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Impossible to isolate vast country as Russia: Putin warns amid West's sanctions

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin travelled to the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur region, which is located in the far east of the country, earlier in the day, to meet Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko and mark Russia's annual Cosmonautics Day.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko and director general of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin visit the construction site of the Amur launch complex for Angara rockets at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Region, Russia April 12, 2022. (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko and director general of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin visit the construction site of the Amur launch complex for Angara rockets at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Region, Russia April 12, 2022. (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 06:35 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

‘Kyiv not Kiev’: Zelenskyy plea on ‘outdated Soviet spellings’ of Ukraine cities

  • Japan's foreign ministry announced that the capital of Ukraine will henceforth be referred to on all official documents as “Kiiu” as the Japanese transliteration of the Ukrainian spelling “Kyiv”. Till now, the official usage was “Kiefu”, which more accurately reflects the Soviet spelling of “Kiev”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.(AP)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.(AP)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 11:04 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'Can't get away with making threats': Putin likens US behaviour to Soviet Union

Empires think they are powerful enough to make some mistakes, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding that such behaviour reminded him of the Soviet Union.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said US' behaviour reminded him of the Soviet Union. (File Photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said US' behaviour reminded him of the Soviet Union. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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George Shultz, who led US Cold-War diplomacy, dies

  • An Ivy League-educated economist, Shultz moved seamlessly from academia to government to business. He led a faction that promoted “realism” in foreign policy, including direct bargaining with the Soviet Union. As Treasury secretary he played a role in untying the US dollar from the price of gold.
FILE - In this May 7, 2007 file photo, former Secretary of State George Schultz arrives to watch Queen Elizabeth II take part in arrival ceremonies on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Shultz, former President Ronald Reagan’s longtime secretary of state, who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. He was 100. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)(AP)
FILE - In this May 7, 2007 file photo, former Secretary of State George Schultz arrives to watch Queen Elizabeth II take part in arrival ceremonies on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Shultz, former President Ronald Reagan’s longtime secretary of state, who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. He was 100. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)(AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2021 07:04 PM IST
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