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Russia Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

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.

Was Putin's Heroic Tiger Encounter Fake?

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

Associated Press MOSCOW -- Questions are emerging over Vladimir Putin's famous encounter with a tigress three years ago. Environmentalist Dmitry...

Putin Wins Election, Opponents Allege Fraud

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

By Timothy Heritage and Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential...

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...

'We won't allow anyone to meddle in our affairs'

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned against the dangers of foreign influence on Thursday at a campaign rally attended by tens of thous...

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...

Thousands Of Cars Circle Central Moscow

AP | By ANDREY BULAY | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands of cars flying white ribbons or balloons circled central Moscow on Sunday in a show of protest against Russian Prime Minister Vlad...

Putin Promises More Accountability

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

By Associated Press MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised that his government will become more accountable to the Russian people if...

The Truth About Putin's 'Treasure Dive'

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- The widely publicized incident in which Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pulled up ancient Greek jug fragments from the seabed on a div...

Russian Premier Attends Summer Camp

Kommersant/Worldcrunch | Andrei Kalyesnikov | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

SELIGER - Entering the camp at Seliger, 300 miles northwest of Moscow, you quickly encounter a stage decorated with portraits of Dimitry Medvedev and ...

Putin: Russia's 2012 Presidential Election Will Be 'Dirty'

Posted 08.30.2011 | World

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that the March 2012 presidential election campaign woul...

St. Putin? Russian Premier Worshipped By Religious Sect

Posted 10.04.2011 | World

He's been a pilot, a singer, a hockey star and even a shirtless beefcake. But now Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has become the ultimate object...

WATCH: Russian Officers In Racy Video Row

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian customs officers claim they only wanted to humorously depict the lavish lifestyle that comes with their government jobs in a racy new video, b...