Former Putin allies question course Kremlin is taking

Apr 1, 2015

Former Putin allies question course Kremlin is taking

As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy. Putin’s approval ratings peaked last year as the Kremlin annexed Ukraine’s ...

Apr 1, 2015

Putin creates new agency to 'unite Russian nation'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new government agency to oversee ethnic issues, according to an official decree. The proposed agency will “implement measures directed at fortifying the unity of . . . the Russian nation,” it said. It ...

Mar 31, 2015

Slain Nemtsov's report proves Russian army in Ukraine, ally says

Research collected by the slain anti-Kremlin leader Boris Nemtsov shows evidence that Russian troops fought and died in the conflict in Ukraine, fellow opposition activist Ilya Yashin said. The report is being completed and will be published in April, Yashin said on Facebook on ...

Putin reviews war games, says more to come

Mar 25, 2015

Putin reviews war games, says more to come

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a recent Russian military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year, a show of force that comes amid a bitter strain with the West over Ukraine. Reflecting the tensions, U.S. and other ...