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Putin claims support to Syrian rebels

Syrian rebels are being provided with military support and air cover against Islamist militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. If confirmed would be a shift in Moscow’s Syria policy

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Putin’s mind games with Turkey

Allah may have stolen the Turkish government’s sanity, but who stole Russian President Putin’s? Fiona Clark looks at the escalating tension between the two countries. If it weren’t enough to accuse the Turkish president’s family of being directly involved in funding terrorism by selling “Islamic State” (IS) oil, Russia’s president has now continued his verbal …

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Jitters in Russia as Putin pledges to punish Turkey

President Vladimir Putin has ordered a severe curtailment of bilateral relations with Turkey after the downing of a jet. Russians are worried about the consequences, Juri Rescheto reports from Moscow. Suddenly, everyone’s talking about Turkey. But most people don’t know what exactly they’re talking about, because many things are still unclear. Yesterday my friend Maksim …

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Putin’s anti-‘Islamic State’ coalition dilemma

The downing of a Russian bomber leaves Putin with some tough decisions. Will he change his views on Assad and join a broader anti-“IS” coalition or stick with an alliance of two with Iran? Fiona Clark reports. President Putin must be wondering where it all went wrong. It seemed for a moment that Russia had …

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Putin orders economic sanctions against Turkey over downing of jet

Vladimir Putin has approved a raft of economic sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces. The move came after Turkey’s Erdogan expressed regret over the incident. President Putin on Saturday signed a decree which bans the import of some Turkish products and forbids Russian firms from hiring …

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Russia was stabbed in the back: Putin

The incident took place during a very critical time while Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Iran, and French President François Hollande is in consultations with his US counterpart

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Putin, Syria and Pandora’s box

Russia plans to hit the “Islamic State” (IS) hard, but will it have the desired effect? Fiona Clark looks at some of the challenges at home and in Syria and what could be a Pandora’s box for the Russian bear. President Vladimir Putin seems to have learnt some verbal self-control since he came to power …

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Putin, Syria and Pandora’s box

Russia plans to hit the “Islamic State” (IS) hard, but will it have the desired effect? Fiona Clark looks at some of the challenges at home and in Syria and what could be a Pandora’s box for the Russian bear. President Vladimir Putin seems to have learnt some verbal self-control since he came to power …

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Russia’s President Putin orders doping investigation ahead of IAAF meeting on ban

The Russian president has formally called for an investigation into ‘state-supported’ doping following WADA allegations. The move comes ahead of a possible Olympics ban for Russian track and field athletes. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into allegations of systematic “state-supported” doping following a report by an independent commission from the World …

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Russia: Putin’s new pioneers

A new student movement will soon be set up in Russia again. Observers draw parallels to the Soviet era and emphasize the fact that Russian society is profoundly divided over its value system. “The Russian Schoolchildren’s Movement” is the name of the newly founded state youth organization. The day on which Vladimir Putin signed the …

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Lessons in popularity from Russia’s Putin

President Putin could write a handbook on “popularity for dummies,” as his ratings continue to rise. In Moscow, Fiona Clark looks at how he’s using textbook moves to win the hearts and minds of the Russian public. Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau might be the sexiest politician alive at the moment, but if you’re …

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Putin’s proxy war

President Putin turned 63 this week, but, as he savored his birthday cake, did the thought occur to him that he might have bitten off more than he could chew with his Syria strategy? Fiona Clark in Moscow investigates. Shortly after Russian warships fired 26 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea into Syria, some 1,500 …

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Putin and Obama spar ahead of UN talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed a UN resolution to consolidate the international fight against terrorism. Putin and US President Barack Obama offered competing views on Syria at the UN ahead of talks. Ahead of a meeting between the two men on Monday, both addressed the UN General Assembly. Putin and Obama appeared to differ …

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Netanyahu meets Putin amid fears of Russian military build-up in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Moscow’s weapon deliveries to Syria. The leaders focused on how to keep their armed forces out of each other’s way. At a meeting in Moscow on Monday, Netanyahu and Putin decided they would coordinate their military actions in Syria to avoid accidentally …

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