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Playlist for Putin
Some suggestions for Russia's peerless leader if he wants to answer Obama.
Nobody Trusts Putin, Except Russia and Vietnam: Study
Barack Obama is generally viewed more positively across the globe than Vladimir Putin, according to a new Pew study.
Khodorkovsky: Putin Will Step Down in 2019
In a newspaper interview, the Russian dissident says he believes "Putin's era" is coming to an end.
Why the Greek Deal Is Bad News for Putin
Russia’s expansionist ambitions rely upon a divided Europe squabbling over money.
Russian Navy Practices Anti-Submarine Combat in Baltic and Arctic
The navy held two drills on consecutive days in the latest show of force by Putin.
Killed in Action in Ukraine: Putin’s Secret Funerals
Russian troops were ordered to take identifying features off their uniforms and equipment and cross into Ukraine.
Fears of New Offensive as Putin ‘Ramps up Pressure’ on Ukraine
U.S. and Ukrainian official have both reported that both Russian troops and weaponry are gathering on the border.
Putin Rewrites History in Bid to Reassert Control Over Russia's Oldest City
The city of Derbent has a turbulent history and an increasingly active Islamist element.
Stories From Inside the Putin Propaganda Machine
This employee was paid $700 a month to write pro-Kremlin comments.
The Myth of Russia’s Energy Strength
Putin’s oil and gas industry is in bad shape—and getting worse.
Putin to Visit Iran Soon, Says Tehran
According to a Russian parliamentary advisor, the trip could take place as soon as next month.
Why Putin Isn’t on ‘Forbes’ Billionaires List
Could be because list doesn’t include “dictators who derive their fortunes entirely as a result of their position of power.”
After Nemtsov’s Murder, the Russian Opposition Seeks a Way Forward
Facing an uncertain future, Russia’s opposition leaders mourn the ‘irreplaceable guy with brass balls’.
Nemtsov's Last Hours
The Russian opposition figure ate dinner near the Kremlin and was walking home with his girlfriend when he was killed.
Russia and NATO: The War Games Gap
Putin signals his expansionist intentions with large-scale military exercises. Why no saber-rattling from the West?
Putin Announces Plans to Sell More Guns to Africa, Asia and Latin America
The Russian leader has boasted his country will sell “regardless” of own politics
Opposition Leader Navalny Calls For ‘Anti-Crisis’ Protests in Moscow
The outspoken Putin-critic’s appeal to end his house arrest was refused earlier today.
Russian Troops Stationed Near Finnish Border as Putin Begins Move on Arctic
The base will bring 3,000 Russian soldiers within 50km of the Finnish border.
Putin Set to Meet With Ukrainian Counterpart and EU Leaders In New Year
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko confirmed the meeting at a press conference on Monday
Putin Orders Snap Military Drills on NATO Border
Over 9,000 servicemen were involved in the drills
More Than 50% of Russians Want Another Decade of Putin
A new poll has revealed that the president's popularity are on the up
Putin Promises Continued Support for Palestinian Statehood
The Russian president sent a letter to president Mahamoud Abbas on Saturday
Ukraine to Close State Offices in Rebel-Held East
A presidential decree said all state companies, institutions and organizations should end their work within a week.
No Sign of Breakthrough as Russia and Ukraine Leaders Meet in Milan
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko met a number of EU leaders on Friday, but there was little sign of progress in ceasefire negotiations
Putin Issues 'Nuclear Powers' Warning Over Sanctions
The Russian president has condemned US-backed sanctions on his country, warning about the threat of a fall-out between nuclear powers
Serbia to Salute Putin but Eyes Future With Europe
The Russian president will be the guest of honour at a WW2 military parade, but Serbia is wary of turning its back on the EU
Putin Warns of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine and Europe Ahead of WW2 Memorial
The Russian President condemns "aggressive nationalism" and "chauvinism" in Europe, as Latvia responds "look in the mirror"
42 Football Fans Arrested After Anti-Putin Song Breaks Out in Belarus-Ukraine Match
Fans from both sides chanted the popular song berating the Russian president, which has inspired internet memes and a phone ringtone
NATO Sees Significant Pullback of Russian Troops From Ukraine
Some Russian troops are still in Ukraine while many remain stationed near the border, NATO said
Putin Looks to Asia as EU Tightens Sanctions
In response to sanctions from Europe, the Russian president called for increased co-operation with China and former Soviet republics in Central Asia