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Putin Takes Russian Presidency for Historic 3rd Term

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin takes office Monday for a historic third presidential term. Police have tightened security in the capital, Moscow, ahead of the inauguration. Mr. Putin has been Russia’s prime minister since relinquishing the presidency in 2008. He won the country’s March 4 presidential election by a landslide. The opposition disputes the victory, calling it […]

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Putin Re-elected to Historic Third Term as President

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Vladimir Putin is set to return to the Russian presidency for a third term after taking a four-year break to serve as prime minister, a position where many said he retained the real power. Mr. Putin served as president from 2000 through 2008, a time in which he is credited with making the country and […]

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Putin Voices Confidence in Presidential Win Sunday

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is expressing confidence he will win Sunday’s presidential election. Mr. Putin told a group of foreign newspaper editors Friday in Moscow that anti-Putin protests since parliamentary elections in December were “a very good experience for Russia.” Mr. Putin has refused to nullify the December elections amid allegations of massive fraud. […]

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Report: Russia, Ukraine Foil Plot to Assassinate Putin

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s state television says Russian and Ukrainian authorities have arrested a group of suspects accused of attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The Channel One station said Monday the suspects were plotting to kill Mr. Putin in Moscow immediately after Russia’s March 4 presidential election. The report said the suspects were arrested in Ukraine’s […]

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Thousands March in Pro-Putin Rally In Moscow

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rallied in Moscow Thursday. The pro-Putin crowd marched along the Moscow River before filing into nearby Luzhniki stadium to hear him speak. The French news agency reported Mr. Putin told the gathering he would be victorious in the March 4 presidential elections, and after […]

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Russia PM Putin Campaigns, Opposition Protests

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is seeking a third presidential term, continued his campaign Tuesday while the opposition held another round of protests against his candidacy. Demonstrators of the opposition “The Other Russia” group shouted anti-Putin slogans, such as “We will stop the dictatorship!” and “Russia will be free!” They also distributed pamphlets saying […]

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Russia’s Putin Promises More Accountability

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to make the government more accountable to its people, if he wins a third term in presidential elections in March. Mr. Putin laid out his plans Thursday on a campaign website, one month after the start of demonstrations by anti-government protesters who say Russia’s political system is corrupt. […]

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Russia’s Putin Accuses Opposition of Lacking Goals, Leaders

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the opposition lacks goals and leaders, and he has rejected demands for a rerun of Russia’s recent parliamentary elections. In comments to his supporters Tuesday, Mr. Putin said the opposition has no unified program, no clear way of reaching its aims and nobody who can achieve something “concrete.” Mr. […]

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Russia’s Putin Accuses Opposition of Lacking Goals, Leaders

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the opposition lacks goals and leaders, and he has rejected demands for a rerun of Russia’s recent parliamentary elections. In comments to his supporters Tuesday, Mr. Putin said the opposition has no unified program, no clear way of reaching its aims and nobody who can achieve something “concrete.” Mr. […]

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Putin Wants Absolute Transparency in Russia’s Presidential Elections

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he wants the March presidential election to be absolutely transparent. Mr. Putin met Tuesday with supporters and asked for input on how to keep the elections fair. The prime minister insists he does not need to rig the voting in order to win the presidential election. Alleged voter fraud […]

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