Putin

‘Putin will be pissed off’: The US’s latest round of sanctions hit Russia where it hurts
NewsPutin

‘Putin will be pissed off’: The US’s latest round of sanctions hit Russia where it hurts

Pool/Getty Images The US slapped new sanctions Friday on 24 wealthy Russians and government officials, as well as over a dozen Russian-controlled entities. The sanctions cast a wide net by targeting some of the Kremlin's top allies, and they are likely to anger Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The US sanctions list on Putin cronies hits…

Will Putin follow in Brezhnev’s footsteps?
NewsPutin

Will Putin follow in Brezhnev’s footsteps?

On Friday, Russia's Central Electoral Commission released the final results of this week's presidential elections, making Vladimir Putin's landslide victory official. The Russian president, who won 76.69 percent of the vote, will be inaugurated for a fourth term in May. "In the coming six years, will we see a new Putin or an old one?" Kremlin…

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?
NewsPutin

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?

MOSCOW (AP) — Now that President Vladimir Putin has overwhelmingly won re-election for another six years, some are wondering whether he will try to stay in power in Russia for life. Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently managed it, scrapping term limits — and was among the first world leaders to congratulate Putin on his victory…

As Putin celebrates record victory, voter fraud videos are going viral in Russia
NewsPutin

As Putin celebrates record victory, voter fraud videos are going viral in Russia

While Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated a record election victory, dozens of clips purporting to show ballot stuffing and voting fraud raked in hundreds of thousands of views online in Russia. Putin claimed a sweeping triumph in Sunday’s vote as final results showed he won 76.6 percent of the vote, his highest-ever result. In the absence of any established opposition or…

The Latest: Putin calls for unity to solve Russia’s problems
NewsPutin

The Latest: Putin calls for unity to solve Russia’s problems

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's re-election victory (all times local): 5:20 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says all political forces in Russia must unite efforts to solve the country's problems. Putin, who won 77 percent of Sunday's vote, his best ever election performance, said at a Kremlin meeting with seven other…

Putin Won at the Ballot Box. He’s Losing Elsewhere.
NewsPutin

Putin Won at the Ballot Box. He’s Losing Elsewhere.

President Vladimir Putin’s re-election on Sunday to a fourth six-year term comes amid a feeling both in the West and in Moscow that he is ascendant as a global leader and that Russia has reemerged as a global superpower. However, if one scratches beneath the surface of these assertions, it’s clear that Putin faces a…

Vladimir Putin has been re-elected – but is he up to the challenge?
NewsPutinVladimir

Vladimir Putin has been re-elected – but is he up to the challenge?

Vladimir Putin has won re-election by an even greater margin than expected. But he begins his fourth term as president facing antagonism from numerous world leaders over a nerve agent attack in the UK that has hospitalised a former Russian spy and his daughter. Theresa May has made it clear that she thinks Russia is responsible for poisoning former Russian intelligence officer…

What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia
NewsPutinresurgent

What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president. His domestic opponents are largely resigned to another six years in the shadows. His foreign opponents are mired in their own problems, from Britain's…

1 2 9
Page 1 of 9