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Putin lays out path to staying in power

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Vladimir Putin says Russia needs evolutionary change, 'because we have had enough of revolutions' while suggesting that Russia may not yet be ready for a new leader

POWER. Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses lawmakers debating on the second reading of the constitutional reform bill during a session of the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow on March 10, 2020. Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP

Putin sends political plan to MPs in quick-fire Russia reform push

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:46 AM

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of wanting to remain 'leader for life'

CHANGE. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet with members of the government in Moscow on January 15, 2020. (Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP)

Russia targets opposition leader Navalny with mass raids

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Top protest leader Alexei Navalny says the raids are the result of Kremlin 'hysteria' after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow

NAVALNY. In this file photo, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny casts his vote at a polling station during to the Moscow city Duma election in Moscow on September 8, 2019. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Where is Vladimir Putin?

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:44 PM

There s no need to worry he s absolutely healthy Putin s spokesman Dmitry Peskov says denying speculation that the Russian leader is sick

Putin fires defense boss in corruption scandal

Nov 06, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin fires his defense minister over a corruption scandal

Putin sworn in as Russian president

May 07, 2012 - 4:24 PM

Vladimir Putin gets a third mandate as Russian president after a short break from the office

BACK IN POWER. Russian President Vladimir Putin walks past guests during his inauguration at The Kremlin in Moscow, May 7, 2012. Photo courtesy of the official website of the Russian presidency.