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Putin dons hazmat suit as Moscow says outbreak worse than it looks…

By Andrew Osborn and Tom BalmforthMOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and respirator on Tuesday during a visit to a hospital treating coronavirus patients and the mayor of Moscow said the outbreak in the Russian capital was much worse than official figures showed.The comments, by Moscow…
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March 24, 2020
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Russian court clears way for Putin to stay in power

By: | Updated: March 17, 2020 8:34:27 am Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia since 2000, switching to the prime ministerial office in 2008 to circumvent term limits and returning to the presidency in 2012. (File)Just days after the idea of “resetting” Vladimir Putin’s term count was publicly floated in parliament, Russia’s…
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March 17, 2020
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Putin And Khodorkovsky Trade Blows As Presidential Power Grab Gathers Momentum

Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles Getty Images Vladimir Putin has reignited his battle with former billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky as Russia nears a decisive referendum in April, potentially allowing Putin to remain in power until 2036. On Thursday, Russia’s government backed TASS news agency published allegations made by the President as…
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March 14, 2020
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How long will Putin hang on to power?

He's Russia's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. And if you are a Russian under age 20, you've never known another leader. Vladimir Putin's critics fear he is preparing to be "president for life". The 67-year-old has backed a constitutional amendment to reset his presidential term count to zero, allowing…
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March 11, 2020
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Russian senators endorse Putin’s constitutional changes

The proposed constitutional changes would allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 Russian politicians overwhelmingly approved amendments to the constitution submitted by President Vladimir Putin, including the option for him to run for two more terms in the Kremlin. About 160 senators in the upper house Federation…
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March 11, 2020
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Putin will go before 2036

Like many of Vladimir Putin's moves, the one he pulled off on March 10 felt like an unexpected plot twist in a thriller movie. Just two months earlier he had announced plans to amend the Russian constitution, sending domestic and foreign observers into frenzied predictions about his succession plans for…
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March 11, 2020
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General election 2019: What’s the evidence that Russia interfered?

A leak of confidential UK government documents in the run-up to last December's general election has been blamed on Russian actors. But what evidence is there to say the Russian government itself tried to interfere in British politics?With just about two weeks to go before election day, Labour leader Jeremy…
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March 11, 2020
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Turkey used a new weapon in Syria that was so effective it looks like Russia won’t dare confront Turkey directly

Analysis bannerBusiness InsiderVladimir Putin: Not always willing to risk everything.Pool/Getty ImagesTurkey and Russia have avoided all-out war, despite Turkey's full-scale offensive against the Moscow-backed Syrian regime.Why did Russia think twice about escalating the Syrian conflict into a direct confrontation with Turkey?It turns out that Turkey has a cheap and effective…
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March 10, 2020
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Russia inches closer to making Putin president for life

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the lower house of parliament to consider constitutional changes that will enable him to circumvent a prohibition on serving more than two consecutive terms as leader, on March 10, 2020. SPUTNIK/Reuters Russia looks headed for up to 16 more years of Vladimir…
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March 10, 2020