Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician who has served as the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. He was also the prime minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of Russia's political system on Monday, submitting a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will create a new center of power outside the.. Reuters - Published
Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional changes, which it cast as a ploy for Putin to.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the crisis triggered by the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a..
Increasing numbers of Syrian students are learning Russian as a foreign language in public schools, a move that reflects the extent to which Syrian-Russian relations have grown since the war started in..
President Donald Trump once berated former national security adviser Michael Flynn and other senior staff members. Business Insider reports Trump was furious they failed to arrange a call with Russian..
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the potential for arms control in a phone call on Sunday, the White House said. Roger Fortuna..
Over 1,000 people marched through Moscow on Sunday in an event a Kremlin critic tried to turn into a protest against a constitutional shake-up by President Vladimir Putin, but many demonstrators chose.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday there would be no normalization of the two countries' relations until Moscow ends its "destabilizing activity" that.. Reuters - Published
President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he did not want Russia to return to the late Soviet-era practice of having lifelong rulers who died in office without a proper succession strategy. Reuters - Published
MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday the Berlin Conference on Libya, which he plans to attend Sunday, the.. WorldNews - Published
An opposition politician in Moscow urged Russians on Friday to take to the streets this weekend to protest against sweeping constitutional reforms floated by President Vladimir Putin. Reuters - Published
Australian firefighters report from the frontline of the inferno; brutal gender attacks are still happening in India, but now the women are learning to fight back; Putin announces an unknown as.. France 24 - Published
Few people on the streets of Moscow on Thursday had heard of Mikhail Mishustin, the former Federal Tax Service chief plucked from relative obscurity by President Vladimir Putin this week to serve as.. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Thursday, January 16: Articles of impeachment go to the Senate; Ukrainian police open investigation into Yovanovitch surveillance; Putin fast-tracks constitutional changes;.. USATODAY.com - Published
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his.. WorldNews - Published
Russia's lawmakers approved Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister on Thursday in a lower house vote, less than 24 hours after President Vladimir Putin nominated him for the role. ...... WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump may discuss the reported hacking of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma the next time he talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told.. Reuters - Published
Russia's new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, promised on Thursday to speed up work on achieving national goals set two years ago by President Vladimir Putin across a wide range of policy areas from.. Reuters - Published
The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a "January revolution", a major political overhaul.. Reuters - Published
President Vladimir Putin nominated a new prime minister on Wednesday 15 January after the shock resignation of Dmitry Medvedev, who has been at the head of the government since 2012. Medvedev will be.. France 24 - Published
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree appointing Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister, shortly after the former head of the tax service won the backing of parliament. Reuters - Published
Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed sweeping changes to the country's political system that would shift powers away from the presidency in favor of parliament and the prime minister. Reuters - Published
President Vladimir Putin's nominee for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, told parliament on Thursday that social pledges made by Putin during his state of the nation speech will cost 4 trillion rubles.. Reuters - Published
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Regina Smyth, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Russia’s prime.. WorldNews - Published
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia’s leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term.. WorldNews - Published
Mikhail Mishustin, President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice to become Russia's prime minister, is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a "technocratic placeholder." Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him leeway to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after.. Reuters - Published
Russian President Valdimir Putin has suggested the head of Federal Tax Service as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister after the government resigned earlier on Tuesday. Mikhail Mishustin, 53,.. WorldNews - Published
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday formally put forward Mikhail Mishustin, the little-known head of Russia's Federal Tax Service, to be Russia's new prime minister, the Kremlin said. Reuters - Published
President Vladimir Putin announced measures on Wednesday to boost Russia's birth rate, describing them as vital to the country's future though they are projected to cost at least $6.5 billion this year.. Reuters - Published