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What Putin’s New Constitution Means for Russia and the West. A series of constitutional amendments will cement Putin’s hold on power, change Russian life, and give the West fewer options for dealing with him.

What Putin’s New Constitution Means for Russia and the West

Russians will vote on a series of constitutional amendments on Wednesday that would allow Vladimir Putin, whose approval rating has lately been collapsing, to stay in power until 2036. The new laws would also give the president more authority to set Russia’s foreign policy agenda, extend his power into local affairs, help him block potential political challengers, and allow him to select candidates for ministerial posts — the latter, considered to be a swipe at Russia’s legislative assembly, the Duma.

Vladimir Putin pulled to floor by female judo star Natalia Kuzyutina - Business Insider. Putin Condemns Ukrainian People’s Unprovoked 1,000-Year Occupation Of South Russia. MOSCOW—Condemning the actions of the Ukranians over the past millennium as “completely unacceptable by the standards of free and civilized people,” Russian president Vladimir Putin condemned on Monday the unprovoked 1,000-year Ukrainian occupation of South Russia.

Putin Condemns Ukrainian People’s Unprovoked 1,000-Year Occupation Of South Russia

“We will no longer stand for this inexcusable and unjustifiable display of naked hostility by the Ukrainians, who have baselessly claimed legitimate residence in the region since settling the area in the 10th century,” said Putin, adding that the Ukrainian people’s hawkish and belligerent decision to continue living in villages and cultivating the land would not go unpunished. “Russia cannot be expected to sit back and do nothing while our Black Sea ports are overrun by Ukrainians, as they have been for the better part of recorded history. Does history not demonstrate that millions of South Russian civilians have perished in the occupied region since Oleg of Novgorod first captured Kiev in 882?

9 over-the-top, macho Putin stunts that were nowhere near as impressive as they seemed. ‘I Looked Into Putin’s Eyes and This Is What I Saw’ In May of 2000, I was asked to go to Russia to shoot an exclusive photo essay of Vladimir Putin for a major U.S. news magazine—but no prior arrangements had been made.

‘I Looked Into Putin’s Eyes and This Is What I Saw’

So, when I arrived in Moscow I asked the press office of the Russian foreign ministry if Putin, who had been appointed only a few months earlier, had any upcoming public appearances. I was told that he would be making a trip to Kursk, and I could join the Russian press corps that would accompany him. But it was emphasized many times that I would need to abide by strict rules of access. WATCH: Putin offers Comey ‘political asylum’ if he gets ‘persecuted’ by Trump.

Watch Oliver Stone Express Sympathy for Putin on 'Colbert' - Rolling Stone. Oliver Stone defended his soft approach interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Monday.

Watch Oliver Stone Express Sympathy for Putin on 'Colbert' - Rolling Stone

Stone's new four-part documentary, The Putin Interviews, debuted June 12th and continues through the 15th on Showtime. Stone interviewed Putin more than a dozen times over two years – an unprecedented amount of access for a Western interviewer. Colbert noted that many have criticized the director for being "too cozy" with the Russian President. Stone insisted he was merely polite and respectful. Vladimir Putin and the Little Green Men of the Internet. The future of Kremlin-backed information operations against Western governments looks a lot like Russia's deceptive campaign against Crimea in 2014.

Vladimir Putin and the Little Green Men of the Internet

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his weekend interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, said he was not the culprit behind the U.S. presidential election hacks of 2016 and argued the attacks could have been executed by anyone, even proud Russian patriots committing crimes against the Kremlin’s adversary without his personal knowledge. The denials are reminiscent of Putin’s assurances during the spring of 2014, when the Russian President claimed the masked soldiers armed with Russian weapons appearing in Eastern Ukraine were simply “local self-defense forces.” One year later, Putin admitted Russian soldiers had essentially invaded Ukraine. Putin says Megyn Kelly needs a pill for her ‘hysteria’ Putin in English: "Don't worry, be happy," as he trolls global freak out over Trump's climate change policy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again the voice of reason and calm in a sea of liberal left hysteria.

Putin in English: "Don't worry, be happy," as he trolls global freak out over Trump's climate change policy

Yes the hysteria is once again tied to Trump, but adding even more freak out power to the already triggered liberal left, is Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement and send planet earth hurdling towards its end. Found: Vladimir Putin's Patek Philippe 5208P Grand Complication For Sale At Antiquorum. Vladimir Putin, watch guy.

Found: Vladimir Putin's Patek Philippe 5208P Grand Complication For Sale At Antiquorum

Yup, our president's best frienemy is something of a horological connoisseur, and, as we've reported over the years, his collection includes everything from a Blancpain Aqualung that he wore while signing the treaty to annex Crimea to a range of other watches that make up six times what his declared yearly income is. Today, however, we've found the most impressive and expensive timepiece from the Putin collection, and it's coming up for sale. Trump’s new Russia expert wrote a psychological profile of Vladimir Putin — and it should scare Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin, November 2016.

Trump’s new Russia expert wrote a psychological profile of Vladimir Putin — and it should scare Trump

(Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MR. Hang-Gliding Putin Leads Flock Of Birds. Putin Destroys Decision To Ban Russian Athletes From Rio Olympics With Simple Logic [Video] - The Duran. Of course the banning of all Russian track and field athletes from the Rio Summer Olympics is “unjust”.

Putin Destroys Decision To Ban Russian Athletes From Rio Olympics With Simple Logic [Video] - The Duran

If this had been a US or UK athlete, think Lance Armstrong or Ben Johnson, the punishment would have been solely placed on only the individual athlete, not the entire team. What this clearly is, is soft western power being used to once again demonize Russia. Inaction man: Vladimir Putin slips up during all-star ice hockey game.

From bare-chested horse riding to swimming the icy waters of Siberia, Russian president Vladimir Putin is keen for the world to know of his physical prowess.

Inaction man: Vladimir Putin slips up during all-star ice hockey game

The fearless leader has been photographed hang-gliding, bob-sledding, diving the Black Sea and even hugging a polar bear. But even the most active of action men is not immune to taking a tumble. And Putin did just that on the ice at Sochi on Tuesday, when he slipped during an ice hockey game. Putin had been showing off his stick skills by scoring a goal and two assists in an amateur ice hockey game. The president, sporting a red jersey with blue trim and the number 11 on his back, led a team of officials, businessmen and former players to a 9-5 victory over an amateur selection in the annual Night Hockey League festival game, the Kremlin said. But the win came at a price. The undignified incident was captured by a rink-side photographer.

Reuters contributed to this report. Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image. Secret History Revealed — Putin Played Critical Role After The Pre-Planned Collapse Of The USSR. Youtube. Vladimir Putin, interview to the Italian newspaper «Il Corriere della Sera» Putin Spotted In Chicago Driving Ferrari, Dancing On St. Patrick’s Day Parade Float. ISIS Is A Clear Threat To The West That Must Be Stopped. The following is an op-ed written by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In recent months I have watched in stunned horror as a group armed with military weapons, trucks, and equipment has moved into and taken over a neighboring country. These disgusting savages who have effectively erased borders that have been in place for many years not only peril the sovereignty of nations, but also threaten to destabilize the entire region. I am of course referring to the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL).

It is just unbelievable to me that in this day and age, when we should be talking to each other diplomatically, we still have people who believe that force is the only option, and — make no mistake — they have used brutal tactics akin to Nazis to achieve their goals. They threaten to further destabilize the entire region, unless the West stands up and recognizes the threat it faces, and acts to stop it. Obama Accepts Putin's Invitation To Drinking Contest For Control of Ukraine. By Dick Scuttlebutt | PARIS, France — The world diplomatic community was stunned today when U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s challenge to a drinking contest. The stakes: control of Ukraine, which Russian troops invaded several months ago. Putin's Painting Fetches $1.1M at Auction. APNatalya Kurnikova, owner of a Moscow art gallery, raising a toast after buying Putin's painting, right, on Saturday. ST. PETERSBURG — Vladimir Putin's first painting fetched 37 million rubles ($1.14 million) at a charity auction in St.

Vladimir Putin's Divorce: The Russian President Is Officially A Single Man. John Kerry Poses As Masseuse To Get Few Minutes With Putin. MOSCOW—Having waited until the Russian leader was lying facedown on the massage table before quietly slipping into the room behind him, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is said to have posed as a masseuse at a high-end Moscow spa Monday in order to spend a few minutes alone with Vladimir Putin. Down the River With Vladimir Putin. By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR. Russian President Putin to Fight Zombies in Mobile Video Game. Putin To Offer Compensation Gift Over Super Bowl Ring Controversy. Vladimir Putin allegedly stole Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring. In 2005, Russian President Vladimir Putin walked away from a meeting in St.

Petersburg with Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, worth more than $25,000. Putin Pulls Off His Latest Feat - Flying With Migratory Birds. File:Vladimir Putin Cockpit TU-160 Bomber.jpg.