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President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012

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Vladimir Putin: President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 and since 2012
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician who has served as the 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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Oil soars after Trump claims Saudi-Russia deal [Video]

Oil soars after Trump claims Saudi-Russia deal

Oil prices skyrocketed Thursday after President Trump said Saudi Arabia and Russia will announce a deal to cut global production that could reverse a crash in prices. Conway G. Gittens has more.

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Let's Shake On It? Doctor Who Shook Putin's Hand Reveals COVID-19 Test Results [Video]

Let's Shake On It? Doctor Who Shook Putin's Hand Reveals COVID-19 Test Results

Russian doctor Denis Protsenko is the chief of the Kommunarka hospital, and has close ties to President Vladimir Putin. So close, in fact, that he shook the leader's hand when Putin visited the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published
Stocks rally after Chinese data boost to close worst quarter since 2008 [Video]

Stocks rally after Chinese data boost to close worst quarter since 2008

World stocks looked set to close their worst quarter since 2008 on a brighter note on Tuesday, as strong Chinese factory data held out hope for an economic revival even as much of the rest of the world..

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Russian boxers appear to flout mandatory coronavirus isolation rules [Video]

Russian boxers appear to flout mandatory coronavirus isolation rules

Several members of Russia's national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation rules imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, social media..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published
Coronavirus: Putin calls for sanctions on essential goods to be lifted at G20 summit [Video]

Coronavirus: Putin calls for sanctions on essential goods to be lifted at G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for fellow G20 countries to come together and lift sanctions on essential goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official [Video]

AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official

Russian Boxing Federation President Umar Kremlev says that the amateur sport's governing body, the AIBA, which was suspended from arranging qualification for the Olympics, will be in a position to have..

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Putin could remain in power until 2036 [Video]

Putin could remain in power until 2036

Russia's Constitutional Court has ruled that it was legal to change the country's constitution in a way that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Joe Davies reports.

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Putin Attempts To Continue His Presidency In Russia [Video]

Putin Attempts To Continue His Presidency In Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin formally asked the country’s constitutional court if it’s legal to amend the constitution. Right now, there is a constitutional ban on him running again in 2024...

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Putin considering law change to keep power [Video]

Putin considering law change to keep power

Russia's ruling party says it would back an amendment to the constitution that would allow Vladimir Putin to stay on as president until at least 2036, if he decided to pursue such a motion. Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:57Published
Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims [Video]

Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims

The families of those killed when Malaysia Airline Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held Ukrainian territory place empty white chairs in front of Russia's embassy in The Hague, on the eve of a murder..

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Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24 [Video]

Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24

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Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire [Video]

Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire

Putin said that Russia and Turkey had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria after violence escalated this past week.View on euronews

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Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting [Video]

Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting

Truce in Syria's last rebel stronghold to begin at midnight, presidents say, after lengthy meeting in Russian capital.

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War in Syria: Erdogan meets Putin to discuss battle for Idlib province [Video]

War in Syria: Erdogan meets Putin to discuss battle for Idlib province

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:00Published
U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle [Video]

U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle

The United States is willing to give NATO ally Turkey ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance in northwestern Syria where Ankara is in a deepening standoff with Russia, the U.S. special..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
Putin proposes ban of same-sex marriage [Video]

Putin proposes ban of same-sex marriage

The measure would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:27Published
Opposition urges 'Russia without Putin' in rally to remember murdered politician Boris Nemtsov [Video]

Opposition urges 'Russia without Putin' in rally to remember murdered politician Boris Nemtsov

He was gunned down and killed five years ago this week. On Saturday, a rally was held to remember Boris NemtsovView on euronews

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Erdogan Asked Putin To Step Aside With Syria [Video]

Erdogan Asked Putin To Step Aside With Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to stand aside in Syria. According to Reuters, he wants Russia to let Turkey fight Syrian government forces alone. The Syrian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed [Video]

Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed

Erdogan, Putin 'voice concern' over Idlib as Turkey says 33 of its troops were killed in Syrian government attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting [Video]

Putin rebuffs Erdogan's proposed Syria meeting

The Kremlin said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin had no plans to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week to discuss the fighting in the northwest of Syria, despite statements by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published
On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells [Video]

On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells

Russia's president, 20 years since he came to power, is still a lucrative business for some.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

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With small businesses suffering, Putin faces criticism over shutdown

Left with no income because of the coronavirus lockdown, Dmitry Volodin, the co-owner of several bars in Moscow, says he's getting inadequate government support, and he has no idea how he can keep..
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Putin extends Russia's coronavirus non-working period until April 30

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a paid non-working period across Russia, stepping up measures to stem the spread of coronavirus just a week after the Kremlin said there..
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Putin replaces head of remote Russian region after coronavirus outbreak

Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the head of a remote northern region on Thursday soon after a preliminary investigation was launched to check if more than 50 people in a local hospital had..
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Putin rolls over Russia's non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a non-working period across Russia to try and stem the coronavirus outbreak.
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Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear lands in U.S. after Trump-Putin call

Russia sent the United States medical equipment on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S...
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Putin grants government emergency powers to fight coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Wednesday to allow the government to declare a state of national emergency in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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Health official says Russian stay at home should be extended: Ifax

The head of Russia's consumer health watchdog said on Wednesday that a non-working week declared by President Vladimir Putin to stem the spread of the coronavirus should be extended beyond this week,..
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Russian finance ministry earmarks $18 billion for coronavirus crisis

Russia's finance ministry has earmarked about 1.4 trillion rubles ($18 billion) to be used to fight the spread of the coronavirus and the economic fallout, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told..
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Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app

President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app designed to track people who have..
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Putin to hold meeting by video-conference after contact with coronavirus doctor: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a government meeting on Wednesday by video conference, the Kremlin said, a day after a doctor who met Putin last week said he had been diagnosed with the..
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Putin sending medical supplies to help U.S. fight coronavirus: IFX

Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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Russian doctor who met Putin last week diagnosed with coronavirus

A doctor who gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a tour of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital last week said on Tuesday he had himself been diagnosed with the virus.
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Russian holidaymakers turned away as Black Sea resorts shuttered

When Muscovite Vera Butakova arrived on Russia's Black Sea coast to spend a week-long holiday proposed by President Vladimir Putin to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, she did not expect to get..
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Putin says Russia's coronavirus measures prevented explosive growth of cases

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday decisive measures by Russia had helped win it time in its battle to contain the coronavirus and to prevent an explosive growth in cases, but that it was vital..
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Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin's administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia.
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Poll finds Russians split over allowing Putin to extend rule

Russia is sharply divided over a constitutional change that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036, an opinion poll published on Friday has found.
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Putin says Russia can beat virus in two-three months as flights halted, shops to shut

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Russia would defeat coronavirus in 2-3 months if it imposed tough measures, as authorities suspended international flights, ordered most shops in the..
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Putin, Macron discuss repatriation of citizens amid coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the global coronavirus outbreak, agreeing to coordinate the issue of returning citizens to their home countries,..
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Russian aid to Italy leaves EU exposed

Russia's military planeloads of aid to Italy to combat the spread of coronavirus have exposed the European Union's failure to provide swift help to a member in crisis and handed President Vladimir..
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Putin says Russia can defeat coronavirus in less than three months

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia could defeat coronavirus in less than three months if it imposed tough measures quickly as authorities suspended all regular and charter flights to and..
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Putin, citing coronavirus, postpones vote on changes that could extend his rule

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he was postponing a nationwide vote on constitutional changes that would allow him to extend his rule due to the worsening situation with coronavirus.
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Coronavirus cases in Russia reach 658 after biggest daily rise: government

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Russia reached 658 on Wednesday, a day after the mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin that the real scale of the problem in the Russian capital far..
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Moscow's coronavirus outbreak much worse than it looks, Putin ally says

The mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital far exceeded the official figures, as Putin donned a protective suit and..
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Putin dons hazmat suit as Moscow says coronavirus outbreak is worse than it looks

President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and respirator on Tuesday during a visit to a hospital treating coronavirus patients and the mayor of Moscow said the outbreak in the Russian capital was..
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Putin to take part in extraordinary G20 summit to discuss coronavirus: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a summit of Group of 20 economies to discuss the coronavirus crisis by video link on Thursday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Russian army to send coronavirus help to Italy after Putin phone call

The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday to help it to battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin, Russia's Defense Ministry said..
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Russia's Putin, China's Xi discuss coronavirus, agree medical cooperation: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the coronavirus by phone on Thursday and agreed to deepen cooperation on developing pharmaceuticals, the Kremlin said.
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First coronavirus death reported in Russia, which plans to quarantine all new arrivals

Moscow city authorities on Thursday reported Russia's first coronavirus-related death, a 79-year-old woman in Moscow with underlying health issues, as President Vladimir Putin said authorities fighting..
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Putin is being protected from coronavirus around the clock, says Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is being protected from coronavirus around the clock, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, saying all Kremlin staff involved in his events schedule were undergoing mandatory..
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Russia's Putin orders April vote on constitutional changes despite coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments, which would allow him to run again for president, on April 22, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, despite the..
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Journalists traveling with Putin ordered to undergo mandatory coronavirus testing

Journalists traveling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on an official trip this week must undergo mandatory coronavirus testing to prove they do not have the disease, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Russian court backs move to let Putin stay in power despite outcry from some

Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled it was legal to change the country's constitution in a way that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036, less than a week after..
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Top court rules that Putin move to amend constitution to run again for president is legal

Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled that President Vladimir Putin's proposed changes to the constitution that could allow him to remain in power until 2036 were in line with Russian law.
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Putin names Moscow mayor to run new working group to fight coronavirus: agencies

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered the creation of a special working group within the State Council to fight the spread of the coronavirus, RIA news agency reported.
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First woman in space brought down to earth by anger over bid to prolong Putin rule

Valentina Tereshkova was hailed as a hero when she became the first woman in space in 1963.
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Britain backs Putin idea of five-way summit of world powers - UK embassy

Britain said on Friday it supported Russian President Vladimir Putin's idea to hold a summit between the leaders of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss international peace and..
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Kremlin, worried by coronavirus, tells journalists who cover Putin to stay away if they feel unwell

The Kremlin on Friday told journalists who cover President Vladimir Putin to stay away from official events if they felt unwell as a precautionary measure to protect Kremlin staff from the coronavirus.
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Every Russian regional parliament backs changes allowing Putin to extend rule - RIA

All of Russia's 85 regional parliaments have voted in favor of constitutional amendments that would allow Vladimir Putin to run again for president again in 2024, the RIA news agency cited senior..
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Russian lawmakers told to rally behind Putin's move to extend rule

Russia's parliamentary head told lawmakers on Thursday to rally behind Vladimir Putin against what he said was a foreign campaign to discredit constitutional reforms that could allow the president to..
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Russia to disinfect parliament chamber after lawmaker broke quarantine to hear Putin

Russia is disinfecting its parliament chamber after a lawmaker ignored coronavirus quarantine to attend assembly sessions, including one where President Vladimir Putin gave a speech.
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Putin and Erdogan agree that tensions in Syria's Idlib are much lower after deal: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement, saying both men agreed with satisfaction that tensions in Syria's..
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Sixteen more years? Russian parliament backs move to keep Putin in power

Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russia's parliament on Wednesday, raising the prospect he could clock up over three..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin's bid to stay in office until 2036 quickly backed by lawmakers

Kremlin critics denounced the move for Vladimir Putin to stay in office until 2036 as cynical manipulation and called for protests on March 21.
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Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

The Russian lower house of parliament on Wednesday gave its definitive approval to constitutional changes that allow Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024, something the current..
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Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036, but said he favored term limits once the country became..
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Putin backs change that would allow him to run again as president

Russian President Vladimir Putin told parliament in televised comments on Tuesday he believed a constitutional amendment that would allow him to run for president again could be adopted if Russia's..
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Putin to address parliament after lawmaker proposes he run for president again: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the lower house of parliament on Tuesday after a lawmaker proposed allowing him to run for president again despite a legal limit currently prohibiting..
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Russia's Putin, Syria's Assad discuss Idlib ceasefire: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a phone call on Friday that agreements reached between Russia and Turkey at recent talks would stabilize the situation in..
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