President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he sees no resemblance between Russia's current political course and that of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's regime.
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Vladimir Putin emerged from the obscurity of a secret agent’s life when called to Moscow in 1997 by power-hungry oligarchs in search of a pliable accomplice to plant in the Kremlin. In little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and embarked on a mission to tame the wealthy cabal that hired him and to reinvigorate the debilitated nation.
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Vladimir Putin has launched a “witch hunt” against critics that is undermining freedom of expression in Russia, a report on his first year back as president said today.
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By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund needs "thorough reform" and Russia will push for deals giving developing countries more clout in time for a G20 summit it is hosting in September, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks published on Friday. In an interview with Russian state news agency RIA before next week's G8 summit in Northern...
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President Vladimir Putin insisted on Friday that the Kremlin was committed to the goal of democratic development, but said Russia needs more time to overcome the legacy of almost 70 years of Soviet rule.
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin will soon fly to work by helicopter rather than being driven there in his usual Mercedes limousine to try to appease anger over traffic jams created by his motorcade. A helicopter pad has been built in the Kremlin "and the president will use it at the first opportunity," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in the Black...
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With Russia Day celebrated across the country, President Vladimir Putin has accepted the offer to take charge of the All-Russia People's Front, aimed at promoting dialogue between different political forces in the state.Read Full Article at RT.com
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MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday denied homosexuals were discriminated against in Russia and expressed frustration at constantly having to face questions about gay rights.
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ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin likes to deny that he is taking Russia back to the USSR, but on Wednesday he dusted off another communist relic by restoring a labor medal introduced under Josef Stalin.
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin will soon fly to work by helicopter rather than being driven there in his usual Mercedes limousine to try to appease anger over traffic jams created by his motorcade.
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