It should be no surprise that Russian President Vladimir Putin opposed a film showing the assassination of a dictator. At one point the Islamic State and Chechen rebels threatened to kill him.
President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday that Russia would soon recover from the worst financial crisis of his rule and said his grip on power was firm, even as new Western sanctions and a run on the ruble pile on the pressure.
Perhaps it’s a good thing that Russia’s government is calling off New Year’s Eve parties. They probably would fizzle. Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine adventures have led to the price of condoms and hookers rising.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday said his support for traditional family values does not mean gays and lesbians will be persecuted, despite what many describe as a crackdown on homosexuals in Russia.
With prominent Russians falling from a Moscow skyscraper and drowning in an OPEC country it may or may not be just a coincidence, but it appeared to indicate that President Vladimir Putin’s economy is dangerously threatened by a growing glut of oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014
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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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Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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Staff image of Putin in Su-27
Staff image of Putin in Su-27
A masked protester is seen in front of thick smoke from burning vehicles during clashes with police in Kiev February 18, 2014
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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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013
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Vladimir Putin discussing with Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006.
Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 2014