Vladimir Putin http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19261/all en Russia scandalized by Olympic mascot choice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110301/sochi-winter-olympics-mascot <p> How could a hip snow leopard, a cute rabbit and a pudgy polar bear cause such an outcry?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110301/sochi-winter-olympics-mascot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Dmitry Medvedev Sochi Sports Travel/Tourism Vladimir Putin Wildlife News Europe Culture & Lifestyle Russia Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:50:32 +0000 Miriam Elder 5627829 at http://www.globalpost.com Celebrating women Russian-style — with strippers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110307/putin-party-international-womens-day-strippers <p> Nearly 100 years after International Women&#39;s Day was first marked in Russia, it now works best to illustrate the sorry state of women&rsquo;s rights there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110307/putin-party-international-womens-day-strippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> gender equality Vladimir Putin World Leaders Europe Russia Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:32:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5629082 at http://www.globalpost.com Vladimir Putin dogged by recent corruption scandals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110314/corruption-investigations-vladimir-putin <p> As support for the prime minister&#39;s party falls, anti-corruption activists wonder whether the people have had enough.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110314/corruption-investigations-vladimir-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vladimir Putin World Leaders Europe Russia Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:36:56 +0000 Miriam Elder 5630634 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: call for Libya cease-fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110322/russia-putin-medvedev-libya-cease-fire <p> MOSCOW &mdash; Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called the resolution approving the no-fly zone in Libya &ldquo;deficient and flawed.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110322/russia-putin-medvedev-libya-cease-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dmitry Medvedev Libya Muammar Gaddafi Vladimir Putin World Leaders Conflict Zones Russia Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:05:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5632493 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians uniting against United Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110418/united-russia-vladimir-putin-anastasia-volochkova <p> MOSCOW &mdash; It is now cool to be anti-government in Russia. That&#39;s bad news for the ruling party, with elections scheduled for December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110418/united-russia-vladimir-putin-anastasia-volochkova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin World Leaders Europe Russia Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:18:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5638560 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin's new party? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/putins-new-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hints as to what the new "People's Front" might do. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miriam Elder </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Late last week, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came out of nowhere to announce he had created the All-Russia People&rsquo;s Front, a nebulous political idea that reminded some more <a href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/06/putins_puppets">of a scene from Monty Python&rsquo;s Life of Brian</a> than a move of any significance. The &ldquo;front,&rdquo; announced notably during the Victory Day holiday weekend, would unite &ldquo;political and social forces&rdquo; as Russia readies for parliamentary and presidential elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/putins-new-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin BRIC Yard Thu, 12 May 2011 16:19:57 +0000 Miriam Elder 5644358 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's Medvedev holds his first press conference, says little http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110518/dmitry-medvedev-russian-president-press-conference <p> MOSCOW &mdash; It was Medvedev&rsquo;s first-ever long-form meeting with Russia&rsquo;s domestic and foreign press, three years after becoming Russia&rsquo;s president upon being touched by the golden hand of Vladimir Putin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110518/dmitry-medvedev-russian-president-press-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin World Leaders Elections Russia Wed, 18 May 2011 16:37:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5645629 at http://www.globalpost.com See Vladimir Putin with two penises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110711/moscow-sex-museum-g-spot <p> MOSCOW &mdash; The new addition to this capital&#39;s nightlife has already irked the authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110711/moscow-sex-museum-g-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Vladimir Putin Entertainment Europe Culture & Lifestyle Russia Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:13:00 +0000 Miriam Elder 5670138 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians swarm "the front" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110722/russia-election-vladimir-putin <p> MOSCOW &mdash; An overwhelming militarism has overtaken Russia&rsquo;s political rhetoric.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110722/russia-election-vladimir-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vladimir Putin Elections Europe Russia Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:21:19 +0000 Miriam Elder 5671246 at http://www.globalpost.com Medvedev backs Putin to return as Russian president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110924/dmitry-medvedev-proposes-vladamir-putin-russian-president <p> Putin was previously president from 2000 to 2008, but was barred by Russia&#39;s constitution from a third successive term in office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110924/dmitry-medvedev-proposes-vladamir-putin-russian-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin Elections Politics Russia Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:32:00 +0000 News Desk 5676105 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev worried about Putin's "return" to Russian presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-democracy <p> Former Soviet Union leader Gorbachev said that serious changes are needed in Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Soviet Union Vladimir Putin World Leaders Politics Russia Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:33:22 +0000 News Desk 5676171 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian finance minister resigns over Putin, Medvedev job swap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-finance-minister-resigns <p> Medvedev said Kudrin&#39;s comments about the Kremlin&#39;s economic policy were &quot;improper... and can in no way be justified.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110926/vladimir-putin-president-dmitry-medvedev-russia-finance-minister-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin Politics Russia Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:16:39 +0000 News Desk 5676190 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: Putin advances Eurasian Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111026/russia-putin-advances-eurasian-union <p> MOSCOW &mdash; Backers admire the speed of progress; critics see a dangerous move to the imperialist past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111026/russia-putin-advances-eurasian-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vladimir Putin World Leaders Russia Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:21:09 +0000 Fred Weir 5679344 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: Vladimir Putin booed in Moscow (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111121/russia-vladimir-putin-booed-moscow-video <p> The jeers were edited out of footage played on later TV bulletins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111121/russia-vladimir-putin-booed-moscow-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vladimir Putin World Leaders Russia Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5681941 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia sets presidential elections for March 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111125/russia-sets-presidential-elections-march-2012 <p> Once the decision has been published later Friday in the official parliamentary paper, parties will be allowed to nominate their candidates and the presidential campaign will officially be on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/111125/russia-sets-presidential-elections-march-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vladimir Putin World Leaders Elections Politics Russia Fri, 25 Nov 2011 14:19:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5682487 at http://www.globalpost.com