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    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested for staging nationwide protests

    World | January 28, 2018 18:25 IST

    Opposition politician Alexey Navalny called for nationwide protests following Russia’s Central Election Commission’s decision to ban his presidential candidacy.

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    Shrinking trade hurts both Russia and EU: Putin

    World | December 23, 2014 6:45 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that shrinking trade between Russia and the European Union (EU) harms both economies.He attributed the decline in trade to the falling crude prices and unfavorable financial situations, Xinhua

  • russian president vladimir putin to visit india dec 10 11

    Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit India Dec 10-11

    India | December 05, 2014 19:38 IST

    New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India Dec 10-11 for the annual bilateral summit, an official statement said Friday."The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir V. Putin, will pay an official visit to

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    G-20 Summit: Barack Obama, EU leaders to meet on Ukraine crisis

    World | November 16, 2014 6:37 IST

    Brisbane: President Barack Obama is planning to huddle with European leaders to discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, where officials say the security situation is worsening.The meeting will take place on Sunday on the

  • tony abbott urges russia to appologise over mh17 deaths

    Tony Abbott urges Russia to appologise over MH17 deaths

    World | November 12, 2014 9:14 IST

    Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Russia to compensate and apologise to families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, a statement from Abbott's office said on Wednesday.Abbott held a tense 15-minute

  • russian president putin plans to visit india this year

    Russian President Putin plans to visit India this year: spokesman

    World | November 11, 2014 18:42 IST

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit India this year to strengthen bilateral strategic ties, his spokesman said here today."The Russian president plans to visit India before the end of the year," Putin's spokesperson

  • vladimir putin hails consolidation on national unity day

    Vladimir Putin hails consolidation on National Unity Day

    World | November 05, 2014 6:18 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed consolidation the country has shown amid challenging international situations, as tens of thousands of people paraded in Moscow for unity on Tuesday."This year we have been through some tough

  • vladimir putin signs treaty on eurasian economic union into

    Vladimir Putin signs treaty on Eurasian Economic Union into law

    World | October 04, 2014 8:43 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed into law the treaty on establishing Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) after the parliament of Russia ratified the pact late last month.Russia thus became the first of the

  • nato expansion to russian borders unacceptable lavrov

    NATO expansion to Russian borders unacceptable: Lavrov

    World | September 14, 2014 6:34 IST

    Moscow: NATO's expansion by pulling more Russia's neighbouring countries into the alliance is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday."NATO expects to turn as many countries as possible into its member states, and

  • putin poroshenko discuss ukraine crisis

    Putin, Poroshenko discuss Ukraine crisis

    World | September 09, 2014 7:41 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko talked over phone about ways to end the crisis in east Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday."The two presidents continued the Saturday talk on steps

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    Vladimir Putin to attend D-Day commemorations: Francois Hollande

    World | June 05, 2014 11:44 IST

    Brussels: Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, French President Francois Hollande said.Hollande said he invited Putin "in consultation with partners" despite the

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    The fictional transformation of Vladimir Putin

    Lifestyle | March 09, 2014 10:24 IST

    Admired or hated, he cannot be ignored. It is undeniable that Vladimir V. Putin restored Russia's traditional great-power status, though opinion is divided if this is good or bad. Initially perceived (mainly in the Western world)

  • putin russia has right to use force in ukraine

    Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine

    World | March 04, 2014 17:37 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high

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    Know about Vladmir Putin's sexy mistress (watch pics)

    World | June 17, 2014 8:24 IST

    New Delhi: Alina Kabayeva  is rumoured to be Russian president Vladimir Putin's mistress for years.She is one of Russia's most successful rhythmic gymnasts. She took part in six world championships and brought home an Olympic

  • 10 interesting facts about vladimir putin

    10 interesting facts about Vladimir Putin

    World | November 09, 2014 11:14 IST

    New Delhi: Russian president Vladimir Putin has been at the centre of Russian politics for over a decade.One of the founders of his party United Russia, the former KGB commando has been ruling Russia since

  • putin vows to root out corruption

    Putin vows to root out corruption

    World | April 25, 2013 17:16 IST

    Moscow, Apr 25: Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his determination to carry on the Kremlin's fight against corruption, while justifying the ongoing probe into a case of suspected defence ministry fraud totalling about $433

  • capital turns into fortress venue of putin pm meeting

    Capital turns into fortress; venue of Putin-PM meeting shifted

    India | December 24, 2012 11:31 IST

    New Delhi, Dec 24: The heart of the national capital today turned into a fortress with heavy deployment of police who blocked roads leading to India Gate and Raisina Hill to ensure that no protests

  • russian president putin s india visit deferred to december

    Russian president Putin's India visit deferred to December

    India | October 22, 2012 21:07 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 22: Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India, earlier expected Oct 31-Nov 1, has been deferred to Dec 24, triggering speculation about differences over contentious issues like civil nuclear liability and a

  • pm meets russian president medvedev

    PM Meets Russian President Medvedev

    World | December 16, 2011 15:26 IST

    Moscow, Dec 16: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today held marathon talks with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev here at the Kremlin during which the two leaders are understood to have discussed a range of issues inlcuding

  • medvedev congratulates sonia on her birthday

    Medvedev Congratulates Sonia On Her Birthday

    India | December 10, 2011 8:31 IST

    Moscow, Dec 10: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday congratulated Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her 66th birthday and appreciated her contribution in building the traditions of friendship between the two countries.  “I have warm

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