Friday, September 17, 2021

Vladimir Putin

Putin rejects mandatory Covid jabs as Russia sees record deaths

Although free jabs have been available since early December, only around 15% of Russia's population have received at least one dose.

Biden and Putin praise first talks while serious differences remain

There was little sign of agreement on human rights, cybersecurity, Ukraine, and the fate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny,

Top US military officer warns peace with China and Russia ‘fraying’

This comes as Biden is due to sit down with Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, in June.

Putin vows to defend Russia amid soaring tensions with West

This year’s Victory Day parade was the second during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Putin signs law that could keep him in Kremlin until 2036

Putin is serving his fourth term as president but with his signature, that total is now reset to zero.

‘Takes one to know one’: Putin mocks Biden over ‘killer’ comment

However the Russian leader rules out severing ties with the US altogether.

Russia recalls envoy after Biden says ‘killer’ Putin will ‘pay the price’

However, the US says its ambassador to Russia will remain in Moscow.

Russia sues social media giants for not deleting calls for youth protests

The cases were opened after nationwide protests over last month’s jailing of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.

White House imposes sanctions on Moscow for poisoning opposition leader Navalny

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has always denied poisoning Navalny, saying if his security services had done the job Navalny would not have survived.

Russia admits to world’s third-worst Covid-19 death toll

More than 81% of the increase in deaths from last year has now been attributed to Covid-19, meaning that over 186,000 Russians have died from the virus.

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