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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 Kremli...

UK Defense Chief: Putin As Great A Threat To Europe As ISIS

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister has said Russia poses a "real and present danger" to European security and could try to destabilize the Bal...

Putin Spending Big On Military Modernization Despite Russia's Economic Woes

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) -- Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NAT...

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...

Top Official Says Russians Will 'Eat Less' For Putin

AP | By CARLO PIOVANO and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West agai...

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...

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 in...

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 Calls On Ukraine Rebels To Stop Advance

AP | JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders...

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...

EU Slaps Sanctions On Putin Cronies

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) -- An official European Union document shows three long-time Putin cronies are among eight people who have been hit with new EU sanction...

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.

For The G-7, Putin Is The Man Not Coming To Dinner

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin was kept out of Wednesday's summit of world leaders but dominated the meeting as President Barack O...

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 In Crimea For Victory Day Celebration

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and IVAN SEKRETAREV | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Sailing into this Black Sea port Friday amid a jubilant spectacle of fighter jets and warships, President Vladimir Putin c...

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...