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    Problems fixes all over Russia after appeals on Putin’s show
    Apr15

    Problems fixes all over Russia after appeals on Putin’s show

    In just one day, roads of a Siberian city were repaired, swindled fishery workers got wads of cash and a child prodigy was invited to go a Crimean summer camp. The one thing that made it possible was President Vladimir Putin’s call-in show where distressed Russians appealed to the country’s leader to solve their problems. … Click to...

    Russia’s top diplomat in Japan to discuss leaders’ meetings
    Apr15

    Russia’s top diplomat in Japan to discuss leaders’ meetings

    Top diplomats from Japan and Russia were making preparations in Tokyo on Friday for their leaders’ meetings later this year, hoping to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russia’s top diplomat in Japan to discuss leaders’ meetings
    Apr15

    Russia’s top diplomat in Japan to discuss leaders’ meetings

    Top diplomats from Japan and Russia were making preparations on Tokyo on Friday for their leaders’ meetings later this year, hoping to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin On Kadyrov, Groysman and Russia’s Next First Lady
    Apr15

    Putin On Kadyrov, Groysman and Russia’s Next First Lady

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about drowning world leaders, visiting Crimea instead of Turkey and the possibility of his country getting a new first lady during his annual call-in ‘telefon’ show on Thursday. The show got off to an awkward start when Putin decided to answer the first video call before sitting down at his desk. He...

    Vladimir Putin Calls Panama Papers a U.S. ‘Provocation’
    Apr15

    Vladimir Putin Calls Panama Papers a U.S. ‘Provocation’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed media reports that billions of dollars in Panama offshore accounts might be linked to him as a U.S.-backed “provocation”, as he told ordinary Russians that the country’s economic crisis will ease next year. The leak of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm...

    Putin assures Russians economy on the mend
    Apr15

    Putin assures Russians economy on the mend

    MOSCOW — Mixing wry jokes with economic statistics, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation during his annual marathon call-in TV show Thursday, promising that its troubled economy will rebound and vowing to make other countries take account of Russia’s interests. Putin answered questions from adults and children from...

    Ukraine elects new prime minister amid internal turmoil, corruption
    Apr15

    Ukraine elects new prime minister amid internal turmoil, corruption

    The government hopes the appointment will end a months-long political crisis but reformers instead say it gives Ukraine’s oligarchs a free hand. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russian President Putin covers political issues and private life at annual call-in show
    Apr15

    Russian President Putin covers political issues and private life at annual call-in show

    The question from 12-year-old Varya Kuznetsova to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday went something like this: If Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were drowning, whom would Putin save first? The question, among several million submitted for… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Biden Urges Speedy Reforms In Call With New Ukrainian PM Hroysman
    Apr15

    Biden Urges Speedy Reforms In Call With New Ukrainian PM Hroysman

    The White House says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged new Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman to quickly implement reforms in a telephone call after Ukraine’s parliament approved the new premier on April 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Just Got a New PM. What It Needs Is Reform.
    Apr15

    Ukraine Just Got a New PM. What It Needs Is Reform.

    Matthew Rojansky Politics, Eurasia A fresh face isn’t enough to fix corruption. The resignation on Sunday of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the man who became Ukraine’s “kamikaze” prime minister in the aftermath of the 2014 Maidan Revolution, created an immediate power vacuum in Kyiv. But that vacuum was filled predictably quickly with the...