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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin served as the second President of the Russian Federation and is the current Prime Minister of Russia, as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. He became acting President on 31 December 1999, when president Boris Yeltsin resigned in a surprising move. Putin won the 2000 presidential election and in 2004 he was re-elected for a second term lasting until 7 May 2008.
Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term. After the victory of his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, in the 2008 presidential elections, he was nominated by the latter to be Russia's Prime Minister; Putin took the post on 8 May 2008.
Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing the rule of law. During his presidency, Russia's economy bounced back from crisis, seeing ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Russia cracks down on liberties as president Vladimir Putin's popularity soars
2014-07-09
The rampage of restriction coincides with a spike in the popularity of Vladimir Putin, whose approval rating hit a six-year high of 86 percent in late June, which pollsters attribute to a wave of national pride following his annexation of Crimea in ...
(Boston Globe)
  1. Nina Khrushcheva: Inside Vladimir Putin's mind. Looking back in anger
  2. How Putin compelled NATO to help Ukraine

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In Latin America, Vladimir Putin to Counter Russia's Growing Isolation
2014-07-09
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Friday begin an ambitious Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to shore up support for his policies amid a showdown with the West. During a six-day tour Putin ...
(NDTV)
  1. Putin's LA Tour includes Cuba & World Cup Finals in Brazil

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Vladimir Putin to Start Latin America Tour in Cuba: Russia President to Stop ...
2014-07-06
Putin will start his six-day tour on July 11, when he visits the communist island of Cuba to meet with Cuban President Raúl Castro and former leader Fidel Castro, the 87-year-old who spearheaded the Cuban Revolution. The Kremlin said that Putin and the ...
(Latin Post)
  1. Putin to Tour Latin America
  2. Putin to visit Cuba and other LatAm nations
  3. Putin to visit Cuba, Argentina, BRICS summit in Brazil in mid-July – Kremlin

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Could Vladimir Putin give peace a chance in Ukraine and beyond?
2014-07-05
But what will President Vladimir Putin of Russia choose? Peace or war? Presently, he's committed to the latter path. After the easy taking of Crimea in March, Putin first encouraged and then discouraged the pro-Russian forces rebelling against Kiev's rule.
(Cyprus Mail)
  1. John Lloyd: Could Vladimir Putin give peace a chance in Ukraine and beyond?
  2. Putin under pressure as fighting rages in Ukraine
  3. Putin congratulates Obama on US Independence Day

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Putin expresses condolences over death of Ukrainian Metropolitan Vladimir ...
2014-07-05
MOSCOW, July 05. /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church and the diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on the passing of ...
(ITAR-TASS)
  1. Head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church dies - Moscow Patriarchate

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Ukraine Astronomers Send Putin a Cosmic Message
2014-07-05
As you can imagine, folks in Ukraine aren't terribly happy with Russia, especially in the form of its President, Vladimir Putin. I would think having part of your country invaded by Russia and then seeing a suspiciously high (96% or more affirmative ...
(Slate Magazine (blog))
  1. Astronomers in Ukraine Named a Star "Putin is a Dickhead"
  2. Ukrainian Astronomers Name A Star "Putin Is A Dickhead"
  3. Ukrainian astronomers name their star "Putin is a..."

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Russia's Vladimir Putin tells Barack Obama he wants better ties: Kremlin
2014-07-04
ET SPECIAL: Save precious time tracking your investments. MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day.
(Economic Times)
  1. Vladimir Putin calls for more patriotic education in Russia
  2. Vladimir Putin Wishes Barack Obama A Happy July 4 'Despite Differences'
  3. Putin tells Obama he wants better relations in Independence Day message

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Putin Tells Obama He Wants Better Relations
2014-07-04
(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations. In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said “regardless of difficulties and ...
(TIME)
  1. Happy Independence Day, Mr President! Vladimir Putin says he wants Russia ...

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Vladimir Putin Turns Up His Nose At Elton John's Request To Meet
2014-07-02
Elton has long said that he would like to meet with Putin to talk about his barbaric record on human rights for Russian LGBTs. But Putin has so far pretended that he has nothing to discuss. He recently told Sky News that he was going to try to meet ...
(Queerty)
  1. Putin refuses Elton John; USAID, Nat'l Gay Chamber partner
  2. Putin Won't Meet With Elton John to Talk Gay Rights

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