Category Archives: Putin

Did Vladimir Putin support anti-Western terrorists as a young KGB officer?

Putin has sworn his time as a KGB officer in Dresden was uneventful. There’s a lot of reason to doubt that claim. By Catherine Belton DRESDEN, Germany — When Vladimir Putin first arrived in Dresden as a mid-level KGB officer in 1985, East Germany was already living on borrowed time. On the verge of bankruptcy, the country was surviving with

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Russian embassy calls Baltic States privileged under Soviet occupation

2020/06/28 – 08:00 – Euromaidan Press In September last year we revealed how the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs smeared the Baltic countries by claiming they have not become democracies respecting the rule of law. Despite the pushback, the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign has once again been dialed to history, due to the postponed Victory day parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of WWII. This

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Russian Bookstores Sell New Constitution Ahead of Vote on Putin’s Reforms

Russian bookstores have already started selling copies of the country’s amended Constitution even though a public vote to approve it won’t happen until July 1, the RBC news website reported Tuesday. The constitutional amendments, in addition to adding social guarantees to Russia’s basic law, reset Putin’s four previous terms as president, allowing him two additional six-year terms from 2024-2036. Public

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Power To The Putin: What’s In Russia’s Constitutional Reforms Package?

June 11, 2020 04:27 GMT – RFE/RL Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a package of constitutional reforms that would potentially allow him to remain in power until 2036, but that’s not all that’s changing. One official compared the package to a fixed-price meal. We took a look at what surprises Russians are being served along with their borsch and

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Cake Shop Bakes Life-Size, Edible Putin Bust for Russia Day

A Russian cake shop has baked a mystery-filling cake carved in the shape of President Vladimir Putin’s bust ahead of Friday’s Russia Day national holiday. Putin’s life-sized bust will be featured alongside cakes shaped like some of his predecessors, including Stalin, Gorbachev and Tsar Nicholas II, at an “impromptu exhibition” in the Far Eastern city of Yakutsk.  “Each leader’s head

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U.S. may have photos of MH17 missile, court hears

18:30, 09 June 2020 © UNIAN MH17 was shot down over an area where Ukrainian troops were fighting Russian-controlled forces. The United States may have crucial satellite photos of the missile used to bring down MH17 six years ago but the images are classified, a court has heard. In the District Court of The Hague on Tuesday, prosecutor Thijs Berger

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No Time to Go Soft on Putin

David J. Kramer Amid pandemic and unrest, the President wants to reward Vladimir Putin with G-7 membership and a visit to Washington. We should be advancing his expiration date. With attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several recent statements by President Trump concerning the G-7 meeting have gone

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E-mail voting to be possible in Russia

21:13, 24 May 2020 – 112 New rules will be applied to local and governor elections. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the possibility of distant voting in elections and referendums at all levels. The text of the document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information. The possibility of electronic voting, as well as voting by mail, is

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Journalists wary of rigging potential as Putin offers online vote

The draft will be submitted for Duma consideration in the coming days. The administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that will allow remote voting, including by mail, in elections at various levels. The draft will be submitted for State Duma consideration in the coming days. New legislation will allow the Central Election Commission to introduce a

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On the threshold of a palace coup. Why Putin canceled quarantine

The Russians, despite the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, are returning to work. What guided the Kremlin in making such a dangerous decision? All decisions made by Vladimir Putin come from one criterion – what will help to maintain power and what can undermine it. In the situation with coronavirus, he constantly weighs what will threaten his power more – tens of

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U.S. Congress prepares bill on sanctions against Kremlin for persecution of opposition

The resolution urges the Russian Federation to release the political prisoners immediately The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives prepared the draft resolution on the sanctions against the leadership of Russia for criminal persecution of the journalists, political opposition figures, civil society, and religious freedom activists as the press service of the House of Representatives reported.

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Coronavirus Deals ‘Powerful Blow’ to Putin’s Grand May 9 Plans

The bombastic military parade through Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin’s calendar. Standing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, President Vladimir Putin would have overseen a 90-minute procession of Russia’s military might, showcasing 15,000 troops and the latest hardware. But that was before the coronavirus

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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