Vladimir Putin

Global Politics

Bush and his political friends

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.

Global Politics

Russia's new president

Russia got a new president today: Dmitry Medvedev took over from Vladimir Putin but no one thinks that Putin is going to fade away into obscurity, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.