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    Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power
    Mar18

    Significant moments in Putin’s 18 years of power

    MOSCOW: A look at some of the significant dates in Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power as Russia’s president and prime minister: December 31, 1999 — In a surprise address to the nation, President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation and makes Putin, the prime minister he appointed four months earlier, the acting president. May 7,...

    Putin widely accepted to emerge victorious in Russian polls
    Mar18

    Putin widely accepted to emerge victorious in Russian polls

    MOSCOW: Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. On Russia’s eastern edge, in the Pacific coast city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, polling stations opened at 2000 hrs...

    Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term
    Mar18

    Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of the Almazov National Medical Center in St Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Photo: AP YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out...

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term
    Mar18

    Russia votes with strongman Putin set for fourth term

    Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, is polling at around 70 percent ahead and is expected to win a historic fourth term in the presidential election on Sunday. – AFP photo Russians headed to the polls Sunday in elections set to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic fourth Kremlin term, as the country faces increasing...

    Isolated but defiant, Russia set to re-elect strongman Putin
    Mar18

    Isolated but defiant, Russia set to re-elect strongman Putin

    MOSCOW: Russia was on Sunday set to elect Vladimir Putin to a historic fourth Kremlin term, as the country faces increasing isolation over a spy poisoning in Britain and a fresh round of US sanctions. Since taking power 18 years ago, Putin has stamped his total authority on the country, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow’s lost...

    Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls
    Mar18

    Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

    A combination picture shows candidates in the Russian 2018 presidential election, including (top, L-R) Vladimir Putin, Pavel Grudinin, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Ksenia Sobchak, (bottom, L-R) Grigory Yavlinsky, Sergei Baburin, Boris Titov, and Maxim Suraikin. REUTERS/Staff/FilesPETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY: Russians began voting in a presidential election...

    Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat
    Mar17

    Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat

    Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. The post Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat appeared first on Inquirer News. …read more Source: The Philippine Daily...

    Theresa May exploding over a ‘maybe’?
    Mar17

    Theresa May exploding over a ‘maybe’?

    America should take the responsibility for this new arms race To add to the growing global influence of Russia, Putin has recently unveiled a new generation of missile technology which has rendered the scope American Missile Defense Shield useless. During the heightened tensions over America’s plan to surround Russia with Missile Defense...

    Catholicos Garegin II blesses groundbreaking ceremony of new Armenian church in Kiev
    Mar17

    Catholicos Garegin II blesses groundbreaking ceremony of new Armenian church in Kiev

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    Eight injured in Georgia ski chair lift crush
    Mar17

    Eight injured in Georgia ski chair lift crush

    Ski lift accident in Georgia. Photo: Iryna JadakAt least eight tourists, including a pregnant woman from Sweden, were injured on Friday when a chair lift ran out of control in the Georgian ski resort of Gudauri, officials said.Video of the accident showed skiers being flung out of their chairs as they turned a bend as other resort visitors...

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