Vladimir Putin http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23165/all en UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians protest against ban on adoptions by Americans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Critics say Russia holding children hostage to politics</p> <p>* Demonstrators chant "Putin is a scoundrel!"</p> <p>* Ban dashes hopes of hundreds of American couples</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered for a march in Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, saying President Vladimir Putin's government had made orphans pawns in a political dispute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733750 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russians protest against ban on adoptions by Americans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Critics say Russia holding children hostage to politics</p> <p>* Demonstrators chant "Putin is a child-killer!"</p> <p>* Ban dashes hopes of hundreds of American couples (Adds quotes, colour, context, updates with march)</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska and Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people, some denouncing President Vladimir Putin as a "child-killer", marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733800 at http://www.globalpost.com French actor Depardieu sides with Putin, criticises opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/french-actor-depardieu-sides-putin-criticises-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - French actor Gerard Depardieu, recently awarded Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, has praised the former KGB spy and said his political opponents offer no real alternative.</p> <p>Depardieu, who has been accused in France of abandoning his homeland to avoid a proposed 75 percent tax for millionaires, told the state-run Rossiya-24 television that Putin personified Russia's complex and fascinating national character.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/french-actor-depardieu-sides-putin-criticises-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chess Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:15:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733911 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Anti-Putin jibe wins applause at Russian awards ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/anti-putin-jibe-wins-applause-at-russian-awards-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Magnitsky's first name)</p> <p>* Cartoonist criticises Putin over Magnitsky's death</p> <p>* Lawyer's death prompted sanctions row with Washington</p> <p>* Ceremony expected to be aired on state television</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A prominent Russian cartoonist won loud applause at a usually politics-free awards ceremony when he suggested President Vladimir Putin shared responsibility for the death of an anti-corruption campaigner in a Moscow jail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/anti-putin-jibe-wins-applause-at-russian-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Corruption in Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Technology Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737253 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian lower house backs bill to allow Putin to pick candidates to lead regions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-lower-house-backs-bill-allow-putin-pick-candidates-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Legislation would let regions allow Putin to choose candidates</p> <p>* Bill wins preliminary approval in State Duma</p> <p>* Popular elections were reinstated last year</p> <p>By Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament has given preliminary backing to a bill that would enable the country's 83 regions to scrap popular elections of their leaders in favour of a system that would let President Vladimir Putin choose candidates instead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-lower-house-backs-bill-allow-putin-pick-candidates-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738685 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian pollster says approval for Putin at 12-year low http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-pollster-says-approval-putin-at-12-year-low <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Independent pollster says Putin's approval rating at 62 percent</p> <p>* Figure is lowest since June 2000, early in first presidential term</p> <p>* Concerns about living standards a key factor in decline</p> <p>By Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve living standards have pushed his public approval rating to its lowest in more than 12 years, an independent polling agency said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-pollster-says-approval-putin-at-12-year-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Business Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Health Labor Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738774 at http://www.globalpost.com Church should have more control over Russian life - Putin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/church-should-have-more-control-over-russian-life-putin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russia should abandon "vulgar" understanding of secularism</p> <p>* Putin looking to rally conservative support</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the Orthodox Church should be given more say over family life, education and the armed forces in Russia, as he celebrated the leadership of its head Patriarch Kirill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/church-should-have-more-control-over-russian-life-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Europe Europe Religion Russian Orthodox Christians Technology Vladimir Putin War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743510 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Russia on track for Sochi GP - Putin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/formula-one-russia-track-sochi-gp-putin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia is ready to host the Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi after it holds the Winter Olympic Games in the southern Black Sea city in 2014, President Vladimir Putin told the motor racing supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Monday.</p> <p>Putin has already agreed with Ecclestone to hold Formula One races at a circuit being built around the Sochi Olympic Park, the first time Russia will have hosted such an event.</p> <p>"I am happy to say that our project is developing," Putin told Ecclestone at a meeting in Sochi, in comments released by the Russian government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/formula-one-russia-track-sochi-gp-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Formula One Russian Orthodox Christians Sports Vladimir Putin AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745469 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberal Russian governor faces ouster as Putin tightens grip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/liberal-russian-governor-faces-ouster-putin-tightens-grip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Liberal governor faces vote of no confidence</p> <p>* Belykh has connections with Kremlin opponents</p> <p>* Putin seeks to rein in regions, reassert authority</p> <p>By Timothy Heritage</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's attempts to reassert his grip on Russia after months of protests look likely to force the removal of one of the few liberal leaders outside Moscow.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/liberal-russian-governor-faces-ouster-putin-tightens-grip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Russia Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746452 at http://www.globalpost.com Man attempts self-immolation on Red Square: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/man-attempts-self-immolation-red-square-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An elderly Russian man set himself on fire for a few seconds on Moscow's Red Square outside President Vladimir Putin's offices in the Kremlin, Interfax quoted a law enforcement source as saying on Friday.</p> <p>"An elderly man tried to set himself on fire," the news agency quoted the source as saying.</p> <p>"The flames were going for three or four seconds. Then a law enforcement official arrived at the scene and put them out."</p> <p>The source said the man, whose age was not specified, did not suffer severe injuries and walked on his own to the ambulance that had rushed to the scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/man-attempts-self-immolation-red-square-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics Vladimir Putin AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749944 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Suicide bomber kills three police in Russian Caucasus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-three-police-russian-caucasus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Six in hospital, one person unaccounted for</p> <p>* Suicide bomber struck at police check point (Adds Interior Ministry statement)</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three policemen and wounded another six in Russia's North Caucasus on Thursday, hours before President Vladimir Putin was to meet with officials to discuss security ahead of next year's Winter Olympics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-three-police-russian-caucasus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caucasus Emirate Entertainment Politics of Russia Second Chechen War Terrorism Terrorism in Russia Vladimir Putin War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755240 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin refuses to return disputed Jewish archive to US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/putin-refuses-return-disputed-jewish-archive-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he refused to return a historic but disputed Jewish archive to the United States because doing so would "open a Pandora's box".</p> <p>He spoke after a US judge slapped a daily fine of $50,000 (37,500 euros) on Moscow last month for its failure to comply with a 2010 order to return the sacred texts. </p> <p>Putin's international cultural cooperation representative Mikhail Shvydko said at the time that the ruling "doomed" the chances of the archive ever being sent to the United States. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/putin-refuses-return-disputed-jewish-archive-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760380 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin ally quits Russian parliament in property scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/putin-ally-quits-russian-parliament-property-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pekhtin denies wrongdoing over Florida apartments</p> <p>* Resignation could help defuse criticism of Putin</p> <p>* $50 bln left Russia illegally in 2012 - c.bank chief</p> <p>By Timothy Heritage</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An ally of Vladimir Putin resigned from the Russian parliament on Wednesday to fight accusations that he failed to declare ownership of property in the United States and to protect the reputation of the president's party.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/putin-ally-quits-russian-parliament-property-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Law Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Technology Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:15:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760958 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin to visit Germany in April for trade fair: organisers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/putin-visit-germany-april-trade-fair-organisers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Germany in April to attend the Hannover Messe, the world's biggest industry and trade fair, together with Chancellor Angela Merkel, organisers said Thursday.</p> <p>Putin, whose country will be guest of honour, is due to participate in the annual fair's opening event on April 7 and a tour of the stands the following day and on both occasions will meet Merkel, according to a written statement.</p> <p>The German chancellor will officially open the April 8-12 trade fair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/putin-visit-germany-april-trade-fair-organisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Chancellors of Germany Government Vladimir Putin AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:16:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762105 at http://www.globalpost.com