Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Russian pro-Putin party wins majority after crackdown; foes cry foul

Russia's ruling United Russia party, which supports president Vladimir Putin, retained its parliamentary majority after an election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, but opponents alleged ...

Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station after the last day of the three-day parliamentary election, in Moscow, on 19 September, 2021

Putin’s party set to retain parliament majority after polls

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the ballot

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia on 3 September 2021

Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as polls begin in Russia

Polls opened across the vast country on Friday after a year that saw a sweeping crackdown on president Vladimir Putin’s opponents, with Russians given the option of voting online

Russian service members of the Baltic Fleet forces of the Russian Navy walk out of voting booths at a polling station during a three-day parliamentary election in the Baltic Sea town of Baltiysk in Kaliningrad Region, Russia on 17 September 2021

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Russia regularly takes legal action against internet platforms for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs and suicide

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Putin self-isolates after Covid cases in inner circle

Putin had been due to travel to Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe for a regional summit later this week but in a call with president Emomali Rakhmon said he would not be able to attend in person

Putin self-isolates after Covid cases in inner circle

Russian minister dies trying to save man during Arctic exercise

He died while trying to save Alexander Melnik who had travelled to Norilsk to make a documentary about the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route

Russian minister dies trying to save man during Arctic exercise

Afghanistan

Putin hopes Taliban will be ‘civilised’

Russia has treaded carefully in its dealings with the militant group that swept to power in Afghanistan this summer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia on 3 September 2021

Ukraine president seeks Biden support against Russia after Afghan war

Ukraine's leader will ask president Joe Biden on Wednesday for firm US support on military modernisation, worried about rising Russian pressure days after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on 31 August, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia

Putin says world must prevent 'collapse' of Afghanistan

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday called on the global community to prevent the "collapse" of Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.

Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor after their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, 20 August, 2021

Russia says Afghan president fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

Russian president Vladimir Putin's special representative on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said earlier it was unclear how much money the fleeing government would leave behind

Russia says Afghan president fled with cars and helicopter full of cash
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