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Was Kudrin Offering Putin a Graceful Exit?

Is former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin offering President Vladimir Putin a graceful exit? This may be the logic behind Kudrin’s call last week for an early presidential election to secure a strong mandate for sweeping economic reform. 379 more words

World

Top Russian MP warns West against new sanctions

The head of the State Duma’s foreign relations committee has said new anti-Russian sanctions would only cause further alienation between Russia and the West without giving any help to Ukraine. 312 more words

World

Meet Russia's 'Respectables'

hey provide a dignified facade for a corrupt, authoritarian, and aggressive regime.

Some are adept at cloaking blatant lies behind a veneer of soothing diplomatic language. 802 more words

Russia

Putin's disappearance could be another genius ploy

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public since March 5, and the world is waiting to see if the 62-year-old casually returns or if his absence signals something far more serious. 738 more words

World

Did Vladimir Putin Pull a Don Draper?

Despite Peskov’s best efforts, the theories about what could be behind Putin’s mysterious absence have continued to swirl

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public since March 5, and depending on whom you ask, he’s either dead, has had a stroke, has cancer, is being overthrown in a palace coup, or, contrary to his spokesperson’s denials Friday, has been out of the public eye because he has fathered a lovechild. 505 more words

Politics

Unconfirmed Russian Internet rumors that Vladimir Putin is dead

DEBKAfile reports that Russian websites Thursday morning began running unconfirmed reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin had suddenly died. This has not been confirmed by any official in Moscow.

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Putin Says He'll Take a 10% Pay Cut

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he would take a 10% pay cut, as the country’s economy continues to stagnate.

The decision, effective March 1 through Dec. 92 more words