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Vladimir Putin: President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and again since 2012
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 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 Rejects Trump’s Claims of ‘Corrupt’ Deals Between Hunter Biden and Ukraine [Video]

Putin Rejects Trump’s Claims of ‘Corrupt’ Deals Between Hunter Biden and Ukraine

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out against Donald Trump.

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Pompeo holds talks over Nagorno-Karabakh crisis [Video]

Pompeo holds talks over Nagorno-Karabakh crisis

The foreign minsters of Armenia And Azerbaijan are in Washington to meet with U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo over the ongoing fighting taking place over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Adam..

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Russia 'conducts missile test on Putin's birthday' [Video]

Russia 'conducts missile test on Putin's birthday'

Russia successfully test launched a hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea on Tuesday, a senior Russian commander told Vladimir Putin on the Russian leader's 68th birthday. Joe Davies reports.

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Half of Karabakh population displaced as Putin says 'tragedy' must end [Video]

Half of Karabakh population displaced as Putin says 'tragedy' must end

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Navalny makes first video appearance since coma [Video]

Navalny makes first video appearance since coma

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said he believed Russia's intelligence services had poisoned him with a Novichok nerve agent because authorities saw him as a threat ahead of next year's parliamentary..

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Macron, Putin and Trump call for immediate Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire [Video]

Macron, Putin and Trump call for immediate Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

French, Russian and US presidents issue a joint statement urging the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to return to the negotiating table

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Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko [Video]

Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko was suddenly sworn in as Belarusian president on Wednesday, despite protests against his disputed election. The opposition immediately cried foul. Lucy Fielder reports.

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REPLAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at UN General Assembly [Video]

REPLAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at UN General Assembly

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Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’ [Video]

Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

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Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut [Video]

Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

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Navalny back on Instagram, plans return to Russia [Video]

Navalny back on Instagram, plans return to Russia

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after..

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Russia to provide €1.2 billion loan to 'closest ally' Belarus, Putin announces [Video]

Russia to provide €1.2 billion loan to 'closest ally' Belarus, Putin announces

The meeting in Sochi between Russia's Putin and Belarus Lukashenko came a day after an estimated 150,000 people marched through Minsk demanding Lukashenko's resignation.View on euronews

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Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests [Video]

Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests

Russian leader agrees to $1.5bn loan with Minsk and says Belarus crisis should be resolved without foreign interference.

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Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of 'brothers' could mean for Belarus' future [Video]

Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of 'brothers' could mean for Belarus' future

Belarus' fate could be sealed in Sochi as Lukashenko sits down with his 'elder brother' Putin to discuss the ongoing unrest. What will it mean for the country's future?

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Putin throws Belarus $1.5 billion lifeline [Video]

Putin throws Belarus $1.5 billion lifeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed a $1.5 billion loan on Belarus on Monday after its embattled leader, Alexander Lukashenko, flew to Sochi to ask Putin for more support. This report produced by..

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Analysis: Putin weighing up support for Lukashenko [Video]

Analysis: Putin weighing up support for Lukashenko

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Any Putin intervention in Belarus will meet 'huge pushback', says analyst [Video]

Any Putin intervention in Belarus will meet 'huge pushback', says analyst

"Russia has not so much support inside the Belarusian society," says political analyst Katsiaryna Shmatsina, as Lukashenko meets Putin on Monday amid the ongoing political crisis in Belarus.View on..

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Putin appeals to Russians' core values as vote on extending term looms

President Vladimir Putin appealed to what he termed Russians' core values on Friday, the country's national day, as he sought to rally support for a vote on constitutional reforms that could..
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A Russian court on Friday rejected a challenge by a Siberian shaman critical of President Vladimir Putin who says he has been illegally incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital, his lawyer said.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "common sense" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to rejoin the Group of Seven, saying it would be much easier to solve various issues if..
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Trump says inviting Russia to G7 is 'common sense': Fox News Radio

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "common sense" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Group of Seven, saying it would be much easier to solve various issues if Putin was..
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Kremlin defends holding July vote that could extend Putin's rule despite coronavirus

The Kremlin defended on Wednesday plans to hold a nationwide vote next month on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his long rule, saying the coronavirus epidemic..
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Putin declines British invitation to take part in coronavirus summit: Kremlin

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Russian strategic document names strike weapons deployed in space as key military threat: RIA

President Vladimir Putin approved a strategic document on Tuesday naming the creation and deployment of anti-missile and strike weapons in space as one of the main military threats to Russia, the RIA..
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Putin and Trump discussed G7 summit, oil markets in call: Kremlin

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Russia to hold talks with Syria about obtaining more facilities, maritime access: Ifax

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's defence and foreign ministries to hold talks with Syria for Moscow to obtain additional facilities and maritime access in Syria, the Interfax news agency..
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President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the coronavirus situation in Russia's southern region of Dagestan was particularly difficult and that the mainly Muslim region's healthcare system was under..
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Putin says fourth minister had coronavirus after cases pass 250,000

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's education minister had caught the new coronavirus, making him at least the sixth senior official to be swept up in the pandemic that has officially..
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Putin's spokesman becomes fifth senior Russian official to get coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as a new surge in infections gave Russia the third highest number of..
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Factory workers in Russia resume work after Putin eases coronavirus lockdown

Factory and construction workers in Russia were set to return to work on Tuesday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown measures despite a sharp increase in new..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday announced a gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown measures despite a new surge in infections which took Russia's tally past Italy's, making it the fourth..
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Coronavirus cases surge in Russia, tally now third highest globally

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Coronavirus forces Russia to hold slimmed down Victory Day in blow to Putin

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