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Trump-Putin hooker diplomacy: Darcy cartoon - cleveland.com

"The President said 'the hookers thing' is nonsense but that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin had told him ' we have some on the most beautiful hookers in the world' He did not say when Putin had told him this and I don't recall [ Redacted]." For ...

Putin's government says Russian students should return home from UK immediately so they can go to study or work in ... - Daily Mail

Vladimir Putin is seeking to radically boost the economy of eastern Siberia and Russia's Pacific rim to counter the negative impact of Western sanctions by expanding gas and oil production, gold and diamond mining, as well as nuclear energy and the ...

G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off - The National

The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations were gathered in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as provocation from Vladimir Putin's Russia. The envoys will also be keen to glean clues from their US ...

Is Trump Deceiving the Media About a Russian Deal? - American Spectator

After winning the presidency, virtually every foreign policy adviser to the president who shared this view has been conveniently removed from power. The president himself has been subject to one of the most invasive, politically charged investigations ...

This is Vladimir Putin's new car and it's a BEAST - Cartoq - Cartoq (blog)

Russian president Vladimir Putin is all set to get a brand new car, obviously with heavy armoring considering the various threats he faces to his life. Called the Cortege project, the car has been in development for a few years now and has just ...

In the Middle East Clash, There May Not Be Any Winner - The Wire

Amidst many distractions, Vladimir Putin's own fixation with his country's emergence as a major player in the Middle East and its implications for regional stability do not receive ample attention. Russia is striving to increase its strategic ...

Treasury Sec. Mnuchin meets with Russian counterpart on sanctions - CNN

The Treasury Department imposed sanctions against Russia on April 6 targeting Oleg Deripaska, who once had close ties to Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; Kirill Shamalov, an energy executive who married Putin's daughter; and Suleiman ...

Russian warships steam into Med 'as Vladimir Putin bids to match US and NATO' - Daily Star

Russian navy frigate Pytlivy and destroyer Smetlivy both sailed through the Bosphorus Strait today as they headed for Putin's navy base at Tartus. Both vessels are bristling with missiles and add to the large Russian navy presence in the Med. Up to 11 ...

America's paper tiger puts too much faith in Putin - The National

Indeed, the White House faction that has the president's ear believes Russia is a necessary partner in any long-term containment of China and more immediately, of Iran and Turkey. However, the mistrust between the US and Russia is still there, even as ...

The Russia Investigations: Comey At Imbroglio's Center, But Does He Bring Clarity? - NPR

Trump, as Comey described, was preoccupied in their discussions about the salacious allegations about him in the infamous Russia dossier. NPR has not detailed those allegations because the dossier remains partly unverified and the specifics about which ...

Russian President, Vladimir Putin's New Limousine — Is This Presidential Limo Better Than Trump's? - DriveSpark.com

Russian President, Vladimir Putin will soon be travelling in a new presidential limousine. Called the Kortezh (pronounced as 'Cortege'), the armoured Russian saloon has reportedly passed all the required safety tests. Vladimir Putin has been elected as ...

MAPPED: Russia nuke targets in the US as Trump and Putin risk WW3 - Daily Star

Predictions by the US's top emergency response agency FEMA reveal the terrifying possibilities of a nuclear attack by Russia on the US. Vladimir Putin has the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons at his fingertips, with Donald Trump just a hair's breadth ...

Inside THE KREMLIN: Incredible pictures expose heart of Vladimir Putin's power - Daily Star

The nerve agent poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, and the subsequent expulsion of diplomats; disputes over military action in Syria, and nuclear posturing in the Baltics have left international relations between Russia and the UK ...

Putin's New Wheels Will Crush The Opposition Without A Mark - Motor1.com

There's been a long development and testing period for Russian president Vladimir Putin's new luxury limousine – which is only understandable for one of the world's most powerful men – and now that the new car has passed its crash testing, it seems ...

Putin has another 6-year term — it'll be a rocky one for the US - mySanAntonio.com

This term is likely to be Putin's last. He can stay in power, but he is not likely to do so as president. That means he needs to find a successor. Here's a key internal situation that will dictate this choice: This person will have to be able to ...

Are we done with Russiagate? TIME leaves Putin off '100 most influential' list - RT

TIME's lineup includes many actors and actresses, activists, social justice celebrities and other stars of the day. One notable inclusion, in the Pioneers category, was former President Barack Obama's praise in the TIME magazine issue of five student ...

'Putin first leader to congratulate Trump' - Independent.ie

UK Prime Minister Theresa May thought she was the first world leader to congratulate Donald Trump after his inauguration, only to find that she had been beaten by Vladimir Putin. The revelation was contained in memos written by James Comey, the former ...

Russia 'CONFIDENT' World War 3 will NOT break out with Donald Trump after Syria attack - Express.co.uk

Moscow's Sergey Lavrov declared that he felt both Mr Putin and the Republican firebrand have the interests of “peace” at heart. He stated: “Speaking about the risk of a military confrontation, I feel absolutely confident in assuming that the militaries ...

News Wrap: Putin waiting for White House invitation follow-up - PBS NewsHour

Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, greeted some of the first people to file past. A private funeral will be held tomorrow. Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. A warning today to avoid eating all romaine lettuce from Southwestern ...

Review: From Cold War to Hot Peace by Michael McFaul — why western naivety lets Putin win - The Times

Vladimir Putin is the riddle that launched a thousand books. From Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Moscow, we learn of the Russian leader's chippiness, his perpetual tardiness, his fundamental lack of interest in the West, his self-absorption ...

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin ">[vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn]; born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party.

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2nd and 4th President of Russia
Assumed office
7 May 2012
Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
7 May 2000 – 7 May 2008
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Preceded by Boris Yeltsin
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of Russia
In office
8 May 2008 – 7 May 2012
President Dmitry Medvedev
First Deputy Sergei Ivanov
Viktor Zubkov
Igor Shuvalov
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
16 August 1999 – 7 May 2000
President Boris Yeltsin
First Deputy Nikolai Aksyonenko
Viktor Khristenko
Mikhail Kasyanov
Preceded by Sergei Stepashin
Succeeded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State
In office
27 May 2008 – 18 July 2012
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Leader of United Russia
In office
7 May 2008 – 26 May 2012
Preceded by Boris Gryzlov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Secretary of the Security Council
In office
9 March 1999 – 9 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Bordyuzha
Succeeded by Sergei Ivanov
Director of the Federal Security Service
In office
25 July 1998 – 29 March 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Kovalyov
Succeeded by Nikolai Patrushev
Personal details
Born Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
(1952-10-07) 7 October 1952 (age 64)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Our Home-Russia
Unity
Independent
United Russia
Other political
affiliations
People's Front
Spouse(s) Lyudmila Shkrebneva (m. 1983; div. 2014)
Children 2
Residence Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Saint Petersburg State University
Awards =Order of Honor of the Russian Federation Order of Honour
Signature
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch KGB
Years of service 1975–1991
Rank CCCP air-force Rank podpolkovnik infobox.svg Lieutenant colonel

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (/ˈptɪn/; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин; [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn]; born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party.

Born in Saint Petersburg, Putin studied German at Saint Petersburg High School 281, and speaks fluent German. He then studied law at the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1975. Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration, rising quickly through the ranks and becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999, when Yeltsin resigned. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election by a 53% to 30% margin, thus avoiding a runoff with his Communist Party opponent, Gennady Zyuganov. He was reelected President in 2004 with 72% of the vote.

During Putin's first presidency, the Russian economy grew for eight straight years, and GDP measured in purchasing power increased by 72%. The growth was a result of the 2000s commodities boom, high oil prices, and prudent economic and fiscal policies. Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008. The 2008 presidential election was won by Dmitry Medvedev, who appointed Putin Prime Minister, beginning a period of so-called "tandemocracy". In September 2011, after presidential terms were extended from four to six years, Putin announced he would seek a third term as president. He won the March 2012 presidential election with 64% of the vote, a result which aligned with pre-election polling. Falling oil prices coupled with international sanctions imposed at the beginning of 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Eastern Ukraine led to GDP shrinking by 3.7% in 2015. Under Putin's leadership, Russia has scored poorly on both the Democracy index and the Corruption index.

Putin has enjoyed very high domestic approval ratings during his career, and received extensive international attention as one of the world's most powerful leaders. In 2007, he was the Time Person of the Year. In 2015, he was #1 on the Time's Most Influential People List. Forbes ranked him the world's most powerful individual four times in a row from 2013 to 2016.

Vladimir Putin: Syria air strikes were an “act of aggression” - BBC News

The launch of air strikes on Syria will negatively impact peace talks, a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry has said, according to the state-run RIA news agency. Maria Zakharova said:...

James Comey Memos: President Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin & Prostitutes | The Last Word | MSNBC

Benjamin Wittes, Matt Miller and David Frum discuss James Comey's memos about his conversations with Donald Trump—including Comey's memo that detailed what Trump said Putin told him about...

Confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Part 1 | Megyn Kelly | NBC News

In this NBC News Special, Megyn Kelly travels to Russia for a rare exclusive sit-down interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Russia,...

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

Putin's intent on pushing back against the Western world order... and it appears to be working. Sources: 2:42 "Russian Hell" https://archive.org/details/RussianHell_MPEG Further reading:...

Vladimir Putin, जो किसी से नहीं डरता! देखिए KGB Agent से राष्ट्रपति बनने की पूरी कहानी

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Confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Part 5 | Megyn Kelly | NBC News

Megyn Kelly presses Russian President Vladimir Putin on Russia's involvement in Syria's civil war. Putin claims that the Syrian government's reported use of chemical weapons is "fake news."...