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Vladimir Putin

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 and former KGB officer who has served as 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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Thousands protest in Russia's far east [Video]

Thousands protest in Russia's far east

Thousands of people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row, protesting at President Vladimir Putin's handling of a local political crisis...

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Putin backs Russia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid - federation [Video]

Putin backs Russia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid - federation

Russia is preparing an application to host the 2027 World Cup and President Vladimir Putin is backing the bid.

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Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine [Video]

Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine

Years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists may finally be coming to an end, as a ceasefire backed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskiy enters into..

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Russian navy to get hypersonic nuclear weapons: Putin [Video]

Russian navy to get hypersonic nuclear weapons: Putin

The combination of speed and altitude of hypersonic missiles makes them difficult to track and intercept.

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Vladimir Putin leads Navy Day celebrations in Saint Petersburg [Video]

Vladimir Putin leads Navy Day celebrations in Saint Petersburg

Over 40 warships took part in the naval parade along the Neva River in St Petersburg.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published
Putin reveals plan to expand Russia's navy with 40 new vessels [Video]

Putin reveals plan to expand Russia's navy with 40 new vessels

Putin reveals plan to expand Russia's navy with 40 new vessels

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Putin says Navy to get hypersonic nuclear weapons [Video]

Putin says Navy to get hypersonic nuclear weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the defense ministry said were in their final..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published
Russian mine leak: Investigation after acid spill images go viral [Video]

Russian mine leak: Investigation after acid spill images go viral

Last month, President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency over a massive oil spill in the Arctic circle in May.

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Russian Navy's first all-female crew on patrol [Video]

Russian Navy's first all-female crew on patrol

In a first for the Russian Navy, an all-female navy crew carried out patrols on the Black Sea on Friday in preparation for Russia's Navy Day celebrations later this month. Olivia Chan reports.

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Thousands join weekend of anti-government protests in eastern Russia [Video]

Thousands join weekend of anti-government protests in eastern Russia

Locals called for Vladimir Putin to step down as they demonstrated against the arrest of the Khabarovsk region's governor Sergei FurgalView on euronews

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"Down with the Tsar!" Rare anti-Putin protests erupt over arrest of 'popular' regional governor [Video]

"Down with the Tsar!" Rare anti-Putin protests erupt over arrest of 'popular' regional governor

"Down with the Tsar!" Rare anti-Putin protests erupt over arrest of 'popular' regional governor

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Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin now able to extend his rule until 2036 [Video]

Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin now able to extend his rule until 2036

Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin now able to extend his rule until 2036

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Putin granted right to extend rule until 2036 [Video]

Putin granted right to extend rule until 2036

Russians have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for a package of constitutional changes which will also boost pensions, initial results show. Joe..

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Russia vote that may extend Putin rule till 2036 enters final day [Video]

Russia vote that may extend Putin rule till 2036 enters final day

Week-long balloting on constitutional amendments to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule among other changes.

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Polls open in vote that could extend Putin's rule [Video]

Polls open in vote that could extend Putin's rule

Russians head to polling stations to vote on constitutional changes that could allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036 [Video]

Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036

Polls open in seven-day vote on constitutional reforms that would allow Russia's leader to seek re-election twice more.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Russia's Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade [Video]

Russia's Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade

The world owes the Soviet Union a debt of gratitude for its contribution to Nazi Germany's defeat, Russian leader says.

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Russia Holds Victory Day Military Parade [Video]

Russia Holds Victory Day Military Parade

Germany. The traditional Victory Day Parade was originally due to be held on May 9, but was postponed for more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. The celebrations went ahead despite..

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Putin watches WW2 parade before vote to extend his rule [Video]

Putin watches WW2 parade before vote to extend his rule

President Vladimir Putin spoke at a spectacular Red Square military parade on the eve of a nationwide vote that could extend his rule until 2036.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published
Who Will Replace Putin [Video]

Who Will Replace Putin

Sputnik/Alexey Nikolskiy/Kremlin via REUTERS Business Insider On paper, Vladimir Putin would be replaced by Mikhail Mishustin as president of Russia if Putin dies or leaves office. But Mishustin is an..

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Putin uses disinfection tunnels to screen guests [Video]

Putin uses disinfection tunnels to screen guests

Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the coronavirus by special disinfection tunnels that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow or meeting him in the Kremlin must pass through, his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

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Sergei Furgal protests: Putin picks new governor after murder allegation

Governor Sergei Furgal of Khabarovsk has been replaced, after his arrest sparked mass demonstrations.
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Russia reforms: Early results suggest Putin victory in reform vote

Voters appear to have backed changes that would enable the Russian leader to serve two more terms.
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Russia's Putin appeals to patriotism as key vote reaches climax

Russians have one more day to decide on key reforms, but opponents say the vote is a farce.
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Russians vote on Putin's reforms to constitution

The changes would enable the Russian leader to serve two more terms and stay in power until 2036.
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Russian parade defies pandemic as Putin stages power bid

Moscow has moved swiftly out of lockdown and many ask if the president is more worried by a national vote.
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Russia WW2 parade goes ahead despite coronavirus fears

President Vladimir Putin said the parade could go ahead as coronavirus had retreated in the country.
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Russian war veterans quarantined before watching parade with Putin, says Kremlin

Russian war veterans due to join President Vladimir Putin to review a June 24 military parade on Red Square are being quarantined at health resorts beforehand to protect their own health and that of..
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God and money: Putin offers sweeteners to ease path to prolonging power

When Russians vote this month on whether to allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially stay in power until 2036, they will decide on a bundle of measures from economic sweeteners to political..
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Russia's Putin protected from coronavirus by disinfection tunnels

Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the coronavirus by special disinfection tunnels that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow or meeting him in the Kremlin must pass through, his..
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Russia inaugurates cathedral without mosaics of Putin, Stalin

Russia inaugurated on Sunday a huge new cathedral dedicated to its armed forces that had caused controversy over initial plans to decorate its interior with mosaics depicting Russian President Vladimir..
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Putin says Russia's handling of coronavirus is superior to U.S.

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia was emerging from the novel coronavirus epidemic with minimal losses, having handled it better than the United States where he said party political..
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Putin says Russia will be able to counter hypersonic weapons

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Russia was developing the means to counter other countries' hypersonic weapons, local news agencies reported.
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Putin makes first public appearance in weeks of lockdown in Russia

Russia's president marks a holiday by promoting a reform that could keep him in office until 2036.
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Putin appeals to Russians' core values as vote on extending term looms

President Vladimir Putin appealed to what he termed Russians' core values on Friday, the country's national day, as he sought to rally support for a vote on constitutional reforms that could..
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Citing virus, some Russian election officials shun vote to extend Putin rule

Hundreds of Russian polling station officials, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus, say they won't help organise a nationwide vote on reforms that could extend President Vladimir Putin's rule..
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Putin's foes divided over Russian vote that could extend his rule

President Vladimir Putin's opponents agree a nationwide vote next month that could extend his rule is a sham, but are split over whether to campaign for a "No" vote or call for a boycott.
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Putin and Merkel discuss Syria, Libya, Ukraine in phone call: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Syria's humanitarian aid needs in a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Upcoming vote could extend Putin's rule. Some Russians might not know that.

Russians preparing to vote on constitutional amendments on July 1 could be forgiven for not knowing they could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to rule for another 12 years once his current..
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Putin chides Nornickel, orders law change after Arctic fuel spill

Russian President Vladimir Putin chided the billionaire boss of Norilsk Nickel on Friday over a huge Arctic fuel spill and ordered changes to the law to try to prevent such a disaster from happening..
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Shaman critical of Putin loses bid to end enforced psychiatric treatment

A Russian court on Friday rejected a challenge by a Siberian shaman critical of President Vladimir Putin who says he has been illegally incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital, his lawyer said.
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Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.
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Coronavirus in Russia: 'I don't trust Putin any more'

In Russia, coronavirus ahs seen the long-time president's approval rating fall to an all-time low.
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Putin backs state of emergency in Arctic region over fuel spill in river

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a state of emergency in the Arctic city of Norilsk on Wednesday after a huge leak of fuel into a river and upbraided a senior official on television over what..
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Trump says it's 'common sense' to include Russia in G7

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "common sense" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to rejoin the Group of Seven, saying it would be much easier to solve various issues if..
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Trump says inviting Russia to G7 is 'common sense': Fox News Radio

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "common sense" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Group of Seven, saying it would be much easier to solve various issues if Putin was..
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Kremlin defends holding July vote that could extend Putin's rule despite coronavirus

The Kremlin defended on Wednesday plans to hold a nationwide vote next month on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his long rule, saying the coronavirus epidemic..
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Putin declines British invitation to take part in coronavirus summit: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to take part in an online summit on a possible coronavirus vaccine being organised by the British government this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov..
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Russian strategic document names strike weapons deployed in space as key military threat: RIA

President Vladimir Putin approved a strategic document on Tuesday naming the creation and deployment of anti-missile and strike weapons in space as one of the main military threats to Russia, the RIA..
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G7 leaders reject Russia's return after Trump summit invite

The UK and Canada oppose Russia's readmission, as Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to a summit.
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Coronavirus: Is Putin's relaxing of restrictions for political gain?

Russia's coronavirus infection rate is one of the highest but tight restrictions are beginning to be lifted.
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Putin and Trump discussed G7 summit, oil markets in call: Kremlin

U.S. President Donald Trump told President Vladimir Putin in a phone call about his idea of holding an expanded Group of Seven summit later this year with a possible invitation for Russia, the Kremlin..
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Russia to vote on July 1 on reforms that could extend Putin's rule

Russia will hold a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms on July 1, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, setting the stage for a delayed ballot that could extend his rule until 2036.
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Putin says vote on changes to allow him to extend his rule will take place on July 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could extend his rule in the Kremlin would be held on July 1, after the April 22 vote was postponed due..
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UK ready to use veto to block Russia's readmission to G7 after Trump said he wanted to invite Putin

The UK will oppose any proposal to readmit Russia to the G7, Downing Street has said, after US President Donald Trump floated an expansion of the group of major international powers.
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Kremlin says Putin 'supports dialogue' after Trump's proposed G7 invite

The Kremlin said on Monday it needed to see more details before responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to invite Russia to attend a Group of Seven nations summit, but that President..
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Exclusive: White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators for New York and New Jersey

When U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it..
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Russia to hold talks with Syria about obtaining more facilities, maritime access: Ifax

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's defence and foreign ministries to hold talks with Syria for Moscow to obtain additional facilities and maritime access in Syria, the Interfax news agency..
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Coronavirus: Chechen leader Kadyrov 'healthy' after Covid scare

Ramzan Kadyrov, a key ally of President Putin, did not deny having been to hospital in Moscow.
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Putin says worst case coronavirus scenario in Moscow averted as lockdown unwinds

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow, the epicentre of Russia's coronavirus outbreak, had succeeded in preventing what he called the worst-case scenario as the city looked to easing..
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Putin gets invitation from UK's Johnson on coronavirus vaccine summit: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has received an invitation from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take part in a summit on the coronavirus vaccine, but no decision has been made yet on..
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Putin sets new date for Red Square military parade postponed over coronavirus

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday set a new date for a grand Red Square military parade he had been forced to postpone over the novel coronavirus despite Russia still reporting thousands of new..
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Putin says Victory Day parade postponed over coronavirus will now happen on June 24

Russia will hold its Second World War Victory Day military parade that was postponed over the new coronavirus on June 24, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
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Putin back in Kremlin, Russia looks to ease lockdown in some regions

President Vladimir Putin made a rare lockdown appearance in the Kremlin on Monday after officials said improvements in the coronavirus situation may allow Russia to re-open some tourist resorts soon..
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Electronic voting in some Russian regions on extending Putin's term: election chief

Remote electronic voting on constitutional changes that could greatly extend Russian President Vladimir Putin's rule will be used in three or four regions but not rolled out nationwide, the Central..
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Putin urges more testing as Russia's coronavirus death toll climbs

President Vladimir Putin told officials on Friday to ramp up testing for the new coronavirus, but said Russia's outbreak was stabilising even as the death toll rose by a record one-day amount.
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Russian prosecutors intervene after some virus bonuses to medics go awry

Prosecutors in Russia said on Monday that they had intervened to force hospitals to pay out coronavirus bonus payments promised by President Vladimir Putin to medics, after some staff said they had not..
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Putin says coronavirus situation in southern Russia's Dagestan is difficult

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the coronavirus situation in Russia's southern region of Dagestan was particularly difficult and that the mainly Muslim region's healthcare system was under..
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Coronavirus: Is Putin rushing Russia out of lockdown?

The Russian president has declared a six-week lockdown over but the infection rate is still very high.
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Putin says fourth minister had coronavirus after cases pass 250,000

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's education minister had caught the new coronavirus, making him at least the sixth senior official to be swept up in the pandemic that has officially..
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