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Russian President Vladimir Putin

These Photos Of Young Putin Give A Rarely Seen Look At Russia's Leader

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

The sometimes shirtless, usually serious image of Russian President Vladimir Putin is a ubiquitous sight in international politics. As one of the most...

How Shirtless Putin Became A Rock Star President In Russia

OZY | Sean Braswell | Posted 05.09.2015 | World

Vladimir Putin is sort of the Old Spice of world leaders. And not just because the Russian president turns up topless on a horse more often than Isaia...

Why Putin Needs to Read 'War and Peace'

Andrew D. Kaufman | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Andrew D. Kaufman

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a secret fascination with Leo Tolstoy. As a young KGB agent, he purportedly made a pilgrimage to the Leo Tolstoy Museum and Estate at Yasnaya Polyana. But for a guy who says Tolstoy is his favorite writer, Putin is, well, a very bad reader.

Putin Says Opposition Leader's Murder Was Political

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

By Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Bori...

Putin's Former Judo Partner To Build Russian Bridge To Crimea

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Russia has handed a multi-billion dollar contract to build a bridge to the Crimea penins...

Putin Backs Deeper Ties With North Korea

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to im...

Putin: U.S. Will Never 'Subdue' Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The United States wants to subdue Moscow, but will never succeed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. ...

Putin Gets Censored In China For Putting A Shawl Around First Lady's Shoulders

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

No one wants to see Russian President Vladimir Putin hit on their wife. So when Chinese social media users suggested that Putin may have been flirt...

Vladimir Putin Wants to Frighten the World into Respecting Russia

Alexander Golts | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Alexander Golts

Putin wants to regain that same "respect" that the West held for Khrushchev, and he sees no other way but to underscore his own unpredictability. I suspect that the recent sorties by Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic, North and Black seas are a manifestation of this new unpredictability.

Report: U.S. Money-Laundering Probe Draws In Putin's Inner Circle

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2015 | World

Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation into a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, ...

If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts

HuffPost Germany | Sebastian Christ | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

When the crisis in Ukraine first escalated in February, many German experts on Russia were caught off guard. Almost none of them had foreseen that the...

WATCH: Putin Lashes Out At West For Destabilizing World

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

In unusually blunt and candid remarks -- even for Vladimir Putin -- the Russian president lashed out on Friday at the U.S. for destabilizing the world...

Femen Activist Fined For Topless Attack On Putin Wax Figure

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

PARIS, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A Ukranian activist belonging to topless feminist group Femen was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court on Wednesda...

Putin: Russia Must Strengthen Position In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Moscow had to strengthen its position, economically an...

Vladimir Putin and Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns

Spencer Green | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Galifianakis: I didn't wear a shirt because I thought, you know, that would make you feel more comfortable.

Putin Accuses Prince Charles Of Unroyal Behavior

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

By Paul Ingrassia ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 24 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Britain's Prince Charles on Satur...

Putin Admits Sanctions Hurt

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

ST PETERSBURG, April 24 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that sanctions were hurting the Russian economy but that the d...

10 Surprising Facts About Putin's Extraordinary Past

Posted 03.20.2014 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stood -- often bare-chested -- at the helm of Russian politics since 1999, rotating between the presidency and th...

LOOK: Amid Crimea Crisis, Putin Goes To Watch War Games

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk KIRILLOVSKY TRAINING GROUND, Russia, March 3 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday watched Russian tanks ...

Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

Allan Topol | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Allan Topol

The Hungarian freedom fighters' only hope in 1956 was help and support from Washington. Like the Ukrainians, they expected that help. However, President Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles had no intention of confronting Russia.

Putin Vows 2014 Olympics Will Be 'Comfortable' For Gay Athletes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay and lesbian athletes and guests at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February will feel at ease d...

Putin And Wife Say Marriage Is Over On TV

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

Reuters reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife have said their marriage is over: Vladimir Putin, 60, and Lyudmila Putina, 5...

Putin's Only Slightly Ridiculous New Mode Of Transportation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to switch from car to helicopter for short hops from the Kremlin, his spokesman said Thursday, delighting drivers ...

Putin Grows More Isolated In Third Term

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, May 10 (Reuters) - Angry and intimidating, Russian President Vladimir Putin sat alone at the head of a lon...

Putin Denies Returning Russia To Stalinism

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

MOSCOW, April 25 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was not returning Russia to the era of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and de...