Putin/Scholz meeting

News conference following Russian-German talks 15 February 2022 Following Russian-German talks, Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz made statements for the press and answered journalists’ questions. The US and the UK must be very unhappy about the Putin/Scholz meeting, which was all about enhancing the well-developed economic relationship between Russia and Germany, including Russia's supply of energy … Continue reading Putin/Scholz meeting

Edward Leigh on Russia

Russia’s Grand Strategy   —  Parliament Notes Bernard Jenkin initiated this debate on ‘Russia’s Grand Strategy, 6th January 2022.  MPs on all sides were unanimous that Putin’s Russia is the enemy and a danger to the West and the UK in particular, Labour MPs being particularly vociferous.  The Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy lambasted the government for not spending enough on … Continue reading Edward Leigh on Russia

Vladimir Putin’s reply to the BBC’s question on Russian “unpredictability”

Press conference following Russia-US talks, Geneva, 16 June 2021 Question from BBC News (Steve Rosenberg): Mr President, Joe Biden is calling for stable and predictable relations with Russia. But it is believed in the West that unpredictability is a feature of the Russian foreign policy. Are you ready to give up unpredictability for the sake of improving relations with the West? Vladimir Putin: You are a famous wordsmith who has … Continue reading Vladimir Putin’s reply to the BBC’s question on Russian “unpredictability”