Russia: Barack Obama trying to damage relations with Kremlin to make job harder for Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama shake hands for the cameras before the start of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters 28 September, 2015, in New York City (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


President-elect Trump told President Putin ‘he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia’

The Kremlin has accused President Barack Obama’s administration of trying to damage relations with Russia to a degree that would make rebuilding them a challenge when Donald Trump becomes president.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, has alleged the Obama administration is “doing everything it can to drive bilateral ties into such a deadlock” that a new administration would find it difficult to re-establish productive ties “if it wishes to do so”.  Continue reading

Putin heading to Iran for first time in eight years

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran and attend a summit of countries exporting gas, Reuters quoted his aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Friday.

Putin has not visited Iran since 2007 and while in Tehran is expected to hold talks with the Islamic Republic’s President Hassan Rouhani, Ushakov said. Continue reading

Putin, de Kirchner to sign statement on comprehensive strategic partnership

MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will have talks with visiting Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the Kremlin on Thursday. The talks are expected to yield about 20 cooperation documents. The two leaders will put their signatures under a statement on establishing comprehensive strategic partnership. Continue reading