President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Kiev held positions on resolving the crisis in Ukraine that were "very close", and that he hoped a final deal could be struck during talks scheduled for Friday.
Russian President Vladmir Putin has a long history of instability, starting when he was an undersized thug on the streets of Leningrad to when he was denied a promotion in the KGB because his behavior was seen as too risky.
No one doubts he is a bully.
Russian strongman Vladimir Putin first used "Novorossiya" -- the loaded Tsarist-era name for what is now southern and eastern Ukraine -- just after annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March, sparking outrage in Kiev.
Ukraine's ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, asked Canada and her allies on Thursday to help his country fight Russia, even including troops as a part of the aid. Mr. Prystaiko made the remarks to the Canadian newspaper, 'The Ottawa Citizen.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin is making the same grave mistake his Soviet predecessors did. He is using the country’s oil exports to finance his bid to restore his country to greatness it never had.
Today, most will be too young to know the famous Abbott and Costello routine about baseball and “who” is on first, but most will understand that it is no longer clear which of the NATO allies spied on each other first.
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Although some conspiracy theorists probably believe that the networks planned it this way, a TNT show that has both Vladimir Putin and Ebola in it called “The Last Ship” has become so popular it has been renewed for a new season.
Explaining recent incursions by Russian nuclear-armed bombers into sensitive US airspace, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan has argued that the U.S. is preparing for a first nuclear strike on Russia and perhaps China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin brings to mind a drunken college fraternity, always ready for the next road trip to get revenge.
It seemed like what the world should expect from a shirtless tiger.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered his government to draft a response to "unacceptable" Western sanctions over Moscow's perceived backing of pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine's volatile east.
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009
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A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013
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Khodorkovsky with then President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 20 December 2002
Vladimir Putin discussing with Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006.
Anti-government protesters whose tents were burning, throw missiles during clashes with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 2014