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#Putin

From TheJournal.ie Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world Follow My Lead

Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world

“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin basically trolled the world at his epic end-of-year press conference Lick The USA

Vladimir Putin basically trolled the world at his epic end-of-year press conference

Donald Trump? “Outstanding man.” Sepp Blatter? “Should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.”

From TheJournal.ie Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey Trouble Brewing

Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey

The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey won't apologise to Russia for 'treacherous stabs in the back' Increased Tensions

Turkey won't apologise to Russia for 'treacherous stabs in the back'

And Vladimir Putin is not happy.

From TheJournal.ie Russian soldier killed while trying to rescue pilots in plane shot down by Turkey Heightened Tensions

Russian soldier killed while trying to rescue pilots in plane shot down by Turkey

One of the pilots was killed while the second is reportedly with the Syrian army.

From TheJournal.ie If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly Red Pen In Red Square

If you're going to use a fake letter, make sure you can at least speak the language properly

A Russian newspaper found this out the hard way.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is furious over these Charlie Hebdo cartoons about the Egyptian air disaster Metrojet

Russia is furious over these Charlie Hebdo cartoons about the Egyptian air disaster

“This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege.”

From TheJournal.ie Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians USSRYou Serious?

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

From TheJournal.ie An emoji could have damaged relations between two major nations Red Faced

An emoji could have damaged relations between two major nations

Apparently Vladimir Putin would have loved it though.

From TheJournal.ie Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went? Flying Visit

Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went?

A Kremlin spokesman described it as a “working visit”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What in the name of Putin is Russia up to in Syria? Endgame

Explainer: What in the name of Putin is Russia up to in Syria?

The Russian President doesn’t want to get bogged down in an un-winnable civil war.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Putin plays ice hockey with the pros and, amazingly, scores loads of goals Birthday Boy
From TheJournal.ie US 'gravely concerned' as Russia bombs areas not controlled by Islamic State Syria

US 'gravely concerned' as Russia bombs areas not controlled by Islamic State

It’s Moscow’s first engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

From TheJournal.ie They may not get on ... but these two will be working together to fight Islamic State Cold Peace

They may not get on ... but these two will be working together to fight Islamic State

“I believe that President Obama heard what President Putin had to say,” Russia’s top diplomat said, after their meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting 'child-killing tyrant' Assad Cold War Kids

Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting 'child-killing tyrant' Assad

The US president is due to meet Putin for the first time in over two years later today.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke Don't Hang Up

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

From TheJournal.ie Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call Putin On A Show

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos in Kiev: One killed and dozens injured in clashes outside parliament Live Grenades

Chaos in Kiev: One killed and dozens injured in clashes outside parliament

Ukrainian authorities blamed nationalists for the trouble and said at least 30 people had been detained.

From TheJournal.ie Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer Gym Swag This post contains images

Putin hits the gym, brings along a professional photographer

In Soviet Russia, iron pumps you.

From TheJournal.ie Russia's making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic Oil And Gas

Russia's making a new grab for a vast swathe of energy-rich Arctic

The claim would potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4.9 BILLION tonnes of hydrocarbons.

From TheJournal.ie Vladimir Putin is nervous about starting yoga Warrior Pose

Vladimir Putin is nervous about starting yoga

“I’ll see what I am able to do based on my physical aptitude.” No more than yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Former KGB employee gets €8,000 after being sacked from his job as a lawyer Back To The Ussr

Former KGB employee gets €8,000 after being sacked from his job as a lawyer

Lithuania’s KGB Act prevents former KGB employees obtaining employment in various sectors.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to stand up to Russia' - Barack Obama is talking tough at the G7 summit We Ain't Kidding

'We need to stand up to Russia' - Barack Obama is talking tough at the G7 summit

The US president says sanctions against Vladimir Putin won’t change until a ceasefire is complied with in Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Sepp Blatter: 'There is no place for corruption of any kind in football' Bruised And Blattered

Sepp Blatter: 'There is no place for corruption of any kind in football'

UEFA leaders want to postpone the Fifa elections for at least six months amid the current chaos.

From TheJournal.ie The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis Mother Russia This post contains images

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis

The Russian capital saw a massive WW2 parade despite a western boycott.

From TheJournal.ie A conversation with Robert Fisk Legend

A conversation with Robert Fisk

The world-renowned war correspondent was in Ireland this week. He spoke to TheJournal.ie about matters Irish and international, and why Vladimir Putin is his dream interviewee.

From TheJournal.ie Calm down, Putin isn't dead He's Fine

Calm down, Putin isn't dead

He appeared at a press conference with the leader of Kyrgyzstan earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to Sure He's Grand

Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to

The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public in a while.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing Russia

Two arrested over Boris Nemtsov killing

The politician was a high-profile government critic under Putin’s rule.

From TheJournal.ie 'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together Ukraine

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of... Putin The Boot In

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more Civil War

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

From TheJournal.ie Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving Restrictions

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is training killer robots, as you do Putin The Boot In

Russia is training killer robots, as you do

Should we be alarmed?

From TheJournal.ie Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow Russia

Over 130 people have been arrested at an anti-Putin protest in Moscow

Alexi Navalny, a leading critic of the Russian President, has also been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand War Games

There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand

They’re just on exercises according to the Russian military.

From TheJournal.ie And he's off... Vladimir Putin's heading home from the G20 early Skipping Lunch

And he's off... Vladimir Putin's heading home from the G20 early

Putin’s camp deny that the Russian President is bowing out under pressure from Western leaders, who have accused him of “bullying” Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late International Diplomacy 101