On Jan. 15, Putin gave his annual state of the nation address and unveiled “serious changes to the political system.” In response to proposed constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government resigned. But this move should not be seen as protest, argues Russia scholar Regina Smyth.
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes on Wednesday that would give him scope to extend his grip on power after leaving the presidency, and picked a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and his cabinet stepped down.
The railway portion of Europe's longest bridge opened Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. The infrastructure project cost around $3.5 billion and spans nearly 12 miles. But as far as many European leaders are concerned, it's nothing to celebrate.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in DC to meet with Trump administration officials. Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace says the optics of the visit, which comes on the heels of Ukraine-Russia peace talks, "could not be worse."
In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.
At the suggestion of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, many anti-Putin voters decided to vote for anyone other than a candidate from Vladimir Putin's party — even candidates that voters might otherwise find distasteful — in Russia's municipal elections.
President Bush built up close, personal relationships with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, but have those relationships paid off? The World's Jason Margolis has more.
Vladimir Putin is celebrating an anniversary today. The Russian prime minister has been at the top, or near the top, of the power pyramid in Russia for a decade. Jessica Golloher reports on Mr. Putin's successes and failures.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Russian journalist Seva Novgorodsev about a heated public exchange between a well-known Russian rock star and Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The topic was freedom of speech in Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is seen as a sportsman, a hunter, an athlete, a ï¿½manly man.' But what about Russian President Dmitry Medvedev? Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on the very different public images of Russia's leaders.
Russian president Dmitri Medvedev asserted himself this week by firing Moscow's powerful mayor. Now he faces another test ï¿½ what to do about Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Reporter Eric Niiler speaks with Khodorkovsky's lawyers.