Vladimir Putin


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Diplomacy
La porte-parole du ministère russe des Affaires étrangères, Maria Zakharova, lors d'un briefing sur la politique étrangère à Moscou, en Russie, le 12 mars 2021

Russia’s Foreign Ministry accuses Israel of using ‘disproportionate force’ in Gaza

Moscow also criticized Israeli gov't for 'triggering widespread protests in the West Bank' over Nablus raid

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Diplomacy
L'entrée du bureau de l'Agence juive pour Israël à Moscou, en Russie, mercredi 27 juillet 2022.

Jewish Agency prepares for possible closure in Russia

Israel continues to negotiate with Russian officials to allow the organization to continue its activities

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Diplomacy
Le président israélien Isaac Herzog lors d'une conférence du Conseil national des étudiants et de la jeunesse d'Israël à Jérusalem, le 8 mai 2022

Israel: President Herzog speaks with Russian counterpart Putin

Herzog 'elaborated on the issue of the activities of the Jewish Agency in Russia'

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Levant & Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin following talks in Moscow, Russia, on March 10, 2017.

Kremlin calls on Turkey not to 'destabilize' Syria

'Turkey has legitimate concerns for security reasons, which we, of course, take into account'

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Technology & Science
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi greets Russian President Vladimir Putin before a trilateral meeting on Syria with Turkish President in Tehran, Iran, on July 19, 2022.

Russia to put Iran satellite into orbit next week

'On August 9, 2022, a Soyuz 2.1B rocket is scheduled to be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome'

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Ukraine - Russia War
A Russian serviceman guards an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022.

Russia says could use nukes in response to ‘direct aggression’ by NATO states

'If Western countries try to test our resolve, Russia will not back down'

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Europe
This handout video grab released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows the launch of a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the the Admiral Gorshkov warship at a target in the Barents Sea, on November 29, 2021.

Russian fleet to acquire new hypersonic missiles in ‘coming months’ - Putin

Zircon cruise missiles have a maximum range of around 620 miles

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Europe
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu awarding Russian soldiers who were wounded during the war in Ukraine at the Central Military Clinical Hospital in Moscow, Russia, on June 29, 2022.

Wounded Russian soldiers find compensation elusive, despite Putin pledge

For some, little-noticed rules narrow the criteria for eligibility; for others, bureaucratic obstacles

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Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a cabinet meeting in Moscow, Russia, on July 25, 2022.

Putin sends letters to Lapid, congratulating him on taking office

In response, Israel's prime minister sent a letter of thanks to the Russian leader

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Diplomacy
Le chef de l'Agence juive pour Israël, Natan Sharansky, lors d'un discours à l'Assemblée générale des fédérations juives d'Amérique du Nord à Washington, le 9 novembre 2009

Former Jewish Agency chief says Israel 'shouldn't be blackmailed' by Russia

'The only freedom that still is not touched (in Russia) is the freedom of immigration'

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Europe
Filiale allemande du géant gazier russe Gazprom, à Berlin, en Allemagne,  le 5 avril 2022

Russia halts another Nord Stream turbine to further cut gas flow to Germany

Nord Stream 1 accounts for over a third of Russian gas exports to the EU

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Europe
Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko gives an exclusive interview to Agence France-Presse at his residence, the Independence Palace, Belarus' capital Minsk on July 21, 2022.

Belarus leader Lukashenko says country is 'authoritarian'

Belarus rights group Viasna says the country currently has 1,259 political prisoners

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Levant & Turkey
A Turkey-backed fighter looks out from a military position in the Syrian area of Jibrin in Aleppo's eastern countryside, towards the Kurdish-controlled area of Tal Rifaat, on July 19, 2022.

Turkey says it 'never asks permission' for Kurdish campaigns in Syria

'We won't ask anyone for permission in the fight against terrorism. It can happen one night, suddenly'

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Europe
Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on July 18, 2022.

CIA chief: Despite rumors, Putin is ‘entirely too healthy’

'I've heard him say this privately... that Ukraine is not a real country. Well, real countries fight back'

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Ukraine - Russia War
A painting showing the Nord Stream pipelines is displayed on a container near the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, on July 20, 2022

Russia restarts major gas pipeline, US warns of annexation

'Annexation by force would be a gross violation of the UN Charter, we would not allow it to go unchallenged'

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Levant & Turkey
Russian General Igor Konachenkov shows drones intercepted in the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, September 26, 2019.

Russia shoots down two drones in Syria

Russian military spokesman blames the attack on armed militants

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Ukraine - Russia War
View of the Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) receiving station, the Nord Stream 2 part of the landfall area, in Lubmin on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, northeastern Germany, on March 1, 2022.

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid new Putin warning

'Russia is blackmailing us. Russia is using energy as a weapon,' says Ursula von der Leyen

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Ukraine - Russia War
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on April 26, 2022.

Russia’s military aims in Ukraine no longer focused ‘only’ on Donbas - Lavrov

Russia's FM says Moscow's objectives will continue to expand if the West delivers long-range weapons to Kyiv

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Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a joint press conference with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts following their summit in Tehran, Iran, on July 19, 2022.

Russia's Putin warns EU of further gas supply cuts

'The result will be the same — a rise in prices. Prices will skyrocket'

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Ukraine - Russia War
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Tehran International Conference Hall in Tehran, Iran, on July 19, 2022.

Putin signals progress in Ukraine grain talks, thanks Erdogan

'Not all issues have yet been resolved, but the fact that there is movement is already good'

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Iran & Eastern States
In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after a joint news conference

Putin, Erdogan to discuss Ukraine grain export in Iran - Kremlin

Putin and Erdogan will also be joined by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to discuss Syrian crisis

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Iran & Eastern States
An Iranian student from the Islamic Basij volunteer militia stands on a US flag in the capital Tehran, Iran, during a protest against the US President Biden's visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia, on July 16 2022.

Iran accuses US of provoking Middle East ‘crises’

Tehran blames Washington for resorting 'to the failed policy of Iran-phobia'

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International
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the inauguration ceremony of the 'TurkStream' gas pipeline on January 8, 2020 in Istanbul.

Putin to travel to Iran next week for Raisi-Erdogan summit - Kremlin

'The president's visit to Tehran is being planned for July 19'

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Europe
A Greenpeace activist holds a banner in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, to demand from the government not to oppose EU sanctions on Russian oil, on May 30, 2022.

EU freezes Russian assets worth $13.8b over Ukraine invasion

Germany alone froze $4.48 billion in mid-June