Shirt-front postponed: Julie Bishop nears Vladimir Putin at summit in Milan but fails to make contact
Nick Miller Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has had no chance to "shirt-front'' Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s role in the MH17 tragedy, writes Nick Miller.
Nick Miller Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister has buttonholed - not shirt-fronted - Vladimir Putin, and won from him a promise to help international forensic teams regain access to the MH17 crash site.
Vladimir Soldatkin President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said.
Andrew Jacobs Siberian tiger Kuzya, like Mr Putin, has territorial ambitions, which this week drew him across the frigid Amur River that separates Russia and China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his 62nd birthday roaming the Siberian wilderness on Tuesday, as supporters compared his takeover of Crimea to a Herculean labour and 100,000 marched in...
Andrew E. Kramer President Vladimir Putin appeared on Wednesday to throw his support behind a plan to isolate the Russian internet from the rest of the World Wide Web, but said the Russian government was "not even...
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has criticised Vladimir Putin as 'self-centred' in a German newspaper interview, saying the Russian leader seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall".
President Vladimir Putin has dramatically raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state.
Tom Parfitt and Colin Freeman Vladimir Putin raised the spectre of nuclear war with the West on Friday as he defied international condemnation over his decision to send thousands of Russian troops and heavy armour into eastern...
Kateryna Choursina, Vladimir Kuznetsov and Ewa Krukowska Pro-Russian rebels attacked two Ukrainian coastal guard vessels for the first time, just hours after European Union governments agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia if the conflict worsens.
Ben Farmer Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks ahead of a NATO announcement of a 4000-strong rapid deployment force.
Jihadists threaten the Russian President, saying 'This is a message to you, oh Vladimir Putin, these are the jets that you have sent to Bashar, we will send them to you.'
Zulfugar Agayev, Sara Khojoyan and Ilya Arkhipov Russian President Vladimir Putin, staring down the deepening unrest in Ukraine, tried the role of peacemaker by brokering the first meeting in nine months between the leaders of Armenia and...
Chris Zappone While prime minister Tony Abbott downplays the politics, the question naturally remains: if Australia wanted to get tough with Mr Putin what are its options. Below is a list of options on the table.
Nick O'Malley Outspoken Republican senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has said the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, should not be invited to attend the G20 and attacked European sanctions...
Lucy Cormack The daughter of Vladimir Putin has felt the full force of the global backlash towards her father in the wake of the MH17 disaster.
Cathy Young The Russian leader is terrified of an invasion of Western values that would force the country to modernise.
Tom Parfitt He rises late, breakfasts on curds and porridge and then heads for the swimming pool. His appears to be an ascetic life: no alcohol, no fatty foods and plenty of sport.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered his government to draft a response to "unacceptable" Western sanctions over Moscow's perceived backing of pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine's volatile...
Richard Balmforth President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved Ukraine's parliament on the eve of a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.