Tagged: Putin

Putin: Confucius Peace Prize Winner 2011!

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s premier pacifist, has racked up yet another global accolade – the world renowned Confucius Peace Prize. The organisers awarded the prize to Putin for his outstanding contribution to world peace –...

Did Putin meet Reagan?

Speculation is whizzing around the internet that a photo from the 1980s shows a KGB-era Vladimir Putin standing next to US President Ronald Reagan in Red Square, pretending to be a tourist. Here’s the...

Medvedev’s speech – world misses point

Medvedev’s speech – world misses point

Dmitry Medvedev gives his first annual state of the nation speech, and announces that he’d like to extend the Russian Presidential term from 4 to 6 years. So what does the world’s press write...

Putin gets a Tiger for his Birthday

Putin gets a Tiger for his Birthday

Sometimes I think I’ve seen every bonkers story Russia has to throw at me.  Then I find out that someone has given Vladimir Putin a tiger cub for his 56th birthday. Old softie that...

A musical tribute to Russia’s leaders

A musical tribute to Russia’s leaders

A collection of the finest music videos paying tribute to Russia’s leaders. In no particular order. Enjoy! PS – some are a bit odd.

Russia writes off Libya debt – $4.6bn

Russia writes off Libya debt – $4.6bn

Russia has written off Libya’s $4.6 billion debt in exchange for bilateral trade deals. The world’s attention has been on the arms deal, but lower profile deals are more valuable.

Putin to be United Russia boss?

Putin to be United Russia boss?

Not content with being Russia’s next Prime Minister, it appears that Vladimir Putin also has his sights set on being the head of the ruling United Russia party. According to news reports, he’ll be announced as party boss next week.