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Sniper Putin: Russian president tests new Kalashnikov marksman rifle (VIDEOS)

Footage captures Russia’s president, who got his hands on a modern sniper rifle from renowned weapons-maker Kalashnikov, picking off targets at a distance of 600 meters. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited an exhibition of the Kalashnikov Concern in Patriot Park outside Moscow on Wednesday. And he didn’t just inspect the military hardware – he got up-close and personal with one ...

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EU encourages migration by offering large social benefits, why would the flow stop? – Putin

The flow of migrants arriving in European countries is unlikely to stop until the EU itself addresses the issue and reviews its policies, which effectively “encourage” immigration, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The European Union should address immigration and should not expect the problem to somehow fix itself, Putin said on Tuesday, following talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor ...

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Putin & Orban need each other more than ever, but do they dare come closer during Moscow talks?

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban arrives in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin on Tuesday with both states under diplomatic siege. Will the two downplay their political affair in front of Europe’s judging eyes? Nominally, there is nothing notable about Orban’s one-day visit: he was last in Moscow just two months ago for the World Cup final, and the agenda made ...

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Russian liberals ask Putin to fire National Guard commander over fisticuffs challenge to activist

The head of one of Russia’s oldest liberal parties has asked President Vladimir Putin to fire National Guard commander Viktor Zolotov after he challenged a prominent anti-corruption activist to a hand-to-hand fight. In her letter to the president, the chairman of the Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, suggested that General Zolotov’s video address, which issued a challenge to Aleksey Navalny, could ...

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Steel march: Putin reviews troops & armor on parade during massive military drills (PHOTO, VIDEO)

President Putin opened a spectacular troop review that saw Russian and Chinese armor, troops and warplanes parade through a training ground in Siberia. The parade was part of the Vostok 2018 exercise, the biggest in decades. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on Thursday to observe the main part of the Vostok 2018 war games, in which Russian, Chinese, and Mongolian ...

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Putin offers Japan’s Abe peace treaty by end of year without preconditions

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Japanese leader Shinzo Abe a peace treaty between the two countries without preconditions by the end of the year. The two leaders met on Wednesday at the Eastern Economic Forum taking place in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East. “Let’s conclude a peace treaty – not now but by the end of the year, without any ...

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Putin & Xi cook pancakes, devour them with Russian caviar and vodka (VIDEO)

Published time: 11 Sep, 2018 13:23 Edited time: 11 Sep, 2018 13:24 Chinese leader Xi Jinping was challenged to show his cooking skills by host Vladimir Putin, when the Russian president invited his guest to try a traditional dish: pancake with caviar chased down with a shot of vodka. Xi is visiting Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok, where an ...

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Communist chief Zyuganov says Putin should accept Donbass into Russia

The head of the Russian Communist Party says the conflict in eastern Ukraine will not end until the unrecognized republics of Donetsk and Lugansk become parts of the Russian Federation. “As far as Donbass is concerned, in Putin’s place I would accept it as part of Russia without any delay. First thing, we should recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk republics ...

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Putin press secretary backs police action against ‘provocative hooligans’

Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says police detentions during Sunday’s protests were perfectly legal and denounced the provocative actions of opposition leaders who attracted underage citizens to their events. “You know that police act in strict accordance with the law,” Peskov told reporters, referring to the rallies in Moscow. “You know that we are talking about events that never ...

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