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Putin Slams US Rights Bill, Vows Measured Response

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized U.S. legislation that imposes sanctions on Russian officials suspected of human rights violations. Mr. Putin on Thursday described as “unfriendly and politicized” a U.S. bill known as the “Magnitsky Act,” saying it will hurt U.S.-Russian relations. He promised an “appropriate response.” His comments come a day before Russian lawmakers […]

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Putin Hosts EU Chiefs for Talks on Syria

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting European Union chiefs for his first summit of his new presidency to discuss, among other matters, Russia’s policy towards Syria. Mr. Putin hosted a dinner Sunday in St. Petersburg for EU heads Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso and foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The talks formally kick-off […]

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Russian, Belarusian Presidents Praise Bilateral Ties

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Aleksander Lukashenko have praised their close ties during Mr. Putin’s first foreign trip abroad since being sworn in for a controversial third term earlier this month. Mr. Lukashenko met the Russian president at the Minsk airport Thursday and whisked him to his private residence outside Belarus capital […]

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Russian, Belarus Presidents Praise Bilateral Ties

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Belarus on his first foreign trip since being sworn in for a controversial third term earlier this month. Before departing for Germany and France, President Putin is expected to discuss Russia-Belarus ties with Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko who greeted Mr. Putin at the airport in Minsk. American political analyst […]

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Putin Takes First Trip Abroad Since Inauguration

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Belarus on his first foreign trip since being sworn in for a controversial third term earlier this month. Before departing for Germany and France, President Putin is expected to discuss Russia-Belarus ties with Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko who greeted Mr. Putin at the airport in Minsk. American political analyst […]

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Putin Takes First Trip Abroad Since Inauguration

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Belarus on his first trip out his country since being sworn in for a controversial third term earlier this month. Mr. Putin is holding talks Thursday with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Russia and Belarus have long been close allies, but Russia’s apparent attempts to take control of economic assets […]

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White House: Putin Skipping G8 Summit is Not Obama Snub

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says it is not disappointed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is skipping next week’s G8 summit at the Camp David presidential retreat north of Washington. A spokesman Thursday said Mr. Putin’s decision is not a snub. The spokesman said U.S. officials understand President Putin’s explanation that he has a responsibility to remain […]

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Putin Bows Out of Next Week’s G8 Summit in US

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly inaugurated Russian President Vladimir Putin is skipping next week’s G8 summit at the Camp David presidential retreat north of Washington. The White House says Mr. Putin told President Barack Obama in a telephone call Wednesday that he has a responsibility to remain in Moscow to finalize Cabinet appointments to his new government. Former president […]

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Putin Takes Russian Presidency for Historic 3rd Term

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin took the oath of office Monday to become president for a historic third term. At an elaborate Kremlin ceremony attended by some 2,000 dignitaries, Mr. Putin placed his hand on a copy of the constitution and swore to “respect and protect the rights and freedoms of the people.” Police tightened security in […]

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Putin Takes Russian Presidency for Historic 3rd Term

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin took the oath of office Monday to become president for a historic third term. At an elaborate Kremlin ceremony attended by some 2,000 dignitaries, Mr. Putin placed his hand on a copy of the constitution and swore to “respect and protect the rights and freedoms of the people.” Police tightened security in […]

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