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

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‘Nations that aid terror…’: PM Modi’s veiled attack on Pakistan at BRICS summit [Video]

‘Nations that aid terror…’: PM Modi’s veiled attack on Pakistan at BRICS summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on terrorism, Covid-19 among other issues during his virtual speech at 12th BRICS summit. Addressing the summit of five-nation grouping BRICS via videoconferencing,..

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Moldova: Maia Sandu wins vote, beating Russia-backed competitor [Video]

Moldova: Maia Sandu wins vote, beating Russia-backed competitor

Putin-backed Dodon concedes after the presidential election results were published, congratulates Sandu.

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Moldova election: Could pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu oust Putin's pick Igor Dodon on Sunday? [Video]

Moldova election: Could pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu oust Putin's pick Igor Dodon on Sunday?

Sunday's presidential election has been interpreted as a referendum on the direction of Europe's poorest country, with Dodon representing closer links with Russia and Sandu with the EU.View on euronews

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US foreign policy: How will Biden or Trump deal with friends and foes? [Video]

US foreign policy: How will Biden or Trump deal with friends and foes?

It's perhaps over Russia the two men differ most strongly. Trump has seemed reluctant to criticise President Putin at times, even when US intelligence concluded the Kremlin had interfered in the 2016..

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Putin Rejects Trump’s Claims of ‘Corrupt’ Deals Between Hunter Biden and Ukraine [Video]

Putin Rejects Trump’s Claims of ‘Corrupt’ Deals Between Hunter Biden and Ukraine

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out against Donald Trump.

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Pompeo holds talks over Nagorno-Karabakh crisis [Video]

Pompeo holds talks over Nagorno-Karabakh crisis

The foreign minsters of Armenia And Azerbaijan are in Washington to meet with U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo over the ongoing fighting taking place over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Adam..

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Russia 'conducts missile test on Putin's birthday' [Video]

Russia 'conducts missile test on Putin's birthday'

Russia successfully test launched a hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea on Tuesday, a senior Russian commander told Vladimir Putin on the Russian leader's 68th birthday. Joe Davies reports.

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Half of Karabakh population displaced as Putin says 'tragedy' must end [Video]

Half of Karabakh population displaced as Putin says 'tragedy' must end

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Navalny makes first video appearance since coma [Video]

Navalny makes first video appearance since coma

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said he believed Russia's intelligence services had poisoned him with a Novichok nerve agent because authorities saw him as a threat ahead of next year's parliamentary..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:29Published
Macron, Putin and Trump call for immediate Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire [Video]

Macron, Putin and Trump call for immediate Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

French, Russian and US presidents issue a joint statement urging the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to return to the negotiating table

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Putin says Sputnik V vaccine could be produced in India and China


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PM Modi greets Vladimir Putin on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin on his birthday and appreciated the personal role he has played in nurturing the "special and privileged strategic..
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PM Modi, Putin reiterates their strong commitment to further strengthen India-Russia partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephonic conversation on Thursday during which the two leaders reiterated their strong commitment to further strengthen the..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin dials PM Modi, extends greetings on birthday

The Russian President gave his best wishes to PM Modi on his birthday and PM Modi expressed his warm appreciation for the gesture.
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Putin wishes PM Modi on his 70th birthday, lauds his contribution to strengthen Indo-Russia ties

Praising Modi, Putin said his activity as India's head of the government has earned him the well-deserved respect of compatriots and high international prestige. "Under your leadership India is..
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Russian Dissident was Poisoned, Berlin Hospital Tests Show

Alexei Navalny -- the Russian dissident who's one of Vladimir Putin's biggest critics -- was indeed poisoned ... according to tests conducted by a German hospital. The speculation's been growing since..
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Russia looking for partnership with India for producing Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V: RDIF CEO

Russia is looking for a partnership with India for producing Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on Thursday. Russian President..
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Sanjay Raut takes dig at Centre with Russian Covid-19 vaccine example

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that his country has developed the world's first vaccine against Covid-19 that works "quite effectively" and forms a "stable immunity" against the..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled to visit India in October: MEA

Srivastava further informed that foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Russian deputy foreign minister spoke with each other on all India-Russia recent exchanges.
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Several high-level exchanges between India, Russia scheduled; Putin expected to visit in October: MEA


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PM Modi speaks to Russia's Putin, congratulates him on constitutional amendments

Modi congratulated Putin for successful completion of the vote on constitutional amendments in Russia.
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PM Modi speaks to Putin, congratulates him on 75th anniversary of Victory Day


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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PM Modi's popularity soars as India weathers Covid pandemic

Recent opinion polls show that in the past few months Modi's already high approval ratings have soared even higher, touching 80%, even 90%. Unlike two of the populist leaders to whom he is often..
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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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Putin's spokesman becomes fifth senior Russian official to get coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as a new surge in infections gave Russia the third highest number of..
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