Press Conferences

3 may, 2012 19:10

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes questions from the press following a meeting of the Strategic Initiatives Agency’s supervisory board

“We’ll work as energetically as before, even a bit more.”

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso give a news conference following the meeting of the Russian government and the EU Commission
24 february

“Russia and the EU face similar economic challenges, which is yet another argument for our further integration. Today we discussed coordinating our efforts, as well as the possibility of drafting long term development plans for specific sectors…”

28 december, 2011 16:56

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with journalists of the government press pool and wishes them a Happy New Year

“No doubt, the government is responsible for the socio-economic situation in the country. The government is directly in charge of it. But it gives you a certain drive when you realise that it is your personal responsibility.”

15 december, 2011 18:41

After the Q&A session, A Conversation with Vladimir Putin: Continued, the prime minister answered journalists’ questions

18 november, 2011 17:36

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Francois Fillon, hold joint news conference

“I’m convinced that today’s talks, the constructive discussion at the commission meeting and the adopted decisions will create new opportunities for further advancing the Russia-France dialogue,” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

7 november, 2011 18:33

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and SCO Secretary General Muratbek Imanaliyev speak with journalists following a meeting of the Council of the SCO member states' heads of government

“Russia is committed to conducting active work in this organisation. This concerns expanding trade and economic relations, security and humanitarian issues. All these things are our absolute priorities.”

19 october, 2011 19:52

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference following a meeting of the EurAsEC Interstate Council and the Customs Union Supreme Governing Body at the level of heads of government

“The meeting participants considered a draft declaration on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union. We expect the “troika” heads of state to sign the declaration as early as December. The idea of setting up the Eurasian Economic Union will thus assume a concrete shape.”

17 october, 2011 21:00

Interview with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

"I am convinced that the most important thing for politicians in today's world is not the office or the post but the trust of the people."

11 october, 2011 15:53

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao speak to reporters following bilateral talks

The latest round of Russian-Chinese talks in Beijing has reaffirmed the truly strategic nature of bilateral relations, Mr Putin told the media, adding that the political dialogue between the two countries continues to advance, the horizons of their cultural exchange are expanding, and economic and regional cooperation is growing stronger.

15 august, 2011 18:07

Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Myasnikovich hold a joint news conference following a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State

“The Common Economic Space should be operational starting on January 1, 2012, resulting in a higher level of integration between Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. I am confident that this substantial and far-reaching project will be implemented successfully.”

9 august, 2011 18:13

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen hold a joint news conference following bilateral talks

Vladimir Putin expressed his hope that the global economy will begin to recover. “Perhaps not as quickly as we would all like, but it will begin to gradually recover,” the prime minister said.

12 july, 2011 18:38

Prime Ministers Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Myasnikovich of Belarus and Karim Massimov of Kazakhstan speak at a news conference after their meeting in Moscow

“We are with you today, and we feel for you,” Putin said, addressing the victims of the tragedy on the Volga River. He said that he has signed a resolution offering payment to the families of the dead and injured.

21 june, 2011 17:03

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of France, Francois Fillon, hold a joint news conference following their talks

“In Russia, there is an absolute consensus on our relations with France. All our political forces hold the development of these relations in the highest regard and will do their utmost to ensure that we continue to move forward as we have today,” the prime minister said.

7 june, 2011 22:01

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov hold joint news conference following a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Economic Cooperation Committee

“Today we have made an important step toward expanding our bilateral partnership: we signed the ambitious Russian-Ukrainian Economic Cooperation Programme for 2011-2020. We intend to base it on the most promising areas of cooperation. The implementation of these plans will not only strengthen long-standing trade and economic ties but also create new science-intensive high-tech industries,” said the Russian prime minister.

27 may, 2011 18:57

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes questions from the press

“The most important thing is to seek out new people with fresh and interesting ideas that the country needs. On the whole, the process is going as we expected,” Mr Putin said about the formation of the Russian Popular Front.

19 may, 2011 22:09

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is joined by his Belarusian and Kazakhstani counterparts for a news conference following the meetings of the EurAsEC Interstate Council and the Supreme Body of the Customs Union

“Russia is firmly committed to working in this direction just as effectively as it did over the last two years, during which it essentially changed the paradigm of post-Soviet integration,” said the Russian prime minister.

13 may, 2011 16:30

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with reporters in Bratislava

“I have no doubt that the 2016 World Ice Hockey Championship in Russia will be held to the highest standard. Russians love ice hockey – roughly half a million people play ice hockey in Russia, and there are millions of hockey fans, without exaggeration.”

27 april, 2011 15:53

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt hold joint press conference following talks

“Both Sweden and Russia are emerging quite confidently from a difficult period brought about by the global financial crisis and recession. This fact provides a solid basis for the development of our bilateral relations in all the important areas of cooperation.”

26 april, 2011 20:20

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen address the media to summarise their talks

“I would like to stress the successful development of Russian-Danish ties at all levels, and the strengthening of contacts between parliaments, agencies and regions. I am confident that the documents signed today will promote further Russian-Danish cooperation,” the Russian prime minister said to the media.

13 april, 2011 19:09

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks to the media following national forum of medical workers

23 march, 2011 19:13

Vladimir Putin and Boris Tadic attend a news conference on Russian-Serbian talks

“We are overcoming the aftermath of the global economic crisis and steadily increasing trade. It grew by more than a quarter last year to $1.4 billion, and Russia has firmly established itself among Serbia’s leading trade partners.”

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