'Ice man' Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

'Ice man' Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

'Ice man' Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of state of dozens of countries and leaders of global organizations, the Kremlin said Sunday.

Mr Putin said last Wednesday that Russian Federation would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying that the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon.

Despite US warnings of punitive sanctions against nations doing military transactions with Moscow, India inked a United States dollars 5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russian Federation during annual summit in New Delhi.

In December 2017, Putin said he hoped to "normalise" relations with Donald Trump but the chances of that evaporated with multiple investigations of Moscow's alleged meddling in U.S. politics.

Washington this year made the bombshell announcement that it was pulling out of a key Cold War-era nuclear weapons agreement - the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.

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He fully deserved to score a hat-trick and I'm happy for him. "The reaction was obviously absolutely brilliant", said Klopp . Salah hands the ball off to Firmino.

Since then, the Kremlin has repeatedly said it is open to dialogue.

The past year has been a tough one for Russia, as the countries that see Russia as a competitor for world dominance exert pressure on Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated during the interview with the Rossiya-1 channel, published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website, TASS reports.

Putin wished Chinese President Xi Jinping good health, happiness and every success, and the Chinese people happiness and prosperity, according to the Kremlin's press service.

Addressing President Erdogan, Putin underlined the "promising direction" of relations between Moscow and Ankara after the completion of the offshore phase of the TurkStream gas pipeline underneath the Black Sea and the start of work on Turkey's first nuclear power station, which is being built by Russian Federation.

Russian Federation and the U.S. have never seen eye-to-eye on several issues.

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