1. Putin warns foreign powers against crossing Russia’s ‘red lines’  Al Jazeera English
  2. Putin warns of tough Russian action if West crosses 'red line'  BBC News
  3. Putin bemoans countries "picking" on Russia like its a sport in annual speech  Global News
  4. Russia: A Problem, Not a Threat | Opinion  Newsweek
  5. Yes, Russia Is a Threat to the United States | Opinion  Newsweek
  6. View Full coverage on Google News
President’s comments in annual state-of-the-nation address come as tensions with the West plunge to post-Cold War lows.President’s comments in annual state-of-the-nation address come as tensions with the West plunge to post-Cold War lows.

search

Tensions over Ukraine and dissident Alexei Navalny overshadowed President Putin's national address.Tensions over Ukraine and dissident Alexei Navalny overshadowed President Putin's national address.

www.bbc.com

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be "quick and tough."President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be "quick and tough."

www.cbc.ca

www.theglobeandmail.com

The president said his military is constantly being developed as he reminded lawmakers of Russia's formidable weaponry.The president said his military is constantly being developed as he reminded lawmakers of Russia's formidable weaponry.

Putin gives annual state-of-the-nation speech as Russia braces for nationwide Navalny protests | Daily Mail Online

www.newsweek.com

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be 'quick and tough.'President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be 'quick and tough.'

In annual address, Putin warns Russia's foes will be sorry | CTV News

Editor's Note: Tensions between Russia and the US have further escalated recently, with the US imposing new sanctions on Russian officials and entities and the two expelling each other's diplomats. These events happened only a few days after US President Joe Biden had a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and proposed a summit in a third country in the coming months. What do all these ups and downs indicate for bilateral relations? How likely is a summit to take place? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Victor Larin (Larin), academician and principal researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences, over these issues.

US expelling diplomats goes beyond usual decency, let alone norms of diplomacy: Russian scholar - Global Times

www.israelhayom.com

The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations -- a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions.The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations -- a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions.

U.S. ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations | CP24.com

He stressed that lately politically motivated unlawful sanctions and attempts by some countries to dictate their will to others became commonplaceHe stressed that lately politically motivated unlawful sanctions and attempts by some countries to dictate their will to others became commonplace

'Collective West' ignores row over preparations for Lukashenko’s assassination, says Putin - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

'Collective West' ignores row over preparations for Lukashenko’s assassination, says Putin

John Sullivan’s departure will leave both countries’ embassies without their top diplomats at key momentJohn Sullivan’s departure will leave both countries’ embassies without their top diplomats at key moment

US ambassador to leave Moscow as tensions rise | US foreign policy | The Guardian

403 Forbidden

U.N. human rights experts called on Russia on Wednesday to allow jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be medically evacuated and treated abroad, saying they believed his life was at risk.U.N. human rights experts called on Russia on Wednesday to allow jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be medically evacuated and treated abroad, saying they believed his life was at risk.

Navalny's life in 'serious danger', must be treated abroad - U.N. experts | Reuters

www.usnews.com

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Subscribe to read | Financial Times

In his annual State of the Nation speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against provoking his country.In his annual State of the Nation speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against provoking his country.

www.cnbc.com

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia is aiming for herd immunity against the coronavirus by autumn and hailed his country’s development of three vaccines. “Vaccination is now of paramount importance... to allow herd immunity to develop in the fall,” Putin said during his annual state of the nation address, adding that “our scientists have made a realMOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia is aiming for herd immunity against the coronavirus by autumn and hailed his country’s development of three vaccines. “Vaccination is now of

Russia aiming for herd immunity against virus by autumn: Putin | Arab News

(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin warned rival nations not to cross Russia’s “red line” in their actions or face a tough response, while holding out an offer of strategic talks amid spiraling tensions with the West.“Those who stage any provocations that threaten key elements of our security will regret it more than they’ve regretted anything in a long time,” Putin said in his annual state-of-the-nation speech on Wednesday. “Russia’s response will be asymmetric, quick and harsh.”The Russian president didn’t single out any countries for criticism, saying Russia would decide where its red lines lie on a case-by-case basis. Touting Russia’s new nuclear weapons, he renewed an offer for talks with other world powers to increase strategic stability.The ruble gained against the dollar at the end of the speech, which some observers had feared might include major new confrontational foreign-policy moves. President Joe Biden and Putin are discussing a U.S. offer for a summit even after the American leader imposed a raft of new sanctions on Russia including measures targeting sovereign debt last week.With parliamentary elections due in September, Putin devoted most of the address to domestic issues, promising expanded government benefits and more spending on infrastructure to boost flagging living standards.Putin, who said pressure on Russia had become “a new form of sport,” harshly criticized an alleged coup attempt in Belarus involving a plot to kill Kremlin ally President Alexander Lukashenko that Russia says was hatched in consultation with the U.S. Washington denies involvement.“The practice of organizing coups, political assassinations including of top officials, that’s going too far,” Putin said. “They’ve overstepped all the boundaries.”He spoke as a crackdown took place on opposition protests demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. The opposition leader’s failing health has become the latest flashpoint with the West amid U.S. and European alarm at an unprecedented Russian troop build-up on Ukraine’s borders.The Russian leader remains broadly popular and Kremlin efforts to discredit and pressure the opposition have succeeded in blunting Navalny’s appeal, with polls showing nearly half of Russians say he was rightly imprisoned. The 44-year-old Putin critic survived a chemical poisoning last year that he and Western governments blamed on the Kremlin, accusations rejected by Russian officials.The authorities have warned they’ll crush the unsanctioned rallies, the first called by the opposition since Navalny was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in February. Police rounded up key activists in several Russian cities, according to the OVD-Info monitoring group, ahead of the demonstrations that began in the Russian Far East as Putin started his speech at noon in Moscow.Police detained more than 100 people nationwide as of 4 p.m. Moscow time, OVD-Info reported.Navalny’s camp called the protest after warning that he was close to death in prison following three weeks on hunger strike to demand access to outside doctors. On Monday, authorities announced they’d transfered him to a prison hospital. The Kremlin’s human rights ombudsman, Tatiana Moskalkova, said Wednesday that Navalny’s life isn’t at risk and that he’s getting all necessary care including an intravenous drip.More than 465,000 people have pledged anonymously to take part in demonstrations calling for Navalny’s release, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. local time in all of Russia’s 11 time zones.The U.S. and the European Union warned ahead of Putin’s speech that Russia will be held responsible if Navalny dies.Russian prosecutors this month asked a Moscow court to declare Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and his campaign offices to be extremist organizations, which could subject staff and volunteers to criminal prosecution and imprisonment.(Updates with arrests in 11th paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.(Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin warned rival nations not to cross Russia’s “red line” in their actions or face a tough response, while holding out an offer of strategic talks amid spiraling tensions with the West.“Those who stage any provocations that threaten key elements of our security will regret it more than they’ve regretted anything in a long time,” Putin said in his annual state-of-the-nation speech on Wednesday. “Russia’s response will be asymmetric, quick and harsh.”The Russian president didn’t single out any countries for criticism, saying Russia would decide where its red lines lie on a case-by-case basis. Touting Russia’s new nuclear weapons, he renewed an offer for talks with other world powers to increase strategic stability.The ruble gained against the dollar at the end of the speech, which some observers had feared might include major new confrontational foreign-policy moves. President Joe Biden and Putin are discussing a U.S. offer for a summit even after the American leader imposed a raft of new sanctions on Russia including measures targeting sovereign debt last week.With parliamentary elections due in September, Putin devoted most of the address to domestic issues, promising expanded government benefits and more spending on infrastructure to boost flagging living standards.Putin, who said pressure on Russia had become “a new form of sport,” harshly criticized an alleged coup attempt in Belarus involving a plot to kill Kremlin ally President Alexander Lukashenko that Russia says was hatched in consultation with the U.S. Washington denies involvement.“The practice of organizing coups, political assassinations including of top officials, that’s going too far,” Putin said. “They’ve overstepped all the boundaries.”He spoke as a crackdown took place on opposition protests demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. The opposition leader’s failing health has become the latest flashpoint with the West amid U.S. and European alarm at an unprecedented Russian troop build-up on Ukraine’s borders.The Russian leader remains broadly popular and Kremlin efforts to discredit and pressure the opposition have succeeded in blunting Navalny’s appeal, with polls showing nearly half of Russians say he was rightly imprisoned. The 44-year-old Putin critic survived a chemical poisoning last year that he and Western governments blamed on the Kremlin, accusations rejected by Russian officials.The authorities have warned they’ll crush the unsanctioned rallies, the first called by the opposition since Navalny was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in February. Police rounded up key activists in several Russian cities, according to the OVD-Info monitoring group, ahead of the demonstrations that began in the Russian Far East as Putin started his speech at noon in Moscow.Police detained more than 100 people nationwide as of 4 p.m. Moscow time, OVD-Info reported.Navalny’s camp called the protest after warning that he was close to death in prison following three weeks on hunger strike to demand access to outside doctors. On Monday, authorities announced they’d transfered him to a prison hospital. The Kremlin’s human rights ombudsman, Tatiana Moskalkova, said Wednesday that Navalny’s life isn’t at risk and that he’s getting all necessary care including an intravenous drip.More than 465,000 people have pledged anonymously to take part in demonstrations calling for Navalny’s release, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. local time in all of Russia’s 11 time zones.The U.S. and the European Union warned ahead of Putin’s speech that Russia will be held responsible if Navalny dies.Russian prosecutors this month asked a Moscow court to declare Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and his campaign offices to be extremist organizations, which could subject staff and volunteers to criminal prosecution and imprisonment.(Updates with arrests in 11th paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

Putin Warns of Retaliation for Crossing Russia’s Red Line

'I hope that no one will think of crossing the so-called red line in relation to Russia,' says President Putin - Anadolu Agency'I hope that no one will think of crossing the so-called red line in relation to Russia,' says President Putin - Anadolu Agency

Those who provoke Russia will regret it: Putin

The Kremlin critic's deteriorating health has become so bad "it's hard for him to speak and sit up," his lawyer said. Navalny supporters are set to take to the streets on Wednesday to vent their anger over his treatment.The Kremlin critic's deteriorating health has become so bad "it's hard for him to speak and sit up," his lawyer said. Navalny supporters are set to take to the streets on Wednesday to vent their anger over his treatment.

Russia: Doctors denied access to ‘very weak’ Alexei Navalny | World News,The Indian Express

The Kremlin critic's deteriorating health has become so bad "it's hard for him to speak and sit up," his lawyer said. Navalny supporters are set to take to the streets on Wednesday to vent their anger over his treatment.The Kremlin critic's deteriorating health has become so bad "it's hard for him to speak and sit up," his lawyer said. Navalny supporters are set to take to the streets on Wednesday to vent their anger over his treatment.

Russia: Doctors denied access to ‘very weak’ Alexei Navalny | World News,The Indian Express

Putin pointed to reports that Russian and Belarusian security forces thwarted an alleged attempt to assassinate Belarus’ longtime leader.Putin pointed to reports that Russian and Belarusian security forces thwarted an alleged attempt to assassinate Belarus’ longtime leader.

Putin Warns of ‘Swift’ Response to Rivals Crossing ‘Red Line’ - The Moscow Times

Putin warned that organizers of provocations against Russia will regret itPutin warned that organizers of provocations against Russia will regret it

Russia to define red lines in relations with other countries on its own, Putin says - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

Russia to define red lines in relations with other countries on its own, Putin says

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s Gulf tour in March exemplifies the complexity of Russian foreign policy in the region.

Russia in the Middle East: A source of stability or a pot-stirrer? - Atlantic Council

Massive cyberattack planned on Belarus, Putin says - World - TASS

Massive cyberattack planned on Belarus, Putin says

Despite the largest-ever deployment of Russian military on the Ukrainian border, the EU will not impose more sanctions. Its response to the treatment of hunger-striking Putin critic Alexei Navalny: Nothing but appeals.Despite the largest-ever deployment of Russian military on the Ukrainian border, the EU will not impose more sanctions. Its response to the treatment of hunger-striking Putin critic Alexei Navalny: Nothing but appeals.

It′s complicated: EU-Russia relations | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 21.04.2021

Russia announced Wednesday its decision to expel 10 U.S. diplomats, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state of the nation...Russia announced Wednesday its decision to expel 10 U.S. diplomats, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state of the nation...

Russia expels 10 US diplomats hours after Putin's annual address | Daily Sabah

With its relations with Washington at a nadir, Moscow is eyeing a more pragmatic, if adversarial, relationship with the U.S.With its relations with Washington at a nadir, Moscow is eyeing a more pragmatic, if adversarial, relationship with the U.S.

Russia and US relations hit new lows. Will Moscow take change tack? - CSMonitor.com

MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Wednesday not to cross Russia's "red lines", saying Moscow would respond swiftly and harshly to any provocations and those responsible would regret it. At a time of acute crisis in ties with the United States and Europe, with Russian troops massed near Ukraine and opposition leader Alexei Navalny on hunger strike in jail, the Kremlin leader used his state of the nation speech to project a message of Russian strength and defiance in the face of outside threats. "We want good relations...and really don't want to burn bridges," Putin told both houses of parliament.MOSCOW (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Wednesday not to cross Russia's "red lines", saying Moscow would respond swiftly and harshly to any provocations and those responsible would regret it. At a time of acute crisis in ties with the United States and Europe, with Russian troops massed near Ukraine and opposition leader Alexei Navalny on hunger strike in jail, the Kremlin leader used his state of the nation speech to project a message of Russian strength and defiance in the face of outside threats. "We want good relations...and really don't want to burn bridges," Putin told both houses of parliament.

Putin warns West of harsh response if it crosses Russia's 'red lines'

The lawyer said he didn’t know either the reason for her detention or the place where she was takenThe lawyer said he didn’t know either the reason for her detention or the place where she was taken

Police detain Navalny’s press secretary in Moscow, lawyer says - Society & Culture - TASS

Police detain Navalny’s press secretary in Moscow, lawyer says

Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine work | 2021/04/21Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine work

Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine work | Taiwan News | 2021/04/21

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his 17th annual state-of-the-nation address to a joint session of the Russian parliament to issue threats against what he called foreign provocations, vowing amid several widening rifts with the West that Moscow would respond in a harsh and swift way. Russian President Vladimir Putin used his 17th annual state-of-the-nation address to a joint session of the Russian parliament to issue threats against what he called foreign provocations, vowing amid several widening rifts with the West that Moscow would respond in a harsh and swift way.

Amid Heightened Tensions With West, Putin Uses Address To Warn Against Foreign 'Provocations'

MOSCOW – The U.S. ambassador in Moscow said Tuesday he will head home for consultations – a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break after Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. Ambassador John Sullivan said in a statement that he is returning to the United States this week to discuss U.S.-Russian

US Ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations - Medicine Hat NewsMedicine Hat News

“You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two front military,” said one former Trump official.

China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden

The president warned against crossing the 'red line' with RussiaThe president warned against crossing the 'red line' with Russia

Some countries take digs at Russia without a reason — Putin - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

Some countries take digs at Russia without a reason — Putin

If the proposed summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin goes ahead, it will attract the attention of the world’s media and give both men a PR boost. But nothing will fundamentally change.If the proposed summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin goes ahead, it will attract the attention of the world’s media and give both men a PR boost. But nothing will fundamentally change.

Putin & Biden summit will delight media, but it won’t change anything… relations between Russia & US are being slowly dismantled — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

The World's Marco Werman spoke with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about recent events between the United States and Russia.The World's Marco Werman spoke with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about recent events between the United States and Russia.

US and Russian ambassadors are temporarily returning home

Anyone who threatens Russian security "will regret their deeds more than they have regretted anything in a long time," Putin said.Anyone who threatens Russian security "will regret their deeds more than they have regretted anything in a long time," Putin said.

Putin Warns Against Threatening Russia Amid Fears of Ukraine Invasion

Even if the Kremlin ultimately decides against a major war in Ukraine, the next few months are likely to remain tense.Even if the Kremlin ultimately decides against a major war in Ukraine, the next few months are likely to remain tense.

A War in Europe? Why Putin’s Russia Is Escalating in Ukraine | The National Interest

"But if someone mistakes our good intentions for indifference or weakness and intends to burn down or even blow up these bridges, they should know that Russia's response will be asymmetrical, swift and harsh." Russia would determine where its red line lay in each specific case, he said."But if someone mistakes our good intentions for indifference or weakness and intends to burn down or even blow up these bridges, they should know that Russia's response will be asymmetrical, swift and harsh." Russia would determine where its red line lay in each specific case, he said.

economictimes.indiatimes.com

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be...President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be...

Putin says ‘I hope that no one dares to cross the red line in respect to Russia’ in state-of-the-nation speech - MarketWatch

meduza.io

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic detained, more than 50 others arrested at demonstrationsAllies of jailed Kremlin critic detained, more than 50 others arrested at demonstrations

Putin warns West not to cross ‘red lines’ as Navalny protesters arrested

Russian leader uses major speech to hit out at West, amid military buildup on Ukraine border and espionage scandals; top aides to opposition leader Navalny rounded up as he speaksRussian leader uses major speech to hit out at West, amid military buildup on Ukraine border and espionage scandals; top aides to opposition leader Navalny rounded up as he speaks

Putin: Those who 'cross red line' with Russia will meet harsh response | The Times of Israel

Rather than impose constraints on U.S. energy production, Biden can and should ignore the climate fanatics in his party and help push our oil and gas output higher.Rather than impose constraints on U.S. energy production, Biden can and should ignore the climate fanatics in his party and help push our oil and gas output higher.

Here's how Biden can gain the upper hand against Putin | TheHill