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ExxonMobil ignores sanctions to drill in Arctic with Russia

ExxonMobil and Rosneft, Russia's state-owned oil company commenced drilling operations on Saturday in the Kara Sea with a video conference call from Russian President Vladimir Putin from his residence in Sochi on the Black Sea.

Op-Ed: Cornering Putin may not be comfortable, but it is necessary

The crisis between Ukraine and Russia continues to unfold, and everyone wonders what is the best tactic to contain Russia and its aggressive leader, President Vladimir Putin. Should the West go on the diplomatic and sanction offensive, or play friendly?

Putin's approval rating at 87% while Obama's is 46%

Moscow - In spite of the fact that Russian president Vladimir Putin has taken actions that have resulted in sanctions against Russia that will have negative effects on the economy his approval rating has actually gone up and is now at 87 percent.

U.S. markets rally with eased tension along Russia/Ukraine border

Washington, D. C. - The tensions along the Russia/Ukraine border have eased, reported the Interfax news agency reported today. Russia's Defense Minister said military exercises had been completed. The news sent the U.S. markets higher with Dow up 185.66 points to 16,553.93.

Op-Ed: Russian retaliatory sanctions change the global game

Moscow - Russian sanctions have redefined a local issue into a global issue. The Ukraine crisis has created an evolving conflict of a different kind. Russia’s retaliation to sanctions could be the beginning of a new global dichotomy of unpredictable dimensions.

Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

Ukrainian crisis: 423 dead, heading for humanitarian crisis — UN

New York - A UN official estimates that since the crisis in Ukraine began more than two months ago, 423 people have lost their lives in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Russia rejects bill to end 'all sex propaganda to minors'

The State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, has rejected a bill that would have banned the promotion of "all" sexual material aimed at minors.

Op-Ed: Putin applauds Ukraine's Poroshenko's stress on dialogue

Kiev - Putin stressed that the Ukraine should begin internal dialogue and claimed that Russia is not a party to the conflict. However, Russia obviously has supported the separatists in the eastern Ukraine.

Absent Putin still looms large over Brussels G7 summit

Brussels - Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations meeting at a summit in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, are expected to put further pressure on Russia to act over the Ukrainian crisis.

Putin on Obama: Who is he to judge?

Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a laughing crowd that if President Barack Obama wanted to judge him, he should get a job as a courtroom lawyer.

Op-Ed: Putin banned from 'Mighty Taco'

Buffalo - Serious actions have been taken against Russian President Vladimir Putin. No one truly knows what prompted this response.

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.

Steven Seagal calls Vladimir Putin's move on Crimea 'reasonable'

Action movie star Steven Seagal weighed in this week on Vladimir Putin and Russia's invasion of Crimea, calling the move reasonable and adding that he himself would consider applying for Russian citizenship someday.

Op-Ed: Putin butt plug? No thanks, keep that asshole away from mine! Special

Orlando - Whilst recently railing against Vladimir Putin's military aggression against Ukraine, some anonymous Russophile messaged me a photo of a 3D-printed Putin butt plug, with the accompanying advice to "shove it up my ass."

Pope, Putin, Snowden among this year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Oslo - Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are among a record 278 people nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Op-Ed: Stop Putin now or face the consequences

London - The current Putin's provocations are just his way to show we are entering in a new Cold War time and that he's Russia's new Tsar. Unless we act now, his dream of Great Russia could mean big trouble for Europe, again.

Sarah Palin saw Russia's invasion of Ukraine from Alaska in '08

Sarah Palin's greatest perceived weakness is now being hailed by some conservatives as a strength after a 2008 campaign video of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate predicting Russia's invasion of Ukraine resurfaced.

U.S. warns Russia against military action in Ukraine

Amid ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering massive military exercises Wednesday, the Obama Administration warns Russia against any military intervention that would violate Ukrainian sovereignty.

Human Rights Watch exposes Russian's anti-gay vigilantes (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch has directed its spotlight on the violent gangs of the Russian Federation, who have been carrying out violent vigilante attacks on gay men and women.

Elton John denounces Russia's anti-gay laws on his website

Superstar pop singer Elton John has struck out at Russia's anti-gay laws. On his website Wednesday the openly gay singer called the laws "vicious homophobia" that have "given extremists the cover to abuse people’s basic human rights.”

Putin declares Sochi Winter Olympics as gay-friendly venue

Sochi - Homosexuals are welcome in Russia, says Russian President Vladimir Putin, less than a month before the start of Sochi Winter Olympics.

American journalist rejects Russia's claims for visa denial

An American journalist who was denied a visa to report from Russia rejects Moscow's claims of violating Russian visa-entry rules.

Second suicide bomb in Volgograd kills 14 but Putin stays silent

Volgograd - A second suicide bomber has struck in the Russian city of Volgograd killing at least 14 people Monday. AP reports from Moscow that the blast tore through an electric bus during the morning rush hour.

Op-Ed: Putin pardons critic and jailed billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Moscow - The Great Helmsman, Supreme Leader, and now Great Santa Claus granted amnesty for jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, and the entire 30 member crew of a Greenpeace protest ship, and pardoned jailed businessman Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Russia: Kerimov's failed comeback

Moscow - Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group has reportedly reached an agreement with Suleyman Kerimov and his partners to buy their 33 percent stake in the Russian potash producer Uralkali.

Op-Ed: How much is Russia going to spend on a gold medal?

Sochi - With three months remaining until the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics, allegations of abuse, rampant corruption and embezzlement are being leveled by opposition leaders against Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.

Op-Ed: Forget Forbes, Putin is far from the world's most powerful person

Bratislava - Russian President Vladimir Putin ousted President Obama at the top of Forbes' 2013 list of the "World's Most Powerful People". Putin's true situation, however, is much more fragile.

Op-Ed: Putin world’s most powerful person — Forbes

Sydney - Vladimir Putin can’t be called a popularity seeker, but Forbes rates him as the most powerful man in the world, followed by Barack Obama and Xi Jingping. Pope Francis came in fourth, followed by Angela Merkel and Bill Gates.

Putin critic Kosenko sentenced to detention in psychiatric ward

Moscow - A Russian court has ordered a critic of President Vladimir Putin imprisoned in a psychiatric ward, prompting critics to accuse authorities of regressing into practices common during the Soviet era.
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Vladimir Putin at World Economic Forum meeting
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Putin taking the presidential oath at his 3rd inauguration ceremony, 7 May 2012.
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File photo: Vladimire Putin and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of th...
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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Vladimir Putin meeting with Iran s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in October 2007.
Vladimir Putin meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in October 2007.
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Gennady Gudkov
Gennady Gudkov
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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Handshake. Assad and Putin
Assad and Putin
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Pope Francis meets Russia s President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican  Novem...
Pope Francis meets Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican, November 25, 2013
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in 2012.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in 2012.
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President Vladimir Putin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin receives FIFA World Cup hosts status at an official ceremony.
Russian President Vladimir Putin receives FIFA World Cup hosts status at an official ceremony.
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Beware of Images: “Welcome to Putin's Russia”
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Pope Francis meets Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican, November 25, 2013
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Brazil hands over World Cup hosts status to Russia. FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter (centre) with Russian Pr...
Brazil hands over World Cup hosts status to Russia. FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter (centre) with Russian President Vladimir Putin (right).
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Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia  Bra...
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014
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A group of journalism students at Moscow State University (MGU) have replied to a calendar dedicated...
A group of journalism students at Moscow State University (MGU) have replied to a calendar dedicated by their classmates to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on his birthday.
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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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