Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Convention seen as vital to break Irans sense of economic isolation after US sanctions Vladimir Putin gratified the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US. But they were not meeting to publicly concur a united response […]

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Putin’s ex-wife weds ‘toy boy’ 21 years her junior – report

Moscow( CNN) Russia is abuzz with rumors about the love life of its former first lady, Lydmilla Putina, amid reports the 58 -year-old ex-wife of the Russian President may have secretly remarried. According to an investigation by an independent Russian-language news magazine, “Sobesednik, ” or “Interlocutor, ” the former Mrs. Putina appears to have changed […]

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Putin and the Panama Newspapers: Why power means more than money

Moscow( CNN) The Kremlin introduced a new word into the English language Monday: “Putinophobia.” It was in reaction to accusations from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist and its media partners, who say they obtained a collect of documents exposing — among other claims — a clandestine network that connects associates of Russian President Vladimir […]

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Putins Military Buildup in the Baltic Stokes Invasion Fears

Vadim Kuznetsov says his excursion-boat business along Russias border with Poland has been torpedoed by a new Cold War. Theyre scared, Kuznetsov said of the Poles, once his main customers, who no longer venture across the border for fishing trips. What have they got to be afraid of? he asked, his idle boat moored at […]

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