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Vladimir Putin

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A Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has been serving as the president of Russia since 2012, having previously served between 2000 and 2008. He was the prime minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

WHO urges countries to stockpile medicines for ‘nuclear emergencies’

2 min read
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new advice for governments to stockpile medicines to treat radiation sickness in light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Kremlin’s campaign of misinformation keeps Kyiv and its allies guessing

5 min read
The Kremlin’s weapons of mass distraction are designed to keep Kyiv and allies guessing.

Putin’s plan to stop Ukraine turning to the west has failed – Support for Nato is at an all-time high

6 min read
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a military fiasco for Russia. Moscow’s fears that Ukraine was turning towards the west prompted the invasion. This has backfired dramatically.

Putin’s mobilisation speech: what he said and what he meant

5 min read
Vladimir Putin sees his war in Ukraine as an existential war, while the West sees it as a war of choice. The West needs to understand the messages coming from Russia, not ignore them.

Putin calls up more troops in Ukraine and threatens nuclear option in a speech which ups the ante but shows Russia’s weakness

6 min read
Vladimir Putin has played most of his cards now and is still not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war.

Putin’s failure in Ukraine will pave the way for China’s rise to pre-eminence in Eurasia

5 min read
A rapid shift in the balance of power between Moscow and Beijing has become apparent at the last Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting after the enormous military setbacks that Russia has suffered over the past few weeks in Ukraine.

How Gorbachev’s fragile legacy of free speech has been destroyed by Putin

6 min read
Glasnost was hailed as one of Mikhail Gorbachev’s great achievements. But it was a fragile freedom and soon overturned by Vladimir Putin.
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