authoritarian regimes li...
Putin enacts law removing Russia from the treaty "open skies"
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Putin enacts law removing Russia from the treaty "open skies"

Russian President Vladimir Putin this Monday enacted the law on Russia's withdrawal from the "Open Skies" military surveillance treaty following the withdrawal of the United States from the agreement. The publication of the text on the official Russian legislative portal takes place just over a week from the first summit between Putin and the US head of state, Joe Biden. The meeting between the two presidents is scheduled for June 16, in Geneva, Switzerland. Former US President Donald Trump accused Moscow of not respecting the treaty to justify abandoning the agreement, which allows observation flights to military activities by member states. In late May, Joe Biden validated the previous administration's decision. Moscow refuses t...
Putin will seek with Biden ways to normalize bilateral relations
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Putin will seek with Biden ways to normalize bilateral relations

In reference to the US sanctions imposed against Russia, Putin He pointed out that his country "has not imposed any sanction" and has limited itself to responding "when we consider it possible" and "in a way that does not affect us, not to shoot ourselves in the foot.""For us it is an enigma why the American partners continue to do this, I am convinced that this happens, first and foremost, under the influence of internal political processes," he said.According to Putin, "Russian-American relations are largely a hostage to the internal political process in the United States itself.""I hope this ends one day and I mean that fundamental interests in areas such as security, strategic stability and the reduction of dangerous weapons for everyone are definitely more important than the internal ...
Steven Seagal Joins Putin-Like Russian Party And Proposes Tougher Laws
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Steven Seagal Joins Putin-Like Russian Party And Proposes Tougher Laws

El actor Steven Seagal, a old friend of Vladimir Putin, has joined a party related to the president of the Russian Federation, as reported this Sunday by the formation itself.Just Russia - Patriots - For Truth (Just Russia - Patriots - For the Truth) is the party that has been created with the merger of three leftist formations that support Putin, and the interpreter born in the United States received his card as a member of this alliance on Saturday, as reported Reuters.Seagal, that received Russian citizenship in 2016 by the president, has proposed tougher laws on companies that harm the environment. "We can't arrest people, we just fine them, but they are probably making more money from pro...
Biden and Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16 to discuss issues "urgent"
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Biden and Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16 to discuss issues "urgent"

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet next June 16 in the Swiss city of GenevaWhite House spokeswoman Jen Psaki reported in a statement.As Psaki explains in this note, both leaders will discuss all the "urgent" issues on the table while looking for "restore predictability and stability" of the relationship between the two countries.The Geneva meeting will be the first high-level meeting between the leaders of both countries since Putin and former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) met in Helsinki in July 2018.The White House announcement confirms this long-awaited meeting that both governments have come preparing in the last days."Normalize" relationships Just...
The US and Russia begin a dialogue to reduce tension despite their "profound differences"
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The US and Russia begin a dialogue to reduce tension despite their "profound differences"

The United States and Russia gave this Wednesday I start a dialogue to relax the tension, with a first meeting of their foreign officials, Antony Blinken and Sergei Lavrov, who met in Reykjavik, Iceland, to bring positions closer, despite the "profound differences" between the two countries.The American opened the meeting with a few words in which he stressed that these discrepancies are not "no secret", after friendly greeting with Lavrov.Then he hardened his tone and realized that The US will respond if Russia behaves aggressively against Washington or its allies.Even so, he affirmed that the United States does not want an escalation of tension with Russia, but that all it wants is defend the...