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President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012

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Vladimir Putin: President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician who has served as the President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

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Russian boxers appear to flout mandatory coronavirus isolation rules [Video]

Russian boxers appear to flout mandatory coronavirus isolation rules

Several members of Russia's national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation rules imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, social media..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published
Coronavirus: Putin calls for sanctions on essential goods to be lifted at G20 summit [Video]

Coronavirus: Putin calls for sanctions on essential goods to be lifted at G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for fellow G20 countries to come together and lift sanctions on essential goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published
AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official [Video]

AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official

Russian Boxing Federation President Umar Kremlev says that the amateur sport's governing body, the AIBA, which was suspended from arranging qualification for the Olympics, will be in a position to have..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:55Published
Putin could remain in power until 2036 [Video]

Putin could remain in power until 2036

Russia's Constitutional Court has ruled that it was legal to change the country's constitution in a way that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
Putin Attempts To Continue His Presidency In Russia [Video]

Putin Attempts To Continue His Presidency In Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin formally asked the country’s constitutional court if it’s legal to amend the constitution. Right now, there is a constitutional ban on him running again in 2024...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Putin considering law change to keep power [Video]

Putin considering law change to keep power

Russia's ruling party says it would back an amendment to the constitution that would allow Vladimir Putin to stay on as president until at least 2036, if he decided to pursue such a motion. Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:57Published
Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims [Video]

Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims

The families of those killed when Malaysia Airline Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held Ukrainian territory place empty white chairs in front of Russia's embassy in The Hague, on the eve of a murder..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published
Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24 [Video]

Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 05:15Published
Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire [Video]

Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire

Putin said that Russia and Turkey had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria after violence escalated this past week.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:45Published
Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting [Video]

Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting

Truce in Syria's last rebel stronghold to begin at midnight, presidents say, after lengthy meeting in Russian capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:19Published
War in Syria: Erdogan meets Putin to discuss battle for Idlib province [Video]

War in Syria: Erdogan meets Putin to discuss battle for Idlib province

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:00Published
U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle [Video]

U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle

The United States is willing to give NATO ally Turkey ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance in northwestern Syria where Ankara is in a deepening standoff with Russia, the U.S. special..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
Putin proposes ban of same-sex marriage [Video]

Putin proposes ban of same-sex marriage

The measure would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:27Published
Opposition urges 'Russia without Putin' in rally to remember murdered politician Boris Nemtsov [Video]

Opposition urges 'Russia without Putin' in rally to remember murdered politician Boris Nemtsov

He was gunned down and killed five years ago this week. On Saturday, a rally was held to remember Boris NemtsovView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Erdogan Asked Putin To Step Aside With Syria [Video]

Erdogan Asked Putin To Step Aside With Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to stand aside in Syria. According to Reuters, he wants Russia to let Turkey fight Syrian government forces alone. The Syrian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed [Video]

Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed

Erdogan, Putin 'voice concern' over Idlib as Turkey says 33 of its troops were killed in Syrian government attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting [Video]

Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting

The Kremlin said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week to discuss the fighting in the northwest of Syria, despite statements by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published
On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells [Video]

On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells

Russia's president, 20 years since he came to power, is still a lucrative business for some.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign' [Video]

Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that the idea that Russia wants him to win re-election was "another misinformation campaign" launched by Democrats. This report produced by Chris..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:02Published
Russia's 'Big Brother' facial recognition system goes on trial [Video]

Russia's 'Big Brother' facial recognition system goes on trial

Activists take legal action against plans for one of the world's largest facial recognition systems, fearing it will be used to target critics of President Vladimir Putin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published
Putin receives new UK, U.S. ambassadors [Video]

Putin receives new UK, U.S. ambassadors

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed on Wednesday ambassadors from 23 different countries to the Kremlin, including newly-appointed ambassadors of U.S. and UK.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

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Poll finds Russians split over allowing Putin to extend rule

Russia is sharply divided over a constitutional change that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036, an opinion poll published on Friday has found.
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Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin's administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia.
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Putin says Russia can beat virus in two-three months as flights halted, shops to shut

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Russia would defeat coronavirus in 2-3 months if it imposed tough measures, as authorities suspended international flights, ordered most shops in the..
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Putin, Macron discuss repatriation of citizens amid coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the global coronavirus outbreak, agreeing to coordinate the issue of returning citizens to their home countries,..
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Russian aid to Italy leaves EU exposed

Russia's military planeloads of aid to Italy to combat the spread of coronavirus have exposed the European Union's failure to provide swift help to a member in crisis and handed President Vladimir..
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Putin says Russia can defeat coronavirus in less than three months

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia could defeat coronavirus in less than three months if it imposed tough measures quickly as authorities suspended all regular and charter flights to and..
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Putin announces paid leave for all Russians next week due to COVID-19

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Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Wednesday that all Russians would receive paid leave next week as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All necessary institutions and..
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PM Modi, Russian President Putin exchange views on situation surrounding coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. The two leaders discussed the global situation in the context of Covid-19 pandemic.
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Putin, citing coronavirus, postpones vote on changes that could extend his rule

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he was postponing a nationwide vote on constitutional changes that would allow him to extend his rule due to the worsening situation with coronavirus.
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Coronavirus delays Russian vote on Putin staying in power

Russia's President Putin postpones vote on constitution change allowing him to stay in power.
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Coronavirus cases in Russia reach 658 after biggest daily rise: government

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Russia reached 658 on Wednesday, a day after the mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin that the real scale of the problem in the Russian capital far..
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman to chair G20 video talks on coronavirus Thursday

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman will chair an emergency virtual summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday to discuss a global response to the coronavirus pandemic. World leaders,..
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Moscow's coronavirus outbreak much worse than it looks, Putin ally says

The mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital far exceeded the official figures, as Putin donned a protective suit and..
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Coronavirus: Moscow says outbreak in Russia 'much worse' than it seems

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President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and respirator on Tuesday during a visit to a hospital treating coronavirus patients and the mayor of Moscow said the outbreak in the Russian capital was..
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Putin dons hazmat suit as Moscow says coronavirus outbreak is worse than it looks

President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and respirator on Tuesday during a visit to a hospital treating coronavirus patients and the mayor of Moscow said the outbreak in the Russian capital was..
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Putin to take part in extraordinary G20 summit to discuss coronavirus: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a summit of Group of 20 economies to discuss the coronavirus crisis by video link on Thursday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Some Twitter Users Really Think Putin Released Hundreds of Lions in Russian Streets to Make People Stay Home

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Some people believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin has released hundreds of lions into the streets of Russia as a way to keep people in their homes and stop them from making the coronavirus..
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Russian army to send coronavirus help to Italy after Putin phone call

The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday to help it to battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin, Russia's Defense Ministry said..
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Coronavirus: No Russia lockdown as Putin puts on show of calm

Russia's president intends to defy the spread of coronavirus and push ahead with a national vote.
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Kremlin Says Putin Does Not Need a Coronavirus Test as He Has No Symptoms

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been tested for the new coronavirus and does not need to undergo such a test because he... ......
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President Vladimir Putin's relative launches political party - Kommersant

president vladimir putin's relative launches political party - kommersant
MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of President Vladimir Putin's relatives has launched a political party and said he wants to contest parliamentary elections next year, the Kommersant daily reported on Friday...
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Xi Jinping and Putin strengthen economic cooperation on fighting Covid-19

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BEIJING - Russia highly appreciates and is pleased with China's efforts, Putin said, adding that China has set a good example for the international community by lending a helping hand to other..
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Russia's Putin, China's Xi discuss coronavirus, agree medical cooperation: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the coronavirus by phone on Thursday and agreed to deepen cooperation on developing pharmaceuticals, the Kremlin said.
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First coronavirus death reported in Russia, which plans to quarantine all new arrivals

Moscow city authorities on Thursday reported Russia's first coronavirus-related death, a 79-year-old woman in Moscow with underlying health issues, as President Vladimir Putin said authorities fighting..
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Putin is being protected from coronavirus around the clock, says Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is being protected from coronavirus around the clock, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, saying all Kremlin staff involved in his events schedule were undergoing mandatory..
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Putin Sets April 22 for Vote on Term-Limit Amendments

putin sets april 22 for vote on term-limit amendments
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Putin says coronavirus is 'under control' in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says the coronavirus outbreak in his country is “under control” as the China-generated pathogen continues to take a heavy toll across the world. “We were able to..
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Russia's Putin orders April vote on constitutional changes despite coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments, which would allow him to run again for president, on April 22, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, despite the..
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Journalists traveling with Putin ordered to undergo mandatory coronavirus testing

Journalists traveling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on an official trip this week must undergo mandatory coronavirus testing to prove they do not have the disease, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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West African Leaders Are Rolling Back Democratic Gains

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Is it the end of the honeymoon for Russia and Turkey?

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Although six hours of talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow a couple of weeks ago have resulted in a ceasefire and averted a full-scale war between Turkey and..
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Russian court backs Putin presidential 'reset' plan

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Moscow (AFP) - Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday approved a package of amendments including a "reset" of President Vladimir Putin's previous terms, giving him the possibility to rule into 2036...
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Russian court backs move to let Putin stay in power despite outcry from some

Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled it was legal to change the country's constitution in a way that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036, less than a week after..
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Top court rules that Putin move to amend constitution to run again for president is legal

Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled that President Vladimir Putin's proposed changes to the constitution that could allow him to remain in power until 2036 were in line with Russian law.
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Putin names Moscow mayor to run new working group to fight coronavirus: agencies

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered the creation of a special working group within the State Council to fight the spread of the coronavirus, RIA news agency reported.
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Putin approves law that could keep him in power until 2036

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law for constitutional changes that could keep him in power for another 16 years, a step that must still be approved in a nationwide vote ......
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First woman in space brought down to earth by anger over bid to prolong Putin rule

Valentina Tereshkova was hailed as a hero when she became the first woman in space in 1963.
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Britain backs Putin idea of five-way summit of world powers - UK embassy

Britain said on Friday it supported Russian President Vladimir Putin's idea to hold a summit between the leaders of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss international peace and..
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Kremlin, worried by coronavirus, tells journalists who cover Putin to stay away if they feel unwell

The Kremlin on Friday told journalists who cover President Vladimir Putin to stay away from official events if they felt unwell as a precautionary measure to protect Kremlin staff from the coronavirus.
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Every Russian regional parliament backs changes allowing Putin to extend rule - RIA

All of Russia's 85 regional parliaments have voted in favor of constitutional amendments that would allow Vladimir Putin to run again for president again in 2024, the RIA news agency cited senior..
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Global turmoil prompted Putin to change mind over running again

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Vladimir Putin changed his mind and backed a plan to allow him to run for two more presidential terms because of the current turbulent period in the world, his spokesman said, in the Kremlin's first..
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Russian lawmakers told to rally behind Putin's move to extend rule

Russia's parliamentary head told lawmakers on Thursday to rally behind Vladimir Putin against what he said was a foreign campaign to discredit constitutional reforms that could allow the president to..
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Russia to disinfect parliament chamber after lawmaker broke quarantine to hear Putin

Russia is disinfecting its parliament chamber after a lawmaker ignored coronavirus quarantine to attend assembly sessions, including one where President Vladimir Putin gave a speech.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement, saying both men agreed with satisfaction that tensions in Syria's..
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Sixteen more years? Russian parliament backs move to keep Putin in power

Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russia's parliament on Wednesday, raising the prospect he could clock up over three..
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Russians Have Right to Feel 'Cheated' by Move to Allow Putin Stay in Power Until 2036, Says Constitution Author

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A political scientist who helped draft Russia's current constitution has said that the Russian people have the right to feel "cheated" by lawmakers supporting amendments to the document which pave the..
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