Pope Francis recently criticized America’s involvement in Afghanistan citing Russia’s Putin while thinking he was quoting Angela Merkel.
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Russian journalists claim the “foreign agent” law is forcing media outlets to close. The Kremlin, on the other hand, defends the law.
Authoritarians worldwide like to show that they are strong and work hard to maintain this image but in reality they are very weak.
The arrest of dissidents is only one aspect of Vladimir Putin crackdown on dissent. Putin is also destroying the Russian civil society.
Barred from the polls, well-known communist, Pavel Grudinin, will not be running for the lower house of the Russian Duma on Saturday.
Yet another setback for independent journalism in Russia as authorities designate Project Media Inc. as an “undesirable foreign organization”.
Vladimir Putin personally authorized a secret spy agency operation to ensure victory for a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in 2016.
On Wednesday, Vladimir Putin reminded Russians that the moment would come to designate his potential successor in the Kremlin.
On Tuesday, Russian police raided the homes of three investigative journalists who work for the independent news organization Proekt.
About his children, Vladimir Putin only states he has two daughters. Every time they emerge, it creates an unusual wink-and-nod.