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Russian politician, President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012

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Vladimir Putin: Russian politician, 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 2000 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

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Russia's Putin agrees to hold nationwide vote on constitutional changes on April 22: Ifax

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday agreed to hold a nationwide vote to allow Russians to have their say on a raft of changes to the country's constitution on April 22, the Interfax news agency..
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Turkey's Erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way Syria summit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that there was not yet full agreement on holding a proposed March 5 summit with Russia, France and Germany on the conflict in Syria's Idlib, but he may..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Vladimir Putin

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..

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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.

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Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces [Video]Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed [Video]Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Russia frees U.S.-Israeli woman from jail after Putin pardon [Video]Russia frees U.S.-Israeli woman from jail after Putin pardon

Russia on Thursday freed a U.S.-Israeli woman who was jailed on drug charges after President Vladimir Putin granted her a pardon, the RIA news agency cited the Federal Prison Service as saying. Ciara..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

‘Leave history research to historians, not politicians': Israeli President in Auschwitz [Video]‘Leave history research to historians, not politicians': Israeli President in Auschwitz

The presidents of Israel and Poland call for the end of historical revisionism on Holocasut memorial day, after Vladimir Putin's latest comments regarding World War II. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan [Video]'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his long-awaited peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians within days. Trump's history of upending diplomatic norms in the region means that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Russian constitution: Parliament backs Putin's reforms [Video]Russian constitution: Parliament backs Putin's reforms

First reading debate over President Putin's radical transition of Russia's power structures lasts less than two hours.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

Russia's Duma unanimously approves Putin's constitution shake-up [Video]Russia's Duma unanimously approves Putin's constitution shake-up

First reading debate over President Putin's radical transition of Russia's power structures lasts less than two hours.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence [Video]The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence

Britain's Prince Charles failure to shake hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial centre in Jerusalem on Thursday raised..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Putin: "The memory of the Holocaust will only become a lesson and a warning if its comprehensive" [Video]Putin: "The memory of the Holocaust will only become a lesson and a warning if its comprehensive"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 00:54Published

Remembering the Holocaust: Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks [Video]Remembering the Holocaust: Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 09:25Published

Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending [Video]Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending

Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday. In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms. Long-time ally..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

How Putin's shake-up could keep him in power past 2024 [Video]How Putin's shake-up could keep him in power past 2024

Russia's ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile. But why was he picked?..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic [Video]Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic

Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:57Published

Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock government resignation [Video]Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock government resignation

Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock government resignation

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:18Published

Is Putin attempting to carve out a 'father of the nation' role? [Video]Is Putin attempting to carve out a 'father of the nation' role?

After he proposed sweeping constitutional reform, analysts say Russian president is seeking to extend his hold on power.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Watch: Archive footage released of George W Bush and Vladimir Putin dancing [Video]Watch: Archive footage released of George W Bush and Vladimir Putin dancing

The Kremlin put it out to mark Russia president Vladimir Putin's 20th year in power.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:52Published

Russian government dissolved - Prime Minister Medvedev [Video]Russian government dissolved - Prime Minister Medvedev

The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

 

Nemtsov: Prague denies renaming square to troll Moscow

Politicians in Prague vote to rename a square by the Russian Embassy to honour a slain Putin critic.
BBC News - Published

Erdogan says to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he will meet Russian, German and French counterparts on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib region, where a recent push by government..
Reuters - Published

Putin, Erdogan agree by phone to intensify talks on Syria: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan had agreed in a phone call to intensify talks on Syria's Idlib region to reduce tensions and implement a..
Reuters - Published

France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis

The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan tells Russia's Putin it's necessary to control Syrian government in Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the necessity to control Syrian government forces and halt a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region during a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin,..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says will decide his Idlib stance after call with Putin

President Tayyip Erdogan said he will speak by phone with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday evening and, based on those talks, will determine Turkey's stance on the military conflict in northwest..
Reuters - Published

Merkel, Macron urge Putin to end conflict in Syria's Idlib

The leaders of Germany and France called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to express their concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria's Idlib region, urging an end to the conflict..
Reuters - Published

Putin sacks prominent Kremlin ideologue, Ukraine hardliner

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday dismissed a veteran, once close adviser who until recently managed Moscow's relations with war-torn Ukraine.
Reuters - Published

Vladislav Surkov: Russia's Putin dismisses secretive adviser

Vladimir Putin has dismissed one of his closest advisers, Vladislav Surkov.
BBC News - Published

Russian artist unveils Putin 'superhero' paintings in Istanbul

A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences..
Reuters - Published

Leaders of Ukraine, Russia discuss release of prisoners

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone about the release of Ukrainian citizens detained in Russia, eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Zelenskiy's office..
Reuters - Published

'There will be dad and mum': Putin rules out Russia legalizing gay marriage

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalize gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin.
Reuters - Published

Polish PM seeks visit to Russia for plane crash and Katyn anniversaries

Poland's prime minister said he wants to visit Russia to commemorate the victims of a World War Two massacre and 2010 plane crash, amid heightened tensions with Moscow after recent comments by Vladimir..
Reuters - Published

Prankster hangs Putin portrait in Moscow lift

Bashir Dokhov hung the portrait in an apartment block to gauge public opinion on the president.
BBC News - Published

Russia's trust in Putin falls to six-year low despite high approval rating: pollster

The Russian public's trust in President Vladimir Putin fell to its lowest in six years last month, the Levada opinion pollster said on Wednesday, despite the Russian leader's approval rating remaining..
Reuters - Published

Putin and Erdogan discuss conflict in Syria's Idlib province

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating conflict in Syria's Idlib province by phone, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Putin picks new Ukraine negotiator after ties thaw a little

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a senior Ukrainian-born Russian official was now in charge of managing Moscow's relations with Ukraine, a move likely to be seen by some politicians in Kiev as further..
Reuters - Published

Putin to discuss Syria with Turkey's Erdogan amid rising tensions: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, the TASS..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin proposes stripping pharmacy licences for raising anti-virus mask prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed stripping pharmacies of their licences if they raise prices for anti-virus masks amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

Putin, Erdogan agree to improve coordination of actions in Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed to take immediate measures to improve coordination of their countries' actions in Syria, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Joint peace efforts damaged by attack on Turkish army in Syria - Erdogan says

The attack on Turkish military personnel in Syria damages joint peace efforts in the region, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Russia frees U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in drug bust after Putin pardon

Russia freed a U.S.-Israeli woman on Thursday who had been jailed on drugs charges, after President Vladimir Putin granted her a pardon following a high profile lobbying campaign championed by Israeli..
Reuters - Published

Naama Issachar: Putin pardons US-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

Naama Issachar was arrested in Moscow last year and sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Supreme Ruler Putin? Kremlin non-committal on proposed new job description

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin had no view on a proposal that would see his job description change to Supreme Ruler from head of state after a government commission said it..
Reuters - Published

Putin's Russia: Do Russians care what president does next?

Russia's president plans to change things at the top but most Russians have little time for Moscow politics.
BBC News - Published

Putin orders Prosecutor General to review protester's conviction

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Prosecutor General to investigate if a guilty verdict for Moscow protester Konstantin Kotov was lawful, the Kremlin said.
Reuters - Published

Putin appoints former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as adviser

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as his adviser following the resignation of his government last week, a Kremlin decree said.
Reuters - Published

Trump 'made a religious man out of Vladimir Putin,' jokes Schiff

There have been few chuckles during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But a wisecrack on Thursday about Russian President Vladimir Putin produced some laughter, at least..
Reuters - Published

Putin proposes 2020 summit with leaders of Russia, France, China, U.S. and UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday proposed holding a summit between the leaders of Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain in 2020 to discuss global problems.
Reuters - Published

Putin's political shake-up backed by Russian parliament in initial vote

Russia's lower house of parliament unanimously gave its initial backing on Thursday to sweeping constitutional changes proposed by President Vladimir Putin which are widely seen as an attempt to extend..
Reuters - Published

Putin: 'everything will be okay' for U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Israel on Thursday that he had given assurances to the mother of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia, that "everything will be okay"..
Reuters - Published

Russian lawmakers back Putin's sweeping reforms in first vote: Ifax

Russia's lower house of parliament backed sweeping constitutional reform legislation put forward by President Vladimir Putin in a preliminary vote on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Putin says Russia has to be strong presidential republic

Russia must remain a strong presidential republic, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday when asked about a possible transitional period once he steps down in 2024.
Reuters - Published

Putin hoping to secure economic legacy with reshuffle: sources

A Russian government reshuffle that brought in a new first deputy prime minister and a new economy minister is an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to secure his economic legacy, say two sources..
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Russia gets new government in what Putin calls major renewal

President Vladimir Putin approved a new Russian government on Tuesday which he called a break with the past and included a new economy minister and first deputy prime minister, but many senior..
Reuters - Published

Russian defense and foreign ministers keep posts in Putin shake-up: Kremlin

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov kept their posts in a government shake-up unveiled on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
Reuters - Published

Putin names economy advisor as Russia's first deputy PM: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday named Andrei Belousov, his economy advisor since 2013, as Russia's first deputy prime minister, replacing Anton Siluanov who had held the role since May 2018.
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