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    Putin Sails to Big Victory, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud
    Mar19

    Putin Sails to Big Victory, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

    With final results due to be declared later Monday, Vladimir Putin appeared on course to be re-elected decisively in what one of his challengers described as a “filthy election.” Putin, who will serve another six-year-term bringing him just short of ruling Russia for as long as Communist dictator Joseph Stalin, didn’t wait for...

    Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud
    Mar18

    Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

    Russians turned up at polling stations Sunday in an election few voters had any doubts about who would emerge the winner. Soon after the polls closed in the enclave of Kaliningrad, preliminary results indicated incumbent President Vladimir Putin had secured victory in an election critics say was stage-managed. According to Russia’s election...

    From Paris with Love: Depardieu votes in Russian Election
    Mar18

    From Paris with Love: Depardieu votes in Russian Election

    One of Russia’s most famous citizens, French film star Gerard Depardieu, joined the millions who cast ballots in Sunday’s presidential election. Depardieu, a friend of President Vladimir Putin who presented him with a Russian passport in 2013 during a tax row between the actor and French authorities, voted at the Russian Embassy in...

    Putin Expected to Easily Win Russian Presidential Vote
    Mar18

    Putin Expected to Easily Win Russian Presidential Vote

    Russians are going to the polls Sunday for a presidential election that is certain to allow incumbent Vladimir Putin to retain his grip on power and the presidency. Putin has been in a position of leadership in Russia for 18 years. He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders. Each of the other candidates — a reality...

    Evolving ‘Super Candidate’ Putin Strategizing for ‘Super Majority’ Turnout
    Mar18

    Evolving ‘Super Candidate’ Putin Strategizing for ‘Super Majority’ Turnout

    In a Russian presidential campaign season in which Kremlin officials have insisted that candidates abide by federal election laws, numerous news outlets have reported President Vladimir Putin’s exception to the rule. Barred from leveraging so-called “administrative resources” — the bureaucratic machinery of various state-backed media,...

    Russians to Vote Sunday in Presidential Election; Putin Victory Expected
    Mar17

    Russians to Vote Sunday in Presidential Election; Putin Victory Expected

    Russians are to vote Sunday in a presidential election expected to result in another six-year term for Vladimir Putin, who has been in a position of leadership in Russia for 18 years. He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders. Each of the other candidates — a reality TV star and an ultranationalist among them — is...

    Putin Votes Cast From Crimea May Come at High Diplomatic Cost
    Mar17

    Putin Votes Cast From Crimea May Come at High Diplomatic Cost

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was in high spirits as he took the stage this week in Sevastopol, Crimea, addressing an ultra-patriotic concert rally marking the fourth anniversary of the internationally unrecognized referendum intended to legitimize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula. “Four years ago you made a...

    ‘Troll Factory’ Workers, ‘Putin’s Chef’ Among Russians Hit by New US Sanctions
    Mar16

    ‘Troll Factory’ Workers, ‘Putin’s Chef’ Among Russians Hit by New US Sanctions

    The latest U.S. sanctions against Russians are aimed at punishing those responsible for cyberattacks and attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. Washington said the issuing of the sanctions was also motivated by other factors, including the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in...

    Georgian President: West Awakening to Russian Security Threat in Historic ‘Moment’
    Mar16

    Georgian President: West Awakening to Russian Security Threat in Historic ‘Moment’

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is calling for American and European leaders to capitalize on what he calls a palpable, growing international consensus about the scope, magnitude and immediacy of national security threats posed by Russian election interference and suspected assassination attempts on foreign soil. “There is a ‘now...

    Doctors to Examine US Man Sought by Poland in Nazi Case
    Mar16

    Doctors to Examine US Man Sought by Poland in Nazi Case

    American authorities are moving ahead with Poland’s request to extradite a 99-year-old Minnesota man to be tried on allegations he was involved in a World War II massacre of civilians, Polish prosecutors said Thursday. Polish authorities issued an arrest warrant last year after opening a case following a series of 2013 reports in which The...

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