Topic: Vladimir Putin
Russia's National Media Group cites economic motives in moving REN TV and the outspoken St. Petersburg Channel Five. But critics worry the partnering move with Russia Today may presage a loss of editorial freedom.
10/23/2009 01:00 am
After the decision to cancel missile defense plans in Poland and the Czech Republic, the US needs to do more than damage control to soothe ties there.
10/20/2009 01:00 am
Former leader Mikhail Gorbachev and others are outraged after last week's elections, which only 3 percent of Russians believed were fair, according to a poll.
10/19/2009 01:00 am
Stalin's grandson tried to sue Novaya Gazeta over its characterization of the Russian leader. A judge ruled against him Tuesday, giving human rights advocates a boost.
10/14/2009 01:00 am
Chicago is delighted that Obama will go to the 2016 Summer Olympics host-city selection vote in Copenhagen Oct. 2. But can healthcare reform manage without him – even for a day?
09/28/2009 01:00 am
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he might run again but could hold any post, reinforcing beliefs he is saving the spot for his predecessor Vladimir Putin.
09/25/2009 01:00 am
Alcoholism is a "national disaster," President Dmitry Medvedev said in a recent statement. But past efforts to curb abuse of vodka in Russia have proven politically unpopular.
09/16/2009 01:00 am
The Soviet leader's grandson is accusing an opposition newspaper of publishing lies about the controversial figure, in a case that opened in Moscow Tuesday.
09/15/2009 01:00 am
The sale of GM's European unit to a Canadian-Russian consortium could help diversify Russia's energy-focused economy.
09/11/2009 01:00 am
Venezuelan leader recognizes Georgia breakaway states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia as added bonus during Moscow visit.
09/10/2009 01:00 am