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Putin Makes Aggressive Move 3 Days After Olympics End

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukrai...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Accuses Russia Of Corruption In Sochi Olympics | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized Russia Sunday for spending an excessive amount of money on hosting the Olympics...

Sochi Opening Ceremony Marks Start Of Putin's Games

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extrao...

Putin Strokes Leopard, Wins IOC Support

AP | STEPHEN WILSON and STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Stroking a Persian leopard sprawled on his lap, tough-guy President Vladimir Putin showed his softer side Thursday as he prepar...

Reading the Pictures: Putin & Sochi: Let the FU's Begin

Michael Shaw | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2014-01-31-shawimagesputinolympics131.jpg With the Winter Olympics about a week away, you can see how Western magazine covers are graphically setting the mood -- as well as the table for more fomentation.

Sam Stein

Putin: Snowden Can Come To The Olympics | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In case you were curious, Edward Snowden, the famed National Security Agency leaker who is now living under asylum in Russia, is free to...

Putin Promises No Discriminations At Sochi

Reuters | Denis Dyomkin | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday no athlete would face discrimination at next month's Winter Olympics, hoping to e...

Mitt Romney: Putin's Russia Undercuts Olympic Spirit

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's slide from democratic reforms and its relationships with international peers threaten to undercut the spirit of the Olymp...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his delegates to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And, in what may be a thumb...

Trubles In Sochi


SOCHI, Russia — A year before the 2014 Winter Olympics are to begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian O...

Putin SCOLDS Russian Athletes For Olympics Flop

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took Russian sports officials to task Friday over the nation's dismal showing at the Vancouver Games, des...