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Feb 17 2024
Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, died in an Arctic penal colony Friday, prison officials said. President Biden blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for his death. Navalny was seen on video joking and smiling the day before officials said he suddenly fell ill. In a country where criticism is stifled — often forcefully — Navalny is far from the first oppositionWashington Post
Feb 20 2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin did not see the video in which Alexei Navalny’s widow vowed to continue his fight against the Kremlin, his spokesperson said Tuesday, and dismissed her allegations that Putin had killed the country’s opposition leader as “unfounded” and “insolent.” In the video released Monday, Yulia Navalnaya accused Putin of killing her husband in the remote Artic prison andMarketWatch
Feb 16 2024
KYIV — Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a decades-long quest to restore his country to what he views as its rightful place in world affairs, and he is willing to crush anyone who stands in his way. Putin’s regime has ruthlessly consolidated power through murder and oppression, while using unfettered militancy abroad to expand the Kremlin’s reach. Until recently, the West has largelyRollingStone.com
Feb 18 2024
Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office, called Russian President Vladimir Putin the “ultimate evil” following the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “[P]utin is the ultimate evil who is afraid of any competition. The lives of [R]ussians are nothing to him,” Yermak wrote on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday. “Everyone who calls for negotiations mustThe Hill
Feb 12 2024
Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States and the presumptive Republican nominee, said earlier today that he would side with Russia against NATO and encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to brutalize our allies. Not so long ago, many Americans—and especially most Republicans—would have considered anyone supporting such a view to be little more than a deranged and hateful anti-Tom Nichols
Sep 12 2023
The bullet-proof train carrying Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Tuesday as the North Korean leader made his way to a summit with President Vladimir Putin, local media reported. Russian media posted a video of the green-and-gold train traveling north in Primorye, the far-east district where Vladivostok is located. The green-and-gold train in the video appeared to match imagesABC News (Online)
Sep 26 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin granted full Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday.
Snowden, 39, fled the United States to Russia after revealing information about extensive surveillance operations being conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). He is now a Russian citizen by presidential decree, Reuters reported Monday.
The announcement comesFox News (Online News)
Dec 18 2014
President Vladimir V. Putin tried to play down Russia’s dire economic straits in his annual news conference on Thursday, attributing the troubles to declining oil prices that, following a short period of economic turbulence, were bound to recover along with global demand.
“We are going through a trying period, difficult times at the moment,” Mr. Putin said at the three-hour get togetherNew York Times (News)
Feb 09 2024
It is legitimate, in principle, for a journalist to interview a murderous dictator. The uproar over Tucker Carlson’s announcement that he would interview Vladimir Putin was that the session would amount to pure Kremlin propaganda. Carlson, after all, is an admirer of Putin who, in his days as a Fox News host, hoped out loud that Russia would win its war against Ukraine. It was also feared thatSlate