Putin has not been on a bilateral visit to a European Union state since June last year.
Putin blamed the EU for the South Stream pipeline's failure but some suspect Russia's economy is responsible
Russian President Vladimir Putin's cancellation of the pipeline running gas from Russia to the EU has hampered Russian influence but at what cost?
Ukraine signaled it may hold off from paying Russia's billion-dollar gas invoice.
Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine.
The Russian President condemns "aggressive nationalism" and "chauvinism" in Europe, as Latvia responds "look in the mirror"
Furious at sanctions from the West, Russia is preparing to hold the EU hostage over fuel, as winter draws near
Despite the cut-off to Ukraine, Russian gas has been flowing normally across Ukraine to Europe, which receives about half its gas via this route