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Putin opens Russia’s $27bn Arctic LNG plant

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 14:43 Russia has opened a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the country’s northern region of Yamal. The first tanker with LNG was launched on Friday by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ice-breaking tanker is named after the former CEO of Total Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Russia. The tanker ...

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‘People’s support of Putin must be taken into consideration’ – Gorbachev

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:51 The first and only Soviet president and father of Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev, says that the great public support for Vladimir Putin can be explained by the people’s reluctance for change in an extremely complicated and tense international situation. Read more “Russia has a lot of problems in the current situation and the international situation ...

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Putin: Most accusations behind Russia Olympic ban unfounded

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 15:26 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 15:51 Most accusations, which led to Russia’s Olympics ban, were unfounded and based on the testimony of a man of “questionable” mental state, the Russian president said. He did, however, acknowledge that the country was partially to blame for the IOC decision. “Most of the accusations are based on ...

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Putin says he will run for next term in 2018

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 16:04 Russian President Vladimir Putin told workers at the Gorky Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod that he intends to register as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election, set for March 18 of next year. “Yes, I will run for… president of the Russian Federation,” Putin said. “There is no better place and better reason ...

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'Will you support me?’ Putin teases adoring crowd before announcing re-election bid (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:52 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:58 Vladimir Putin received a rapturous reaction from a Moscow crowd when asked whether he planned to run again for president, hours before he announced his nomination. Putin was taking part a Q&A session on stage at the Russian Volunteer Forum in Moscow on Wednesday afternoon, an event for ...

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‘Be ready at any moment:’ Putin promises to decide on elections participation in nearest future

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:31 Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a forum in Moscow that he plans to make a final decision on participating in the presidential election in the nearest future. His press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said an announcement could be made “at any moment.” “This is always a very responsible decision, for any person, because the ...

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Veteran Russian liberal names ‘Putin and his policies’ as main opponents at forthcoming elections

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 12:56 The founder of one of Russia’s oldest political parties, Grigory Yavlinsky, has said that he sees Vladimir Putin as his main and probably only opponent in the 2018 presidential elections, and sees “society as a whole” as his electoral base. “My main opponent is Vladimir Putin and his policies. He is my main and, ...

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Communists ask Putin to bring back monument to KGB founder Dzerzhinsky

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:19 The head of the Russian Communist Party Gennadiy Zyuganov has asked President Vladimir Putin to bring back a monument to one of the most prominent Bolshevik leaders: founder of the Soviet special services, Felix Dzerzhinsky. In a letter to the president, Zyuganov noted the “decisive role” that Dzerzhinsky played in the establishment of the ...

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