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Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

07 July, 2020 10:51 am 10:51 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Official results, after 98% of ballots had been counted, showed that the former … Read More


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Putin urges Russians to vote for changes that could extend his rule

06 June, 2020 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin made a last-ditch appeal to Russians on Tuesday to vote for constitutional changes that would allow him to run again for president twice, potentially extending his rule until 2036. Putin spoke at the scene of a series of bloody World War Two battles on the eve of the main and … Read More


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Marathon vote on extending Putin’s rule begins amid coronavirus epide...

06 June, 2020 10:30 am 10:30 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians will begin casting their ballots in a seven-day vote on sweeping reforms that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin until 2036 if re-elected, an exercise that critics call a constitutional coup. The vote is taking place despite concerns in opposition circles over the safety … Read More


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Putin back in Kremlin, Russia looks to ease lockdown in some regions

05 May, 2020 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin made a rare lockdown appearance in the Kremlin on Monday after officials said improvements in the coronavirus situation may allow Russia to re-open some tourist resorts soon and relax restrictions in many regions. Russia, which has reported the world’s third most coronavirus cases, confirmed 8,946 new infections on Monday, … Read More


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Coronavirus forces Russia to hold slimmed down Victory Day in blow to Putin

05 May, 2020 11:16 am 11:16 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia marks 75 years since the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on Saturday, but the coronavirus outbreak has forced it to scale back celebrations seen as boosting support for the Kremlin. With coronavirus infections rising, President Vladimir Putin last month postponed the highlight of Victory Day celebrations, a … Read More


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Russian parliament backs move to keep Putin in power

03 March, 2020 9:33 pm 9:33 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday, raising the prospect he could clock up over three decades in the Kremlin. Putin, 67, who has dominated Russia’s political landscape for two decades as either president or prime minister, made … Read More


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Putin holds talks with Erdogan to seek Syria ceasefire

03 March, 2020 10:56 pm 10:56 pm

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Thursday with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan over a potential ceasefire in northern Syria and offered condolences over the recent killing of Turkish soldiers there. Putin, speaking beside Erdogan at the start of talks, said the situation in Idlib province, where their armies are facing off in … Read More


Putin, shake-up, power, 2024, cabinet, steps aside

Putin shake-up could keep him in power past 2024 as cabinet steps aside

01 January, 2020 11:41 am 11:41 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and his cabinet stepped down. Most importantly, Putin suggested diminishing the powers of the presidency and beefing up those … Read More


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Putin proposes vote on constitutional shake-up that could extend his rule

01 January, 2020 9:11 pm 9:11 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping constitutional changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament and the prime minister, a move that could allow him to extend his rule after leaving the Kremlin. In power as either president or prime minister since 1999, Putin, 67, … Read More


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Putin opens Russian rail route to annexed Crimea

12 December, 2019 11:39 pm 11:39 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) –President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened a rail route linking Russia’s two biggest cities to Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and said it proved that the country could deliver on giant infrastructure projects. Putin inaugurated the passenger service by personally taking a train across the road and rail bridge which … Read More


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Trump says he will meet Putin at G20 summit next week

06 June, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at next week’s G20 summit in Japan. In an interview on Fox News, Trump said he would hold meetings with Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump confirmed earlier this week he would be meeting with Xi. “I … Read More


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Previous govts did nothing to improve ties with Russia, Putin tells PM Khan

06 June, 2019 9:15 am 9:15 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Complaining about unusual behavior of previous Pakistani governments, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Prime Minister Imran Khan that successive Pakistani governments did nothing to improve ties with Russia. The government sources unveiled the conversation between Imran khan and Putin during the meeting on the sidelines of the recent SCO summit in … Read More


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PM Imran Khan, Russian President Putin discuss matters of mutual interest

06 June, 2019 9:58 pm 9:58 pm

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan held an informal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the 19th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Thursday. They discussed the matters of mutual interest. Both leaders will hold one-on-one meeting on … Read More


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Putin, battling ratings slump, reviews Red Square military parade

05 May, 2019 10:56 pm 10:56 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin watched intercontinental nuclear missile launchers roll across Red Square on Thursday as Russia put on its annual show of military might to mark the Soviet Union’s World War Two victory over the Nazis. Battling a ratings slump as Russia grinds through a sixth consecutive year of falling real incomes, … Read More


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Putin says US guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearise

04 April, 2019 7:39 pm 7:39 pm

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first face-to-face talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that US security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear programme. Putin and Kim held a day of talks on an island off the Russian … Read More