The monument was erected as a symbol of gratitude for a loan from the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund.
A drop in Putin's popularity comes at a time when Russian dissatisfaction in state polls is gradually building.
Putin had time to share his favorite "joke" about Donald Trump.
"We will do everything so that our Christian, orthodox values are fortified against these sorts of threats."
While the president's personal approval is only a few points from its record peak, most Russians disapprove of the prime minister, the government and parliament.
At least three journalists have accused lawmaker Leonid Slutsky of harassing them, but the parliament threw out the case in one sitting.
Moscow continues to deny it tried to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election or any other foreign votes.
Perhaps all that shirtless horse riding wasn't such a good idea after all.
Kremlin premonition or just punters looking for a good deal? Russians wonder who has bought Putin campaign domains until 2048.
If Putin wins and serves all six years, he will be Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin.
Neither of Putin's two daughters have appeared with him since they were children, stirring ongoing mystery around what they look like and what they do now.
A new survey showed what Russians thought about Putin's greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses.
The Russian leader wants the newly-established force to protect his regional allies too.
More and more young people have been joining Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny on street marches.
The Kremlin is looking to place a female candidate on the ballot, according to reports.
With less than six months until Russia's presidential election, journalists thought they might have tricked Putin's spokesman into a straightforward answer.
After mass youth protests in the past year, Russia's leader will school the country's pupils on the country's future, according to multiple Kremlin sources.
A former president, Moscow's mayor and Putin's onetime bodyguard top the list to succeed the current leader.
A Russian think tank tasked with devising the Kremlin's next strategy says Moscow's standoff must end soon.