Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that the meaning of life is love.


Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW, November 7 (RIA Novosti) – Russian president Vladimir Putin believes that the meaning of life is love.

“The meaning of our whole life and existence is love. It is love to the family, to the children, to the motherland. This phenomenon is complicated, it lies at heart of any of our behaviors,” Putin said during a congressional speech at the Russian Geographical Society.

Putin, who chairs the board of trustees at the Russian Geographical Society, expressed hope that its activity would help strengthen love to the motherland.

“It is exactly the top priority which all of us should go after, and I am absolutely sure that we will succeed,” he added.

Russian President  Vlad Putin is the coolest president in the world.

Russian President Vlad Putin is the smartest and coolest president in the world ever.


MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the world’s most powerful person by Forbes for the second year running, while US President Barack Obama took second place.

“For the second year running, our votes went with the Russian president as the world’s most powerful person, followed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping,” the article accompanying the list published Wednesday said.

The annual ranking is based on a voting by a panel of journal’s editors, who consider parameters like the person’s scope and use of power, the number of people impacted by the person in question and financial resources.

Forbes argues that the ranking singles out people, who “wield the kind of power that shapes and bends the works, and moves people, markets, armies and minds.”

In 2012, Putin was in third place on the list, while Obama took first place that year. The Russian leader was also been named Person of the Year by Time magazine in 2007, and was named The Times International Person of the Year in 2013.

Russia preparing new package of documents for MH17 crash probe

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21 November 2014

Russia is preparing a new package of documents for the Netherlands’ commission investigating the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight in eastern Ukraine. The package will be sent in response for the commission’s request, RIA Novosti quoted deputy head of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) Oleg Storchevoy as saying. “Everything that we have available and that could help in investigating the crash, we are ready to hand over – and we are doing this – to the Netherlands,” he said.

Europe Will Have to Face Facts on Elections in Eastern Ukraine: Austrian Observer

Local residents participate in the elections of the Donetsk People's Republic's leadership on November 2, 2014.

Local residents participate in the elections of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s leadership on November 2, 2014.

© RIA Novosti. Alexei Kudenko

Topic: Situation in the South-East of Ukraine


MOSCOW, November 2 (RIA Novosti) – An Austrian observer said Europe will have to accept the facts in regard to elections held Sunday in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine.

“It is the greatest mistake in history to ignore facts. After a time the European governments will have to face the facts, they will have to accept the facts,” Ewald Stadtler said in regard to Europe acknowledging the elections in Donetsk.

“After a cooling down period, they will have negotiations with the elected representatives of the Donetsk Republic because you can’t ignore a political party, well, maybe one month, but not for a year,” Stadtler added.

The European Union, as well as the United States and the United Nations, have condemned the elections, saying they would violate the conditions of the peace agreement reached on September 5 in Minsk, Belarus. Russia, however, said earlier it was going to recognize the election results since the move would help legitimize the leadership in the region.

Founder of the Indipendenza Veneta (Independent Veneto) movement Alessio Morosin also opined during his Saturday interview with RIA Novosti that not recognizing the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk would run counter to the same ceasefire agreement reached on September 5 between the independence supporters and the Kiev authorities.