Vladimir’s Recent Stories
World May 11Putin lifts Russia’s shutdown with many restrictions left in place
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared an end to a partial economic shutdown across the country, but he noted that many restrictions measures will stay in place.
Science Apr 17U.S.-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan
A U.S.-Russian crew landed safely Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following a stint on the International Space Station and was greeted with extra precautions due to the coronavirus.
World Apr 02Russia’s Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus
Putin said he was extending the non-working policy he ordered earlier for this week to remain in force throughout April. He said there are exceptions for essential industries will keep operating, and grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open.
Politics Mar 25Citing virus, Putin delays vote that would extend his rule
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include a change potentially allowing him to stay in office until 2036.
World Mar 05Russian, Turkish presidents announce Syria cease-fire
Both Russia and Turkey appear eager to avoid a showdown now also, but the sharply conflicting interests in Idlib province make it difficult to negotiate a mutually acceptable compromise.
World Feb 202 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria airstrike
The Syrian government's crushing military campaign against the rebel-held Idlib stronghold, backed by Russia, has led to direct clashes between Syrian and Turkish troops on several occasions in recent weeks.
Science Feb 06NASA’s record-setting Koch returns safely from space
Christina Koch wrapped up a 328-day mission on her first flight into space, providing researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflight on a woman.
World Jan 21Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian government stay
Russian President Vladimir Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place.
World Jan 16Putin cements power as Russian lawmakers approve his new prime minister
The approval comes a day after President Vladimir Putin kicked off an unexpected reshuffle of his inner circle that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.
World Jan 15Russian prime minister resigns amid Putin’s power play
Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional amendments could herald his intention to carve out a position that would let him stay at Russia's helm after his presidency ends.