Russian President Vladimir Putin is showing his gamesmanship on a global stage by giving his voters what they want with the asylum granted to ex-U.S. contractor Edward Snowden, while leaving the White House flustered.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, newly released from Russian prison, is casually dressed and looking relaxed as he fields questions in a $1,400 Berlin hotel suite. He has some startling things to say.
Yury Luzhkov ’s ouster after 18 years as mayor of Moscow completes Russia’s purge of independent regional leaders begun during Vladimir Putin ’s presidency.
As President Vladimir Putin presided over the end of the Sochi Olympics, triumphing over early concerns and ridicule, unrest smoldering on the western border dimmed the glow.
"The level of reserves is a sacred figure for Putin."
- Gleb Pavlovsky on Dec 17, 2014