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Putin mulling re-election bid in 2018

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported Sunday."Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again.

Op-Ed: Russian military commander brags of role in Ukraine

Moscow - A Russian mercenary soldier long suspected of involvement in the Ukrainian rebellion now boasts of his role in an interview.

Russia-West tensions soar as Putin quits G20 summit

Moscow - Vladimir Putin's early exit from a G20 summit in Australia after an icy reception from world leaders may further stoke Russia-West tensions and lead to renewed fighting in Ukraine, analysts said.

Putin to leave G20 summit early: Russian delegate 

Moscow - Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday, a Russian source said as the strongman faces intense pressure from the West over Ukraine.

G20 Summit turning into war of words as leaders attack Putin

The G20 Summit is underway in Australia and a meeting intended to focus on the economy is turning into a battleground as nations line up to take a shot at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The subject of the Ukraine is threatening to derail the meeting.

Op-Ed: Close encounters of the Cold War kind

Moscow - NATO has confirmed Russian tanks have crossed into the eastern Ukraine as Moscow declares it is sending its bombers to Western borders as it did during the Cold War.

Op-Ed: Good news, bad news for unemployed hacks

Stalingrad - A job market lean as buffalo burgers is expanding, if you don’t mind getting paid in Russian money. Foreign currency is in short supply. And also there is the propaganda thing.

Op-Ed: Saudis and U.S. crushing Putin’s energy-based economy

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin can send as many tanks as he wants into Ukraine but unless he pulls a Napoleon, and loads them up with papal gold, he will be watching his economy collapse because of an oil glut.

Putin spokesman tells press to 'shut trap' on cancer rumours

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Wednesday ridiculed US media reports that the Russian strongman may be suffering from cancer, saying he was fine and that journalists should "shut their trap".

Europe gas supply faces 'major transit risks': Putin

Belgrade - Europe faces "major transit risks" to gas supplies coming from Russia this winter unless Ukraine resolves a gas dispute with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday.

Australia PM vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday vowed to "shirtfront", or confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine.

Op-Ed: Malaysian air disaster more of nightmare than thought

Amsterdam - The destruction of the Malaysian Airliner Boeing 777 allegedly shot down by a Russian missile crew has become even more of a horror story than thought.

Praise and damnation as Putin marks 'Herculean' birthday

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his 62nd birthday roaming the Siberian wilderness on Tuesday, as supporters compared his takeover of Crimea to a Herculean labour and 100,000 marched in Chechnya in his honour.

Op-Ed: Russia to join fight against ISIS

New York - Russia has decided to join the fight against terrorist ISIS in Iraq. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Iraqi officials and announced the offer.

Op-Ed: Putin replaces ISIS and Ebola as public enemy No. 1

Moscow - Even as there were growing signs of peace in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the war path as far afield as the Bering Straits and Sweden/Finland.

Op-Ed: NATO will not allow another Crimea stealth caper

Moscow - NATO is warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that his “hybrid war” strategy has become transparent, and will result in intervention if he seeks to pull off another Crimean caper.

Op-Ed: New sanctions against Russia going ahead despite cease-fire

Brussels - The European Union decided on Friday to impose tough new sanctions on Moscow, which could cripple development of new Russian energy sources, despite a shaky cease-fire in the Ukraine.

Op-Ed: Tide turns against Putin in Black Sea

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to prevent Ukraine from edging too close to the West is having the opposite effect.

Op-Ed: Russian government threatens more self-inflicted wounds

Moscow - The Russian government has begun using the latest fashionable military terms to describe how it will react to more sanctions. Bottom line: it is threatening more self-inflicted damage.

Op-Ed: Reports Ukraine cease-fire near collapse

Moscow - Multiple report of fighting in the Ukraine suggested a cease-fire dictated under Moscow’s terms appeared near collapse. Shelling was reported by both sides.

Op-Ed: West hits Russia with major new sanctions

Kiev - France announced it was suspending the sale of two warships worth $1.6 billion to Russia and Australia said it would stop the sale of uranium to Moscow.

Putin hopes for deal to resolve Ukraine crisis on Friday

Moscow - 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.

Op-Ed: Putin’s mouth gets him in trouble again

Moscow - Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin has a stranglehold on the nation’s media, his ill tempered remarks have made him the laughing stock of the world, or worse.

Op-Ed: NATO challenges Putin’s threats

Warsaw - On the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, NATO has announced it is developing a force to counter the other nation that stabbed Warsaw in the back.

Op-Ed: Sanctions threat won't stop bully Putin

Moscow - 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.

Defiant Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine: analysts

Moscow - 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.

Ukrainian ambassador to Canada asks country to help fight Russia

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.'

Op-Ed: Russian little green men caught in Ukraine

Donets - President Vladimir Putin has been caught lying again, just as he is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Ten of Putin’s paratroopers were captured inside Ukraine.

Op-Ed: Putin uses army to manipulate oil prices

Mariupol - Making him among perhaps the most cynical, if short-sighted, world leaders in history, Russia’s president is attacking and then withdrawing from Ukraine to drive oil prices up.

Op-Ed: Hitler outpolled Putin

Moscow - Much has been reported recently about Russian President Vladimir Putin doing better in polls than President Barack Obama. But Hitler did far better.
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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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President Putin pictured with former economic adviser Andrey Illarionov in 2000. Illarionov has said in a recent interview that the West should wake up to Putin's expansionist ambitions reaching well beyond Crimea.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in May, 2014
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South African President Jacob Zuma with President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the end of the BRICS Leaders Meeting on the margins of the G20 Summit held in Russia
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Vladimir Putin
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Interesting facial expressions during a meeting in 2012
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Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, in a reflective mood.
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Anti-government protesters whose tents were burning, throw missiles during clashes with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 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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Khodorkovsky with then President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 20 December 2002
Khodorkovsky with then President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 20 December 2002
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Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia
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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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Vladimir Putin
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A current event at the East of Ukraine has become the most serious international conflict since the start of XXI century and it will affect world tendencies and mutual relationships between European countries. Russian aspiration for domination all over the region by providing “hybrid” war against Ukraine compelled the whole world to recollect the notorious experience of Czechoslovakia, which was occupied by the USSR. So-called reforms and political changes in Czechoslovakia called “Prague
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:  We are not violating any international agreements
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: "We are not violating any international agreements"
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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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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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President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009
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Vladimir Putin meets with BRICS members 2013
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