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From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...

The Fascinating History Of How Putin Came To Power

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

Vladimir Putin has been an unyielding leader in Russia for the past 15 years as both a president and prime minister, but you may be surprised to hear ...

Putin's Latest Iron Curtain Call -- Ukraine

Dr. Richard Chasdi | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Dr. Richard Chasdi

We need to hold the line against Vladimir Putin's drive to reassert Russian hegemony in Ukraine, but it is necessary to understand the political and historical context behind his actions to provide the perspective needed as U.S. foreign policy alternatives are crafted.

White House Warns Russia

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and LARA JAKES | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry agreed Monday to meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push t...

Putin Signs Treaty Making Crimea Part Of Russia

Reuters | Steve Gutterman and Thomas Grove | Posted 05.18.2014 | World

By Steve Gutterman and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV, March 18 (Reuters) - Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian Pres...

Putin Claims There's No Discrimination Against Gays In Russia

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

VALDAI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin denied Thursday that gays face discrimination in Russia, saying that a new law that has drawn protests...

Preparing for a Less Stable Russia

William Courtney | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
William Courtney

The Snowden affair has thrown Russia into the limelight, but longer-term issues deserve more attention -- the country's swerve toward authoritarian rule and diminishing political stability.

Kerry Aims To Sway Russia Against Syrian Regime

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

MOSCOW — The United States and Russia pledged Tuesday to set aside more than two years of differences over Syria's civil war, saying they'd conv...

Retired Russian Colonel Allegedly Planned Coup Involving Crossbows And The Elderly

AP | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A retired Russian military intelligence colonel has been found guilty of leading a bizarre plot that envisioned a group of elderly people ta...

Putin Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Finds

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve living standards...

New Russia Treason Law 'Broad And Dangerous'

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broad...

Putin Appears In Public After Health Rumors Soar

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has made his first public appearance since speculation about his health rose sharply last week. Putin on S...

Putin Leads Russia's Biggest Nuclear Tests In Decades

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Oct 20 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin took a leading role in the latest tests of Russia's strategic n...

WATCH: Putin's Amazing Reaction To Hand Kiss

Posted 08.07.2012 | World

Vladimir Putin thinks Vladimir Putin is the bad-boy of Russia. And such a standing does not allow for hand-kissing. On Monday, The Guardian publish...

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...

What You May Not Have Heard About Putin's Election

Beth Knobel | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Beth Knobel

People are angry, but some are already resigned to six more years of Putin. It reminds me of the old Russian saying: "We hoped things would be better, but they turned out like always."

When Putin Thinks Of Chicago, A Certain Gangster Comes To Mind

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

MOSCOW -- You think Chicago, you think Windy City. Right? Not if you're Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin....

Jubilant Putin Slams Opposition

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- A jubilant Vladimir Putin on Wednesday shrugged off opposition claims that his presidential election victory was unfair and marred by fraud,...

Plot To Assassinate Vladimir Putin Reportedly Foiled

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Security forces have foiled a Chechen-linked plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state television reported Monday in a b...

Russia's Self-Marginalization

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The role Russia, and to a lesser extent China, is currently playing in the Middle East is destructive and self-defeating. Russia's obstructionist approach is reminiscent of the Soviet Union Cold War mentality based on a zero-sum game.

Putin Praises Scientists For Antarctic Lake Discovery

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday praised the Russian scientists who have reached a gigantic freshwater lake in Antarctica hidden...

Putin: 'I Don't Need Any Vote-Rigging'

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Facing a swelling wave of public anger over fraud-tainted elections, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected demands for a re...

Russia's August Curse

The New Yorker | Julia Ioffe | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

Every August, Russians wait for history, and they are rarely disappointed. On August 31, 1996, Russia wrapped up its disastrous first war against the ...

What's Behind Putin's Push To Tame Far-Right Racism In Russia?

Le Temps/Worldcrunch | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Five months to go before the next legislative elections, the Kremlin is turning its attention to the issue of inter-ethnic racism. In recent...

Putin Says Merger Russia And Belarus Is 'Possible' And 'Desirable'

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

SELIGER LAKE, Russia — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he supports calls for Russia to merge with its western neighbor Belarus. Belarus has be...