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Putin Says He Won't Be Russia's President For Life

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 202...

Putin Hopes His Foreign Agent NGO Law Doesn't 'Get In Anyone's Way'

AP | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he would welcome "improving" a controversial law on non-governmental organizations that activists say ...

On Putin's Anniversary, Human Rights In Russia Hit Dangerous Low

Posted 05.07.2013 | World

Since his return to the presidency one year ago today, Vladimir Putin has stepped up fiercely against those who opposed his return to Russia's highest...

Putin Turns 60: Not So Macho After All?

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- As he hits his 60th birthday, Vladimir Putin seems to be in the prime of life: He hang-glides with Siberian cranes, shows off judo moves and...

New Jersey Nets Owner Founds Political Party

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian tycoon who also contested the recent presidential election, has founded a political party. Prokhorov tweeted o...

Putin Puts The Screws To Protesters

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he supports a controversial bill that would introduce a 200-fold increase in fines for those taking p...

Russia Test-Fires New Missile

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia on Wednesday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile with an enhanced capability to penetrate missile d...

Putin's Troubled First Week In Office

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin appeared to shed tears of joy the night he won back the presidency in March. After less than a week in office, he may be temp...

PHOTOS: Putin's Patriotic Victory Day Parade

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage and Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, May 9 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin, speaking in Moscow's Red Square with ...

Dmitry Medvedev Presidency, As Seen On Twitter

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — It was the end of an era, the kind of moment when a Twitter buff might unleash a barrage of 140-character spurts of sentiment, humor o...

Putin's 54-Year-Old Wife Pregnancy Rumors

Posted 04.24.2012 | World

Russia's Prime Minister and soon-to-be President (again) Vladimir Putin has captured international headlines of late. His 54-year-old wife Lyudmila...

Putin Wins Amid Voting Fraud Allegations

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - A few days before Russia's presidential election, Sergei Smirnov received a phone call fro...

Exit Polls: Putin Wins Nearly 60 Percent Of Votes

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won a six-year term as Russia's president in an election on Sunday, exit polls showed. ...

Putin Wins Election, Says Russian State TV

AP | LYNN BERRY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power...

Putin Up WIth 6 More Years?

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel and Alexei Anishchuk GROZNY, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin sought a convincing victory in Russia's...

May This Creepy Doctor Suggest Putin For Your First Time

Posted 02.29.2012 | World

You may not put much weight on what a fortune-teller says about love. But when it's a doctor telling you to give your virginity to Vladimir Putin, tha...

Putin Warns Opposition, Talks Conspiracy Theory

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that his opponents could provoke unrest after Sunday's presidential election, even going ...

Putin Weighs In On Syria, Iran

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia is concerned about the "growing threat" of an attack on Iran over its nuclear p...

LOOK: Must Love Dogs

Posted 02.23.2012 | World

Whether Russians are staging pro-Putin rallies (with some state-paid or dependent workers claiming they were promised time off for attendance) or anti...

Gorbachev: Putin Has 'Exhausted' His Potential

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has "exhausted" his potential as Russia's leader, Mikhail Gorbachev declared Thursday, saying Putin's inabilit...

Gorbachev: Putin Has 'Exhausted' His Potential As Leader

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has "exhausted" his potential as Russia's leader, Mikhail Gorbachev declared Thursday, saying Putin's in...

Putin: If You Elect Me, You'll Get A Bigger Say. I Promise.

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is running for a third term as president, on Monday promised Russians a bigger say in polit...

Medvedev Offers Limited Reforms

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- President Dmitry Medvedev responded to protests over the fraud-tainted election by proposing some reforms Thursday to liberalize Russia's po...

Putin's Billionaire Challenger

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW — After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia's richest and most glamorous ...

Medvedev: Russian Missiles May Target U.S. Missile Defense Sites

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia threatened on Wednesday to deploy missiles to target the U.S. missile shield in Europe if Washington fails to assuage Moscow's c...