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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.

Putin says ready to 'fully restore' ties with Ukraine

Vladivostok - President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia was ready to restore full relations with Kiev, after a political novice won the Ukraine presidential election. "We want and we are ready to fully restore relations with Ukraine.

Kyrgyzstan charges two anti-Putin protesters with hate crime

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan has charged two people with inciting inter-ethnic hatred after they protested a visit to the Central Asian country by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the couple's lawyer said Thursday.

Putin promises Russians better living conditions 'within this year'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin promised Russians rapid improvements in their living conditions as he kicked off his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday."We cannot wait, the situation must change for the better now," Putin said.

Russia touts hypersonic missile speed

Moscow - Russia touted Thursday a new hypersonic missile said to hit speeds of more than 30,000 kilometres per hour, amid heightened tension with the US over arms control.

Key quotes from Putin's 2018 marathon presser

Moscow - Vladimir Putin took over 60 questions from a hall of journalists Thursday, speaking on everything from rap to pensions to the prospect of taking over the world.

Gasps, gags and cabbage: a look back at Putin's annual Q&As

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday holds his 14th end-of-year press conference since he came to power at the turn of the century.

Putin says West trying to 'hold back' powerful Russia

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the West was trying to hold back an increasingly powerful Russia, during an end-of-year press conference that took aim at sanctions and "made-up" spy scandals.

Putin defends jailing of 77-year-old activist

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended the jailing of an elderly rights activist over calls to protest, stressing he wants to prevent events like France's "yellow vest" revolt.

Putin says had good conversation with Trump in Paris: media

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.

Putin says had good conversation with Trump in Paris: Russian media

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.

Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the citizens of many former Soviet Republics regretted the collapse of the USSR, which he described as a "great state".

Putin says Nurmagomedov doesn't deserve harsh punishment

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin met mixed martial arts champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Wednesday, saying that he did not deserve harsh punishment for a recent post-fight brawl.

Three Russians detained for Putin birthday protest

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court sentenced three men to up to 15 days detention Monday over a protest in Saint Petersburg where activists carried a banner wishing "many years of jail" to President Vladimir Putin on his birthday this weekend.

Russian trust in Putin plunges to 39 percent

Moscow - Trust in President Vladimir Putin has plunged to 39 percent among ordinary Russians, according to an opinion poll published Monday amid popular discontent over pension reforms.

Putin tells Netanyahu he rejects Israeli version of Syria plane downing

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he disagreed with the Israeli version of events concerning the downing of a Russian plane over Syria last week, the Kremlin said.

Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time.

UK accuses Russia of 'lies' after Putin's Skripal poisoning denial

London - Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of "obfuscation and lies" after President Vladimir Putin denied that the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent were military intelligence officers.

Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are 'civilians'

Vladivostok - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent are not criminals and have been identified as civilians.

Austria FM defends Putin wedding invitation

Vienna - Austria's foreign minister defended on Monday the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, denying she had been used by him after photos of the two dancing fueled questions about her neutrality.

Putin defends 'private' trip to Austrian FM's wedding

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday defended his appearance at the Austrian foreign minister's wedding after his dance with the bride caused a furore.

Putin attends Austrian foreign minster's wedding

Vienna - Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality.
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Anti-government protesters walk past a burning tent encampment during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Ukranian riot police take cover behind their shields during clashes with anti-government protesters near Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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An anti-government protester prepares to throw a petrol bomb during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Putin Greets Obama at G20 summit in St Petersburg
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Interesting facial expressions during a meeting in 2012
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Vladimir Putin at World Economic Forum meeting
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in May, 2014
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People surround 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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President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009
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Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin making a point.
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A historic picture of Putin opening a natural gas pipeline. Fitting for the current world events.
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Sanctions are sanctions  but 18th St.-Petersburg international economic forum will take place in all...
Sanctions are sanctions, but 18th St.-Petersburg international economic forum will take place in all political weather. Moreover, president Putin will arrive at the Forum, for whom the action will become the Rubicon for presentation of Russia on international scene. Despite the threats of USA and Europe to apply once again a new package of rigid economic sanctions, which in their opinion should strike Russian economy and both large and medium business, Russia and Putin pay little attention...
Russian Davos. Putin's attempt to stop economic collapse
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On 29 April the US administration announced an initiation of the third round of economic sanctions against Russia. It’s anticipated they hit the major sectors of Russian economy after the most influential Russian top-managers and business owners have been banned from doing business in the U.S. It is also expected that the EU will join its Western ally in punishing Russia for building up a fire of the civil confrontation in Ukraine
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