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[OPINION] From Russia with love

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia

PH pivot to Russia advances with port visit, submarine talks

Aug 10, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippine Navy may have its first submarine by 2023 – if the timeline of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana pushes through

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 24, 2017 prior to his return to the Philippines. President Duterte opted to skip his scheduled engagements and cut his official visit to the Russian Federation short as he decided to fly back to the Philippines after declaring a state of Martial Law in Mindanao due to the terror crisis in Marawi City. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte congratulates Putin for landslide reelection

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'President Duterte extends the warmest congratulations of the Filipino people to President Vladimir Putin on his reelection'

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte greets Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Vinpearl Da Nang Resort and Villas in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. Malacañang file photo

PH, Russia sign 8 agreements, including extradition treaty

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also witness the signing of a business deal between the Philippines' Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc and Russia's Vi Holding LLC

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Russia to give Philippines 5,000 Kalashnikov rifles

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Russia will also give the Philippines 20 big army trucks to help in the Southeast Asian country's fight against terrorism

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte does his signature pose with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Ano, and troopers from the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment during the groundbreaking ceremony of Scout Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan on October 11, 2017. Malacanang photo

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May 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Goverment troops prepare to assault members of the Maute group in Marawi City on May 25, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Russia ready to help in Duterte's drug war

May 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that Moscow is willing to help Manila fight drugs and terrorism

Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to convey the message of gratitude from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Minister's office in Moscow, Russia on May 25, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Putin expresses condolences over Marawi attack

May 24, 2017 - 6:10 AM

UPDATED In a last minute bilateral meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin tells President Duterte he understands why he must return to Manila early

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte at the Kremlin in Moscow late on May 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAXIM SHEMETOV

Why Duterte's pivot to 'new friends' benefits Russia too

May 23, 2017 - 7:35 PM

What does Russia stand to gain from rolling out the red carpet for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his delegation?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the Russian Guards of Honor before singing the Philippine National Anthem upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2016. Joining the President is Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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May 23, 2017 - 3:49 PM

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Duterte arrives in Russia for official visit

May 23, 2017 - 4:38 AM

UPDATED Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives with his official delegation and contingent of businessmen for a 4 day visit to Russia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov as he is accorded military honors upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2016. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte off to Moscow to mark 'new chapter' in PH-Russia ties

May 22, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy President Rodrigo Duterte says as he leaves for a 4 day official visit to Russia

RUSSIA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his pre-departure statement before an official visit to Russia on May 22, 2017. Screenshot from PTV

Duterte to receive honorary degree from Russian institute

May 22, 2017 - 9:46 AM

A month after declining an honorary doctorate degree from the University of the Philippines UP Duterte is expected to accept one from Russia s elite school for diplomats

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PH, Russia to sign defense deal during Duterte visit

May 19, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Another expected outcome of President Rodrigo Duterte s official visit to Russia is the establishment of a Philippine defense office in Moscow and a Russian defense office in Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss matters prior to their bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit in Lima, Peru on November 19. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./ Presidential Photo

Russian guided missile cruiser arrives in Manila

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:26 AM

The Russian Navy makes its second goodwill visit to the Philippines this year

PORT CALL. Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag makes a port call in Manila on April 20, 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Philippines: Russia ties widen 'borders of support'

Jan 07, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Na break po yung ating mentality na ang ating source of security comes only from one particular country Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

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Jan 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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Russia warns 'traditional' PH partners: Don't interfere

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

I think it s time to get rid of outdated leashes It s time to get rid of prejudices says Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev

SIGN OF FRIENDSHIP. Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev (seated, 1st from left) holds a news conference aboard the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs on January 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UK envoy: Russia spawned conflicts PH still paying price for

Nov 24, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The Philippines cannot cherrypick the positive attributes of a country and ignore the rest British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad says

'BE OBJECTIVE.' British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad says the Philippines 'cannot cherrypick the positive attributes of a country and ignore the rest.' Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Duterte on Putin: We've become fast friends

Nov 21, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Mukhang parang magkakilala na kami nang matagal says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte about his new friend Russian President Vladimir Putin

MEETING HIS HERO. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte can't help but smile upon meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Lima, Peru. Photo from SAP Christopher Go

Putin invites Duterte to visit Russia

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Cabinet officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin lauded Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his firm moves during their much anticipated bilateral meeting

TWO PRESIDENTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting in the presence of their ministers. Malacañang Press Pool photo