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Putin prolongs virus work shutdown as cases spike

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday the extension of a non-working period in Russia to slow the spread of the coronavirus until April 30 as cases spike.

Putin working remotely after meeting infected doctor: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian leader Vladimir Putin has decided to handle his duties remotely, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the head of the country's main coronavirus hospital tested positive following a meeting with the president.

Putin delays reforms vote, holds back on tough virus measures

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin postponed a vote on constitutional reforms and urged Russians to stay home to contain the coronavirus on Wednesday, but did not impose the kind of strong measures taken in other countries.

Putin reveals plan to use body double

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday revealed there was a secret plan to use a double to make public appearances for him, while insisting he vetoed it -- and that he is the real Putin.

On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells

Sanktpeterburg - Under the onion domes of its Orthodox churches or in front of its imperial facades, one face peers out at tourists strolling past the rows of Saint Petersburg's souvenir stalls.

Kremlin starts temperature checks at Putin events over virus fears

Moscow - The Kremlin said Thursday it has begun checking the body temperature of officials and reporters attending events involving President Vladimir Putin due to coronavirus fears.

He shoots, he scores! Putin's hockey passion shapes Russian elite

Moscow - When Vladimir Putin unveiled his new government this week, several top officials had something in common with the Russian president: a love of lacing up and hitting the ice for a hockey game.

Putin says 'transition' crucial after political shake-up

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan, as speculation swirls over his future after he unleashed a political upheaval this week.

What is Putin up to with surprise political shake-up?

Moscow - With the shock replacement of his government and plans for a constitutional overhaul, President Vladimir Putin has set in motion sweeping changes to Russia's political order.But what is the longtime Russian leader really up to?

Putin picks little-known tax chief for prime minister

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed the little-known head of Russia's tax service Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister, the Kremlin said.

Putin proposes referendum on boosting parliament's powers

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a referendum on a package of reforms to Russia's constitution that would strengthen the role of parliament.

Putin takes first train across Crimea bridge

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Monday stood in the driver's cabin of a train for the official opening of a railway bridge that links annexed Crimea to southern Russia.

Bowing out in 2024? Cryptic Putin comment reignites speculation

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin may have dropped a major hint on Thursday about not running again in 2024, with a cryptic remark that the wording in the constitution on presidential mandates should be amended, observers said.

Russia 'shouldn't touch' Lenin's body in mausoleum: Putin

Moscow - The body of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin should stay in its mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow, so long as Russians retain personal memories of the Soviet period, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Putin vs Zelensky: two very different presidents face off

Moscow - When Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky meet on Monday it will be an encounter between two very different presidents -- one an establishment strongman with years of experience, the other a neophyte rebel learning the ropes.

Putin attacks 'strange' European plans to reduce gas usage

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday rubbished European calls to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, saying that such ideas could lead to humans living in caves again.

Putin calls for Russian alternative to Wikipedia

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for the creation of a more "reliable" national version of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

Putin removes critical voices from his rights council

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has removed several opposition figures from his human rights council, a decree published Monday showed, with critics saying the move robs the advisory body of its legitimacy.

Putin removes critical voices from his rights council

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has removed several opposition figures from his human rights council, a decree published Monday showed, with critics saying the move robs the advisory body of its legitimacy.

Putin rebukes officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave a dressing down to space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.

Putin upbraids officials over space delays

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dressed down space officials on a visit to Russia's long-delayed and corruption-tainted cosmodrome in the Far East.

Putin's 20-year stint upstaged by long-serving leaders

Paris - Vladimir Putin has held power for 20 years but he is still well behind the record terms of Cuba's late Fidel Castro and North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung.

From reformer to hardliner: Putin's 20 years on the global stage

Moscow - Twenty years ago on Friday, Russian president Boris Yeltsin appointed his fourth prime minister in less than 18 months: Vladimir Putin, then a relatively unknown security services chief with scant experience of politics.

Trump, Putin discuss Russian wildfires: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump spoke on Wednesday with Russia's President Vladimir Putin about wildfires in Siberia and trade, the White House said.Trump "expressed concern over the vast wildfires afflicting Siberia.

At G20, Putin leads attack on western liberalism

Osaka - Russian President Vladimir Putin has used a global summit founded on liberal ideas to attack them in a demonstration of Moscow's apparent confidence amid international discord.

May to Putin: Stop 'destabilising' UK, allies

Osaka - British Prime Minister Theresa May told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that normal relations will not be restored until Moscow ends its "irresponsible and destabilising" activity, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

Putin oversees release of whales from 'jail' during phone-in

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual marathon phone-in on Thursday claimed kudos for the release of whales held in cramped pens and intended for commercial aquariums.

Putin promises brighter future as marathon phone-in takes gloomy turn

Moscow - Russians turned to President Vladimir Putin with fears over squeezed incomes and civil liberties during a four-hour annual phone-in Thursday, but the longtime leader insisted a brighter future was ahead.

Putin says acting talent may not help Ukraine's new leader

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Ukraine's new leader Volodymyr Zelensky may be a talented actor but his former television role as a fictional president does not automatically give him the skills to be a real one.

Putin extols 'hockey diplomacy', falls on ice

Moscow - Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin praised "hockey diplomacy" as he scored nine goals in a game with his allies and Russian stars but fell on his face after the match.
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There is, of course speculation.
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Vladimir Putin's third inauguration as President in 2012.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin making a point.
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