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Putin: Sharon Tennison’s remarkable personal account with the leader

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Putin obviously has his faults and makes mistakes. Based on my earlier experience with him, and the experiences of trusted people, including U.S. officials who have worked closely with him over a period of years, Putin most likely is a straight, reliable and exceptionally inventive man. He is obviously a long-term thinker and planner and has proven to be an ... Read More »

Putin: America and its people are liked by people in Russia. It’s the politics of the US ruling class that is negatively viewed

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The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that no one had ever succeeded in doing so – and never will. (Photo: AFP) Speaking at a forum of the All-Russia Peoples’ Front in Moscow on Tuesday, the Russian leader said that history was not about to change, and ... Read More »

Gorbachev after G20: ‘Obama is a lame duck’

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called the US president a ‘lame duck.’ Commenting on the recent G20 summit in Australia, Gorbachev said he was disappointed in Obama and that he ‘thought better’ of the American leader. (Photo: Gorbachev, Reuters) “Obama is a lame duck. One must not finish the job in such a mediocre way. He just decided to throw ... Read More »

Two-thirds of Russians want Putin to remain president after 2018

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Sixty-six percent of Russian citizens want Vladimir Putin to continue at his presidential post for the next term, the latest opinion poll shows, RT reports. The respondents especially praised his efforts in foreign policy and in strengthening Russian military. (Photo: Reuters/RIA Novosti) According to the Public Opinion foundation, two thirds of Russians also claimed that Putin’s policies were fully in ... Read More »