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Vladimir Putin: Russian politician, 2nd and 4th President of Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician who has served as the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

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Putin orders Prosecutor General to review protester's conviction

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Prosecutor General to investigate if a guilty verdict for Moscow protester Konstantin Kotov was lawful, the Kremlin said.
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Putin appoints former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as adviser

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as his adviser following the resignation of his government last week, a Kremlin decree said.
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'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan [Video]'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his long-awaited peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians within days. Trump's history of upending diplomatic norms in the region means that..

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Russian constitution: Parliament backs Putin's reforms [Video]Russian constitution: Parliament backs Putin's reforms

First reading debate over President Putin's radical transition of Russia's power structures lasts less than two hours.

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Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

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Russia's Duma unanimously approves Putin's constitution shake-up [Video]Russia's Duma unanimously approves Putin's constitution shake-up

First reading debate over President Putin's radical transition of Russia's power structures lasts less than two hours.

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The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence [Video]The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence

Britain's Prince Charles failure to shake hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial centre in Jerusalem on Thursday raised..

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Putin: "The memory of the Holocaust will only become a lesson and a warning if its comprehensive" [Video]Putin: "The memory of the Holocaust will only become a lesson and a warning if its comprehensive"

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Remembering the Holocaust: Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks [Video]Remembering the Holocaust: Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks

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Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending [Video]Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending

Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday. In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms. Long-time ally..

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How Putin's shake-up could keep him in power past 2024 [Video]How Putin's shake-up could keep him in power past 2024

Russia's ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile. But why was he picked?..

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Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic [Video]Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic

Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic

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Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock government resignation [Video]Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock government resignation

Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock government resignation

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Is Putin attempting to carve out a 'father of the nation' role? [Video]Is Putin attempting to carve out a 'father of the nation' role?

After he proposed sweeping constitutional reform, analysts say Russian president is seeking to extend his hold on power.

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Watch: Archive footage released of George W Bush and Vladimir Putin dancing [Video]Watch: Archive footage released of George W Bush and Vladimir Putin dancing

The Kremlin put it out to mark Russia president Vladimir Putin's 20th year in power.View on euronews

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Russian government dissolved - Prime Minister Medvedev [Video]Russian government dissolved - Prime Minister Medvedev

The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new..

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Merkel meets Putin to discuss Middle East crisis [Video]Merkel meets Putin to discuss Middle East crisis

Merkel meets Putin to discuss Middle East crisis

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Putin welcomes Merkel to Moscow [Video]Putin welcomes Merkel to Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the crisis triggered by the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a..

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Thousands of Syrians opt to learn Russian at school [Video]Thousands of Syrians opt to learn Russian at school

Increasing numbers of Syrian students are learning Russian as a foreign language in public schools, a move that reflects the extent to which Syrian-Russian relations have grown since the war started in..

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Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire [Video]Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire

Russian and Turkish leaders, who back opposing sides in Libyan conflict, call for ceasefire to begin on January 12.

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Russia's Putin in Turkey to inaugurate new gas pipeline [Video]Russia's Putin in Turkey to inaugurate new gas pipeline

The pipeline - known as Turkstream - is five years in the making.

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Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration [Video]Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

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Putin proposes 2020 summit with leaders of Russia, France, China, U.S. and UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday proposed holding a summit between the leaders of Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain in 2020 to discuss global problems.
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Putin's political shake-up backed by Russian parliament in initial vote

Russia's lower house of parliament unanimously gave its initial backing on Thursday to sweeping constitutional changes proposed by President Vladimir Putin which are widely seen as an attempt to extend..
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Putin: 'everything will be okay' for U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Israel on Thursday that he had given assurances to the mother of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia, that "everything will be okay"..
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Russian lawmakers back Putin's sweeping reforms in first vote: Ifax

Russia's lower house of parliament backed sweeping constitutional reform legislation put forward by President Vladimir Putin in a preliminary vote on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Putin says Russia has to be strong presidential republic

Russia must remain a strong presidential republic, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday when asked about a possible transitional period once he steps down in 2024.
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Putin hoping to secure economic legacy with reshuffle: sources

A Russian government reshuffle that brought in a new first deputy prime minister and a new economy minister is an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to secure his economic legacy, say two sources..
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Russia gets new government in what Putin calls major renewal

President Vladimir Putin approved a new Russian government on Tuesday which he called a break with the past and included a new economy minister and first deputy prime minister, but many senior..
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Russian defense and foreign ministers keep posts in Putin shake-up: Kremlin

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov kept their posts in a government shake-up unveiled on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
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Putin names economy advisor as Russia's first deputy PM: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday named Andrei Belousov, his economy advisor since 2013, as Russia's first deputy prime minister, replacing Anton Siluanov who had held the role since May 2018.
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Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power center

President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of Russia's political system on Monday, submitting a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will create a new center of power outside the..
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Russian opposition wants big protest over Putin's plan to 'rule for ever'

Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional changes, which it cast as a ploy for Putin to..
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Moscow protest over Putin's political shake-up fails to gain traction

Over 1,000 people marched through Moscow on Sunday in an event a Kremlin critic tried to turn into a protest against a constitutional shake-up by President Vladimir Putin, but many demonstrators chose..
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No normalization in relations yet, UK PM Johnson tells Russia's Putin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday there would be no normalization of the two countries' relations until Moscow ends its "destabilizing activity" that..
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Putin: Don't lose hope that Libya conflict will be solved

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he hoped that the Berlin summit on Libya could bring further progress and that Moscow's peace efforts had yielded first results.
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Despite shake-up, Putin rejects idea of Soviet-style leaders for life

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he did not want Russia to return to the late Soviet-era practice of having lifelong rulers who died in office without a proper succession strategy.
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Kremlin critic calls for protest against Putin's constitutional reforms

An opposition politician in Moscow urged Russians on Friday to take to the streets this weekend to protest against sweeping constitutional reforms floated by President Vladimir Putin.
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Mikhail who? Weary Russians welcome change of prime minister

Few people on the streets of Moscow on Thursday had heard of Mikhail Mishustin, the former Federal Tax Service chief plucked from relative obscurity by President Vladimir Putin this week to serve as..
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Trump might raise Burisma hacking with Putin: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump may discuss the reported hacking of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma the next time he talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told..
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Factbox: Russia's new PM pledges to accelerate work on national projects

Russia's new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, promised on Thursday to speed up work on achieving national goals set two years ago by President Vladimir Putin across a wide range of policy areas from..
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Russian parliament backs Putin's pick for PM after 'January Revolution'

The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a "January revolution", a major political overhaul..
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Russian lawmakers approve Mishustin as PM

Russia's lawmakers approved Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister on Thursday in a lower house vote, less than 24 hours after President Vladimir Putin nominated him for the role.
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Russia's Putin confirms Mishustin as new prime minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister, shortly after the former head of the tax service won the backing of parliament.
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Explainer: How Putin's shake-up of Russian politics could pan out

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed sweeping changes to the country's political system that would shift powers away from the presidency in favor of parliament and the prime minister.
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Russia's ruling party approves Putin's pick for new PM

Russia's ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile.
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'Technocratic placeholder'? Putin picks low-profile tax chief as Russian PM

Mikhail Mishustin, President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice to become Russia's prime minister, is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a "technocratic placeholder."
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Putin shake-up could keep him in power past 2024 as cabinet steps aside

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after..
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Putin unveils shake-up that could extend his influence as cabinet quits

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him leeway to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after..
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Putin puts forward little-known tax chief as new Russian PM: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday formally put forward Mikhail Mishustin, the little-known head of Russia's Federal Tax Service, to be Russia's new prime minister, the Kremlin said.
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Russian government resigns after Putin sets out constitutional shake-up

Russia's government unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could allow him to extend his rule.
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'Our historic duty': Putin plans steps to boost Russia's birth rate

President Vladimir Putin announced measures on Wednesday to boost Russia's birth rate, describing them as vital to the country's future though they are projected to cost at least $6.5 billion this year..
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Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that his government was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution.
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Putin proposes vote on constitutional shake-up that could extend his rule

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping constitutional changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament and the prime minister, a move that could..
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Putin proposes power shift to parliament and PM, in possible hint on own future

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed giving parliament the power to choose Russia's prime minister and other key positions, a major change to the Russian constitution that may offer a hint..
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Putin says he wants Russian law to trump international treaties

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed changing Russia's constitution to give national legislation precedence over international treaties and rulings from international bodies in cases when..
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Putin proposes giving parliament power to choose Russia's PM

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he wanted to give parliament the power to choose Russia's prime minister along with other responsibilities, but said he would like to keep Russia's strong..
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Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that..
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PM Modi speaks with President Putin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday held a telephonic conversation in which they underlined great similarity and convergence in the approaches of the two..
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Russia's Putin: Russians fighting in Libya do not represent the state

Russian President Vladimir Putin, asked on Saturday whether mercenaries known as the Wagner Group, were fighting in Libya, said that if there are Russians in Libya, they are not representing the..
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Russia's Putin: time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a joint press-conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on Saturday, said it was time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin, as it was..
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Russia's Putin oversees hypersonic missile test near Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw military exercises from a naval vessel in the Black Sea near Crimea, including the test launch of a hypersonic air-launched Kinzhal missile, the..
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Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire in Libya on Jan 12

Turkey and Russia on Wednesday called on all parties in Libya to stop hostilities and declare a ceasefire at midnight on January 12, after talks between presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in..
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Poland's president says he won't attend Holocaust event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday he had declined an Israeli invitation to attend a Holocaust memorial event this month as organizers would not allow him to speak there, even though others..
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Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Russian leader's second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian president's behalf in a civil war.
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Exclusive: Russian clinic treated mercenaries injured in secret wars

A St. Petersburg clinic that is run and partly owned by people with ties to President Vladimir Putin has provided medical treatment to Russian mercenaries injured abroad, according to three people with..
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Putin invites Merkel to Russia to discuss Middle East crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the crisis triggered by the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a..
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Kremlin says Merkel, Putin to discuss Middle East crisis in Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 to discuss the Middle East crisis with President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader's press service said on Monday.
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Putin and Zelenskiy agree to work on new prisoner swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy have agreed to begin work immediately on a new prisoner swap, Ukraine's presidential office said.
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Trump, Putin discussed Russia attack, arms control, relations: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the potential for arms control in a phone call on Sunday, the White House said.
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