President Putin reiterated Russia’s standpoint of resolving any disputes in the East Sea via peaceful means and in respect...
He conceded that the "operation in Syria has exhibited certain problems, insufficiencies" for Moscow's military
"The prime minister said that Mr Putin also shared ... the same feeling."
Russia says it is ready to start disbursing a $5-billion loan to Tehran for financing infrastructure projects.
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"The rise in food prices is a temporary phenomenon. Prices will stabilize," he said.
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"This Putinophobia abroad has reached such a point that it is in fact taboo to say something good about Russia, or... any...
Moscow has not revealed the size of its force in Syria, nor has it given details of its partial withdrawal.
Both expressed hope for more progress toward ending the fighting.
"I'm sure that we will see new and serious successes in the near future," the Russian President said
"Russia has returned to the global board of directors."
The anti-Assad opposition expressed bafflement, with a spokesman saying, "Nobody knows what is in Putin's mind".