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#Vladimir Putin

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Putin's main rival given suspended sentence - now he can't run against the president in the 2018 election

Alexei Navalny was today convicted of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 3 February, 2017

Kremlin critic hospitalised after suffering organ failure

John McCain said he was “heartbroken” by the news.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Theresa May is first in line as world leaders gear up to meet President Trump

Trade deals will be high on the agenda, as May looks to US-UK cooperation post-Brexit

# vladimir-putin - Friday 6 January, 2017

US intelligence says Putin ordered hacking campaign to help Trump win

A new report says the Russian president acted on grudges against the US after being embarrassed by the Panama Papers and the Olympic doping scandal.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 23 December, 2016

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment Cold War Of Words This post contains videos

Trump 'calls for arms race' after nuclear weapons comment

The US President-elect had said the US needs to expand its nuclear capabilities until “the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'

The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Putin and Trump named the world's most powerful men

“From the motherland to Syria to the US presidential elections, Putin continues to get what he wants.”

# vladimir-putin - Friday 9 December, 2016

Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign

The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 28 November, 2016

Wife of Putin aide performs controversial 'Holocaust dance' on Russian celebrity ice dancing programme Ice Age This post contains videos

Wife of Putin aide performs controversial 'Holocaust dance' on Russian celebrity ice dancing programme

Tatyana Navka and her partner performed a dance to a song from Holocaust drama Life Is Beautiful while dressed as concentration camp internees.

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 26 November, 2016

President Higgins expresses his "great sadness" upon hearing of Fidel Castro's death

Donald Trump, meanwhile, called Castro a “brutal dictator who oppressed his people for six decades”.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 21 November, 2016

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"

Since taking office in June, the foul-mouthed Duterte has upended the Philippines’ historical military alliance with the United States.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US

A lot of far-right leaders are very happy with the election result.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 20 October, 2016

As new grope-accuser comes forward, Trump says he will only accept the election result "if I win"

The billionaire mogul says he will accept a “clear election result” next month, but he will reserve the right to challenge the outcome if he feels it is “questionable”.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote

The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.

# vladimir-putin - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Michael Conlan trolls Vladimir Putin - it's the sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere

Michael Conlan trolls Vladimir Putin - it's the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Derval O’Rourke is impressed with Jerry Kiernan’s new haircut.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

From The42 Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today Squad Trim

Putin to meet dope-tainted Team Russia before they depart for Rio today

Despite over 100 bans, a sizeable group of Russian athletes will depart Moscow today.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

WADA chief has framed photo of him shaking hands with Vladimir Putin in his house

The Financial Times paid a visit to his Glasgow home and certainly got more than they asked for.

The FBI think Russia is behind the hacking of Democrat emails

Clinton’s campaign say Russia wanted to help Trump’s campaign because of their bromance.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The42 Russian footballers punished over €250,000 champagne binge Excess

Russian footballers punished over €250,000 champagne binge

Midfielder Pavel Mamayev and forward Alexander Kokorin allegedly splashed out on 500 bottles of the alcoholic drink.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 4 April, 2016

Putin and Cameron among world leaders and celebrities connected with high-profile Panama Papers

The enormous leak of tax-related documents sees multiple world leaders connected, together with celebrities like soccer star Lionel Messi and actor Jackie Chan.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 17 March, 2016

The Kremlin is NOT happy with Donald Trump's latest ad Putin The Boot In This post contains videos

The Kremlin is NOT happy with Donald Trump's latest ad

It calls Vladimir Putin and Islamic State America’s “toughest opponents”.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

From The42 Lokomotiv player taunts Turkey with pro-Putin shirt Controversy

Lokomotiv player taunts Turkey with pro-Putin shirt

To the joy of home fans, Fenerbahce won the match 2-0.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The42 Report says Vladimir Putin may have been consulted on doping Dopes

Report says Vladimir Putin may have been consulted on doping

The report also concludes there was no way the IAAF could have been unaware of the extent of doping in Russia.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 7 December, 2015

Here is the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year

Trump and Merkel are up against the leader of Islamic State.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Watch: Vladimir Putin has brought a terrifying weapon with him into Syria Blazing Sun This post contains videos

Watch: Vladimir Putin has brought a terrifying weapon with him into Syria

The ‘Blazing Sun’ flamethrower missile is reportedly being deployed against Isis militants in the west of the country.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# vladimir-putin - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Outrage as Putin and Berlusconi drink $100,000 bottle of 240-year-old wine

The Russian leader and former Italian PM consumed a 1775 Jeres de la Frontera during a visit to a winery in the region.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 31 August, 2015

Chaos in Kiev: One killed and dozens injured in clashes outside parliament

Ukrainian authorities blamed nationalists for the trouble and said at least 30 people had been detained.

Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer Gym Swag This post contains images

Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer

In Soviet Russia, iron pumps you.

# vladimir-putin - Friday 10 July, 2015

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Vladimir Putin is nervous about starting yoga

“I’ll see what I am able to do based on my physical aptitude.” No more than yourself.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The EU and Russia are on a major collision course...

Over gas this time. The EU could end up fining Russian energy giant Gazprom up to €10 billion for abuse of competition…

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Cash-strapped Greece is cosying up to Russia now

The Greek prime minister has already said he doesn’t support sanctions against Russia.

# vladimir-putin - Monday 16 March, 2015

Calm down, Putin isn't dead

He appeared at a press conference with the leader of Kyrgyzstan earlier today.

# vladimir-putin - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to

The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public in a while.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Boris Nemtsov murder suspect: Police tortured me into confessing

The man claims he was beaten and subjected to electrical shocks.

# vladimir-putin - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas - but Russia hopes the 'Putin koala' was spared

The cull was because the animals were in poor health, the local government said.

# vladimir-putin - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Russia blames a US conspiracy as its debt is rated as junk

Things are really not going well for the country’s economy.