Incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin won reelection in Sunday's presidential poll by a comfortable margin. The Russian leader faced no strong competitors and found little need to vigorously campaign.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Sunday's election, which swept many of his political allies into parliament, marked a sign of strengthening democracy.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Voters in the troubled Russian republic of Chechnya go to the polls Sunday to choose a president, the outcome of which is widely expected to confirm Kremlin-backed Akhmad Kadyrov as the region's next leader.
In the wake of dual suicide bombings in Moscow Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged Monday that his country would not bow to terrorists.
By PBS NewsHour
The leaders of France, Germany and Russia, all of whom have publicly opposed the war in Iraq, said Friday that Washington should give the United Nations a leading role in the governance of post-war Iraq.
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify their efforts to work with the United Nations Security Council toward a solution to the Iraq crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday vetoed media amendments that would have limited news coverage of "anti-terror" operations, including events like last month's Moscow theater hostage crisis.
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