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Vladimir Putin

Born: October 7, 1952 (age 64) in Saint Petersburg

Vladimir Putin


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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012.

Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

During his last term as Prime Minister, he was also the Chairman of United Russia, the ruling party.

For 16 years Putin was an officer in the KGB, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before he retired to enter politics in his native Saint Petersburg in 1991.

He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration where he rose quickly, becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned.

Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election, despite widespread accusations of vote-rigging, and was reelected in 2004.

Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008.

Dmitry Medvedev won the 2008 presidential election and appointed Putin as Prime Minister, beginning a period of so-called "tandemocracy".

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Russian Bill Is Copy-And-Paste Of Germany’s Hate Speech Law

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned a Russian bill that would force social networks to remove “unlawful” content within 24 hours of notification. It is based very closely on a law that..
Eurasia Review

Hungary's Orban: EU And "Soros Mafia Network" Are Seeking To "Muslimize Europe"

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The war of words between Hungary's outspoken prime minister Viktor Orban and liberal billionaire George Soros escalated to previously unseen levels on Saturday, when the Hungarian PM said that European..
Zero Hedge

Videos for Vladimir Putin

News video: Trump, Russia Have Talked Secretly For A While

Trump, Russia Have Talked Secretly For A While 00:29

The White House acknowledged this week that President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 dinner for an hour. The meeting went undisclosed for weeks until it came out in..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Toying with Russia

Toying with Russia

The Russian media warns that fidget spinners are a symbol of government opposition, and President Trump holds a secret meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.
Source: CLiP -

News video: Russian Foreign Minister downplays Trump-Putin meetings

Russian Foreign Minister downplays Trump-Putin meetings 01:25

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has joked about the hype over President Trump’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggesting there may have been several inconsequential meetings..
Source: euronews (in English) -

News video: 'Corporate media show only what they want from Panama Leak'

'Corporate media show only what they want from Panama Leak' 06:19

The world’s media has been pointing at one person following a massive documents leak from a Panama law firm. But that person, President Vladimir Putin, wasn’t even mentioned in the data leak...
Source: RT News Channel -

News video: Exxon Sues Treasury Department Over Russia Sanction Fines

Exxon Sues Treasury Department Over Russia Sanction Fines 01:19

The U.S. Treasury Department says Exxon Mobil violated U.S. sanctions against Russia in 2014, but the company disputes that.
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Vladimir Putin says he may seek re-election as President of Russia in 2018

Russian President says he might seek second term but will not amend constitution to allow him to serve indefinitely

Vladimir Putin questions need for online subterfuge

The Russian president asked why people feel the need to hide behind pseudonyms online.

Russian Foreign Minister downplays Trump-Putin meetings

Sergey Lavrov has downplayed the hype over President Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He says there may have been several other meetings between the two men at the G-20 summit.

‘He should go join Mr. Snowden in Moscow’: Ex-Bush ethics lawyer tells Trump to move before pardoning himself

President George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer, Richard Painter, didn’t pull any punches on MSNBC’s “11th Hour with Brian Williams” Friday. He suggested that President Donald Trump simply move in..
Raw Story

Putin Says He Might Stay President for Life

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he might choose to stay in office for life, The Hill reported.

Are the news media a bigger threat than Putin’s Russia?

To be indifferent to every claim of truth or fact is the ultimate assertion of power. That’s how Vladimir Putin operates in Russia. That’s how Donald Trump operates here.
Seattle Times

Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

The FSB, successor to the Soviet-era KGB service, was headed by Vladimir Putin before he became Russian president.
Zee News Also reported by •DNA

Exxon Mobil Is Suing The US Treasury Department

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Watch VideoExxon Mobil is firing back at the Treasury Department after it gave the company a hefty fine. On Thursday, the U.S. Treasury Department fined Exxon $2 million for its "reckless..

Vladimir Putin: 'I may not leave Russian presidency'

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A question-and-answer session at a Sochi school was designed to make Putin seem youth-friendly after youth demonstrations...

Commentary: How Putin sparked a Western military renaissance

(Reuters) - This month’s G20 meeting in Hamburg showed Western countries still struggling for a strategy to stop suspected Russian meddling in their politics and hacking their elections. Behind the..
Reuters India

Russia: Vladimir Putin says yet to decide whether to run for president again

Speaking during a question-and-answer session with school children, Putin, said he hadn't decided yet
DNA Also reported by •Reuters IndiaReuters

Putin's Q&A with kids: Live normal life, respect other people, admire Tchaikovsky

President Vladimir Putin conducted a Q&A conference with children at Sirius educational centre, which he established in Sochi in 2015. More than 900 schoolchildren from 66 regions of Russia took part..

Sen. Coons: Trump 'Playing Checkers' Against Russia's Game of Chess

President Donald Trump is "playing checkers" with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, while are using all the tools Russia has used to "play chess" with the United..

Sergei Lavrov: Maybe Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had more 'secret' meetings


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