Press Conferences

31 december, 2009 09:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin answers a question by a Channel One correspondent regarding the coming New Year

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has wished the Russian people a Happy New Year in a Channel One interview.

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…”

29 december, 2009 12:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talks with journalists about the outcomes of his visit to the Primorye Territory

15 december, 2009 19:47

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung made statements for the media after the bilateral talks

“It is indicative that bilateral trade continues to grow even despite the global economic and financial crisis. This year we will surpass the $1.5 billion mark.”

11 december, 2009 18:42

Heads of government delivered statements to the media following the meetings of the EurAsEC Interstate Council and the Supreme Body of the Customs Union

The creation of the common economic space (CES) will eliminate many protectionist barriers, fostering the creation of a favourable competitive environment. We will need to draw up unified standards for state purchases and for subsidising certain economic branches of our countries.

3 december, 2009 12:00

Special TV programme “Conversation with Vladimir Putin: To Be Continued”

"It can be said with a fair degree of certainty that the peak of the crisis is past, although turbulence in the world economy and, as a consequence, in the Russian economy is still there. It will take time, effort and considerable resources to get out of the crisis. On the whole, however, positive trends are making themselves felt and are clearly manifested."

27 november, 2009 18:02

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and French Prime Minister Francois Fillon gave a joint press conference after the Russian-French talks

20 november, 2009 02:25

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko held a joint press conference after bilateral talks and a meeting of the Committee on Economic Cooperation

16 november, 2009 18:14

Following bilateral talks, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico delivered their statements to the press

“These talks have once again confirmed the high level of mutual understanding and trust recently achieved by our two countries. These relations serve as a model for many countries in Central and Eastern Europe.”

14 november, 2009 16:30

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor held a joint press conference

“First of all, we have been able to review all the issues on which our two countries cooperate. Secondly, we were able to make a lot of progress today on the work our two countries have been involved in together. This includes concluding an intergovernmental agreement on Slovenia’s participation in the South Stream project.”

11 november, 2009 18:09

Following Russian- Austrian talks, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann held a joint press conference

“Energy cooperation, in particular, the future of the South Stream project, was a major topic of our talks. Up until now, Russia and Austria have been reliable and long-standing energy partners.”

8 november, 2009 14:00

Vladimir Putin gave an interview for NTV Television’s documentary “The Wall”

"Human history has known many barrier and division lines and structures. One of the most famous is the Great Wall of China. I think that it is the only man-made structure visible from space. But why is it still standing after hundreds of years? Because it protected a nation, while the Berlin Wall divided one. That, of course, was its unnatural aspect. It was clear to me that in the modern world, it is impossible to confine a nation and have it remain confined."

2 november, 2009 19:08

Following their talks, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen held a joint press conference

"We are grateful to the Danish Government for giving permission for the construction of the Nord Stream gas transmission system through Danish territorial waters and part of the Danish exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea. We greatly appreciate this prompt and sound decision on the part of our colleagues. It is an example of a measured, politically unbiased approach towards energy issues and energy cooperation in Europe."

28 october, 2009 19:30

Vladimir Putin spoke at a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Russia-Belarus Union State

“We agree with our Belarusian colleagues that new steps are needed to expand the scope of our cooperation and support both trade between our two countries and joint projects that could stimulate the entirety of our countries’ economies.”

25 october, 2009 18:24

Vladimir Putin and the Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen gave a joint press conference on the results of the Russian –Finnish talks

14 october, 2009 21:46

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin answered questions from the media, concluding his official visit to the People's Republic of China

13 october, 2009 16:51

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao held a press conference to summarise the results of the 14th regular meeting of the Russian and Chinese heads of Government

13 october, 2009 14:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s interview to the Chinese media

31 august, 2008 20:00

Excerpts from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s interview with the TV news programme Vesti

"We are going to expand our possibilities, first of all in the economic field. And in general, the modern world is characterised by a sharp competitive struggle, which has long passed from a military to an economic sphere."

29 august, 2008 20:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin interviewed by the German ARD TV channel

"We are not going to play by some special rules of our own. We want everyone to follow the same rules that are also referred to as international law."

1 september, 2009 15:53

Following the talks, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk held a joint news conference

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