Press Conferences

27 august, 2010 17:44

Vladimir Putin answers questions from Russian journalists while driving a Lada Kalina car down the new Amur motorway

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 june, 2010 16:35

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov hold a joint news conference following bilateral talks

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stated that the merger of the aircraft industries of Russia and Ukraine is inevitable, but that the merger must be based solely on market principles. The prime minister explained that this will require an independent appraisal of the market value of the two countries’ aircraft companies. The prime minister emphasised that these appraisals must form the basis for deciding which sectors to merge and to what extent.

8 june, 2010 13:51

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hold a joint press conference following Russian-Turkish bilateral talks

"We do everything we can to boost cooperation between Russia and Turkey. We have indeed achieved good results in energy, industry and agriculture."

28 may, 2010 22:04

Following a meeting of the Supreme Body of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Masimov hold a news conference

27 may, 2010 19:56

Following Russian-Finnish talks, Prime Ministers Vladimir Putin and Matti Vanhonen hold a joint news conference

“Russian-Finnish relations provide very good bearings for many other European countries as they form relations with the Russian Federation… It is certainly a factor of European stability,” the Russian Prime Minister said during a joint news conference.

21 may, 2010 23:23

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky and Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov make a brief statement to the press following negotiations

9 may, 2010 13:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s interview with the filmmakers who made the documentary Lessons from History

26 april, 2010 23:55

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin answers journalists’ questions following talks with Ukrainian leaders

26 april, 2010 17:42

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi hold a joint news conference following talks in Milan

24 april, 2010 18:44

Following negotiations, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Werner Fayman give news conference

7 april, 2010 20:44

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk hold a joint news conference

2 april, 2010 23:20

Prime Minister Putin and President Chavez of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela give a joint news conference following Russian-Venezuelan talks

Russia and Venezuela are strengthening their industrial, transport, high-tech and agricultural ties. “We intend to expand our cooperation with Venezuela, focusing on high-tech projects,” said Mr Putin. The Russian Prime Minister also stressed that the ultimate goal of Russian-Venezuelan relations is “to improve the lives of the people of our countries.”

25 march, 2010 21:30

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov hold joint news conference following Russian-Ukrainian talks

"Ukraine is Russia's leading trade partner. Our national economies are closely interconnected. <...> More than that, we share special responsibility for European energy security. I am confident that there is no alternative but coherent, genuine teamwork focused on real results".

16 march, 2010 21:45

Vladimir Putin and Sergei Sidorsky hold a joint press conference following Russian-Belarusian talks and a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State

“I am confident that we will commemorate Victory Day honourably. We will pay due respects to those who perished in battle, and grant moral and material support to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. It is our sacred duty,” said Prime Minister Putin.

12 march, 2010 19:22

Agreements signed following Russian-Indian talks, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hold press conference

“This is my fifth visit to India, and with each visit I become more convinced that relations between our nations are unique. I do not think Mr Manmohan Singh and I would have attained the present level of mutual trust, understanding and cooperation without the compassionate, friendly relations between the Indian and Russian peoples,” said the Russian Prime Minister, summarising his visit to India.

2 march, 2010 16:30

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor make statements for the press after the Russian-Croatian talks

Russia considers Croatia to be its important and reliable partner in the Balkans and in Europe as a whole, Mr Putin said, adding that the talks had been highly successful. In turn, Ms Kosor said that they had discussed economic, energy and cultural cooperation, as well as the current and future dialogue on the South Stream.

19 february, 2010 23:50

Vladimir Putin gives an interview to the authors of the documentary film Anatoly Sobchak: Ten Years On by the Russia 1 national television channel

“The time when I worked with Mr Sobchak was the most valuable part of my education. It was in that period that my basic principles of work and communication took shape. The fundamentals of my personal principles and behaviour probably began to develop much earlier, at home and later at the university, where I studied and he taught. However, my work with him had tremendous practical significance for me.”

16 february, 2010 18:16

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speak to the media following Russian-Greek intergovernmental talks

10 february, 2010 17:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen addressing a news conference after Russian-Finnish intergovernmental negotiations

The Russian prime minister does not think that energy use will change during the next 15-20 years, despite the rapid development of alternative energy. Hydrocarbons will not be replaced by other energy sources in the next 15-25 years.

13 january, 2010 17:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan address a news conference on the outcome of their negotiations

“Today we have certainly discussed our ambitious joint projects, —in particular, the South Stream gas pipeline and the Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline. The fact, that these two projects are crucial to Russia, Turkey and the whole of Europe both in terms of finding a solution to environmental problems, and in terms of ensuring reliable energy supplies to Europe, is, I think, indisputable.”

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