Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin prepares force to put down Belarus protests
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Vladimir Putin prior to a Collective Security Treaty Organisation summit in 2017
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Vladimir Putin prepares force to put down Belarus protests

Russian president confirms he is ready to send support to bolster Alexander Lukashenko’s rule
28 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’
Kellyanne Conway
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Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 August
25 Aug 2020
Corbyn’s refusal to condemn Russia was ‘wrong’, says ex-aide
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Corbyn’s refusal to condemn Russia was ‘wrong’, says ex-aide

New book claims refusal to condemn Russia over Skripal poisoning fuelled ‘doubts’ of both Labour MPs and voters about his leadership
25 Aug 2020
Has Alexei Navalny fallen foul of a ‘Putin poisoning’?
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Has Alexei Navalny fallen foul of a ‘Putin poisoning’?

Russian opposition leader in Siberian hospital after falling ill on plane
20 Aug 2020
Belarus election crisis: will Russia intervene?
Putin Lukashenko
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Belarus election crisis: will Russia intervene?

Minsk approaches Moscow for support amid violent protests over alleged election rigging
17 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’
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Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 July
22 Jul 2020
Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report
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Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report

Former spy chief says outdated security laws allow foreign agents to act with impunity
22 Jul 2020
Russian elite using experimental Covid vaccine since April
Vladimir Putin
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Russian elite using experimental Covid vaccine since April

Kremlin-linked tycoons and political figures given early access to potential Covid-19 jab
21 Jul 2020
How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine
Vladimir Putin at a lab in Abkhazia
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How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine

UK, US and Canada say researchers have come under attack from the Kremlin
17 Jul 2020
Are Chechen assassins roaming Europe?
Police at the scene of Mamikhan Umarov’s death
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Are Chechen assassins roaming Europe?

Dissident blogger who criticised the Russian leader’s ally becomes latest exile to meet violent end
8 Jul 2020
Why Putin’s ‘presidency for life’ may not be secure
Vladimir Putin
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Why Putin’s ‘presidency for life’ may not be secure

Russians have voted to extend their leader’s term but experts say his grip on power is slipping
3 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’
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Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 30 June
30 Jun 2020
Donald Trump ‘bullied and humiliated' Theresa May
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Donald Trump ‘bullied and humiliated' Theresa May

President revealed to be ‘deferential’ to dictators while hectoring female world leaders
30 Jun 2020
Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops
US troops in Afghanistan
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Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops

Intelligence sources says British soldiers also targeted in covert operation in Afghanistan
29 Jun 2020
Five things we learn about Trump from John Bolton’s memoir
Donald Trump with John Bolton, his national security adviser
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Five things we learn about Trump from John Bolton’s memoir

US president is trying to block the publication of his former security adviser’s explosive book
18 Jun 2020
Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic
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Russia battles to clean up ‘worst ever’ oil spill in Arctic

State of emergency declared following leakage of more than 21,000 tons of diesel in Siberia
11 Jun 2020
Will coronavirus bring down Vladimir Putin?
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Will coronavirus bring down Vladimir Putin?

The Russian president has rarely looked so vulnerable during his 20 year-reign
7 May 2020
How is Russia coping in the pandemic?
Vladimir Putin
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How is Russia coping in the pandemic?

Plummeting oil prices are combining with Covid-19 to badly damage the Russian economy
23 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: how is Covid-19 affecting Russia?
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Coronavirus: how is Covid-19 affecting Russia?

Vladimir Putin delays vote on extending rule amid pandemic
26 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Neglect of science left us exposed’
Vaccination
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Instant Opinion: ‘Neglect of science left us exposed’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 12 March
12 Mar 2020
Putin’s plan to rule for longer than Stalin
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Putin’s plan to rule for longer than Stalin

Russia’s parliament approves new constitution that allows Putin to stay on for another 16 years
12 Mar 2020
Flight MH17: Four men go on trial for murder
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Flight MH17: Four men go on trial for murder

The accused are not expected to appear in Schiphol court
9 Mar 2020
The impact of Turkey’s fight with Syria
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The impact of Turkey’s fight with Syria

Moscow and Ankara agree Idlib ceasefire - but analysts fear truce may prove short-lived
6 Mar 2020
Why the entire Russian government has resigned
Putin and Medvedev
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Why the entire Russian government has resigned

Shock move followed speech from Vladimir Putin in which he signalled plans to prolong his reign
16 Jan 2020
Vladimir Putin ‘open to changing constitution’
Vladimir Putin
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Vladimir Putin ‘open to changing constitution’

Russian president mulling proposals to increase parliament’s power and limit the number of presidential terms
20 Dec 2019
Ukraine conflict: is an end in sight?
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Ukraine conflict: is an end in sight?

Zelensky and Putin meet in Paris for first ever peace talks, but Ukrainians fear their president will capitulate to Russians
9 Dec 2019
Russian influence on Brexit vote ‘unquantifiable’
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Russian influence on Brexit vote ‘unquantifiable’

Report into UK vote meddling will not be published in full until after the election, minister says
18 Nov 2019
Vladimir Putin’s plan for Africa
Vladimir Putin and Abiy Ahmed
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Vladimir Putin’s plan for Africa

The first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum takes place this week
23 Oct 2019
How will Syria be carved up?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bashar al-Assad
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How will Syria be carved up?

Donald Trump further confuses situation in Middle East by announcing some US troops may stay in Syria to protect oil
22 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris will ‘lose the Brexit war’
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Instant Opinion: Boris will ‘lose the Brexit war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 22 October
22 Oct 2019
‘Macho’ Vladimir Putin: the Russian president in pictures
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‘Macho’ Vladimir Putin: the Russian president in pictures

Putin heads into the wild with defence minister
8 Oct 2019
Vladimir Putin: the ‘macho’ Russian president
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Vladimir Putin: the ‘macho’ Russian president

8 Oct 2019
Moscow election results explained
Vladimir Putin
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Moscow election results explained

Putin suffers damaging blow in Russian capital poll despite many opposition candidates being barred
10 Sep 2019
Russian elections: what’s at stake?
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Russian elections: what’s at stake?

Sunday’s vote comes as unrest simmers across the country, and Russia mourns the anniversary of devastating 1999 bombings
5 Sep 2019
Instant opinion: ballot box is ‘Putin’s nightmare’
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Instant opinion: ballot box is ‘Putin’s nightmare’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 3 September
3 Sep 2019
What’s behind the Moscow demonstrations?
RUSSIA, MOSCOW - 2019/08/03: Police officers detain a man during an unsanctioned rally in the centre of Moscow, Russia.Moscow police detained more than 300 people who were protesting against
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What’s behind the Moscow demonstrations?

For the fifth week in a row, this weekend will see protests on the Russian capital’s streets
9 Aug 2019
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