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3 hrs ago | St.Petersburg Times
Mass apathy and a scarcity of serious challengers to state-preferred candidates were the recurrent themes of Russia's nationwide voting day on Sunday, which pundits said attested to the Kremlin's tightening grip on all levels of the Russian electoral system. Voters in 84 of the country's 85 federal subjects were summoned to some 64,000 polling stations to elect 30 regional governors, 14 regional and 21 municipal legislatures, as well as other forms of regional authority.
5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
Remember Kim Jong Un? North Korea's dictator is overshadowed these days by Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not because he has mellowed. This month he test-fired short-range missiles for nearly the 20th time since January, while the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed evidence of new operations at the Yongbyon plutonium-processing facility.
10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional elections was characterized by favoritism towards the ruling party loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin and repression of its opponents, according to residents in Crimea who spoke to Reuters by telephone.
10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin . Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept.
12 hrs ago | Bracknell News
FORMER able seaman Ron Miller marched proudly into the Russian Embassy on Thursday last week to pick up a medal in commemoration of his years delivering supplies to the Soviets as part of the famous Arctic Convoys. It was another memorable day for the Second World War veteran, who now has a variety of medals on his blazer.
16 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine
Kyiv has accused pro-Russian separatists of jeopardizing Ukraine's fragile peace process by intensifying attacks on government troops, despite a nine-day old cease-fire. National Security and Defense Council spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy made the accusations on September 14, a day after Ukraine's military said it repelled a separatist attack on Donetsk airport.
Russians may give their President Vladimir Putin soaring approval ratings, but more than half of the country's inhabitants take no interest in politics or even dislike it, a recent poll indicates. About 30 percent of respondents said they were indifferent to Russian politics and did not care about the country's political affairs, while another 23 percent said they did not like politics and did not want to be bothered with it, the independent Levada Center pollster said in a survey released Thursday.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon spoke robustly about the importance of Nato nations working together to show Russia they would all be prepared to defend Ukraine against any threats from the east. The minister was visiting troops stationed on Salisbury Plain PICTURE: Richard Watt Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told Vladimir Putin that the British Army is "ready to defend our interests on Nato's eastern flank" and Britain was "not prepared to accept the kind of aggression he showed in Ukraine".
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Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia's energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country's current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth.
Heads of the SCO member states during the signing of joint agreements following the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit at Navruz Palace, Dushanbe. Heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization say that the crisis in Ukraine is spilling beyond the borders of the country and needs immediate action, while stressing that the only solution to the conflict lies in dialogue and consensus.
US stocks dropped Friday as the West slapped new sanctions on Russia and traders saw a higher chance the Federal Reserve next week will accelerate its timeline to raise interest rates. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 11.91 to 1,985.54, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 24.21 at 4,567.60.
On an overcast day in August, Russian President Vladimir Putin put aside his phone calls to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in order to speak with graduate students and teachers attending the 10th All-Russian Youth Forum at Lake Seliger near Tver, a city north of Moscow. Pro-Kremlin youth at the camp asked Putin about topics ranging from Ukraine to teachers' wages.
Columnist Ed Goldman is startled to learn that the president of Russia has a PR adviser, let alone an American firm. And just how bad would he be without advice? For the past few years, and reportedly for "tens of millions of dollars," the 80-year-old United States marketing firm Ketchum Inc. has been Russian President Vladimir Putin 's public-relations adviser, according to a brief article in the New York Times the other day.
President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to boost cooperation with China and former Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis . "I believe it is necessary to further improve the efficiency of our interaction to meet the challenges of the time," Putin said at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc, in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
Vladimir Putin relies on his people and the hardened psychology of Russian society that regards the collapse of the USSR as a defeat. 'He let the genie out of the bottle.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:27 pm
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