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Putin May Have Been On Paternity Leave

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen for nearly a week and it could be because he’s on paternity leave. Rumors circled that gymnast Alina Kabaeva, his alleged girlfriend, gave birth to their love child, The Mirror reported Friday. The baby, a little girl, was reportedly born at a clinic in Switzerland. Putin, 62, and […]

Where Is Putin?

The Russian leader has been missing in action. On Thursday, Putin’s spokesman announced that the president would not attend a meeting with the Federal Security Service (FSB), which he usually attends. But no, Putin was “absolutely” healthy, Dmitry Peskov told Russia’s Ekho Moskvy, before adding that the president’s handshake was so strong it could  “break your hand.” Putin’s absence at […]

The United States is sending heavy military equipment to Baltic states to help them deal with possible Russian aggression. The deliveries are intended to “demonstrate resolve to President (Vladimir) Putin and Russia that collectively we can come together,” US Major General John R. O’Connor told AFP as he oversaw the delivery of the equipment in […]

Two weeks ago he said, “I’m afraid Putin will kill me.” Nemtsov was an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a career politician, he worked to foster a healthy relationship between Russia and Ukraine for much of his career. “I’m afraid Putin will kill me,” Nemtsov told an independent Belarusian television channel two […]

John McCain’s shame is in not providing weapons to Ukraine, as he told Bob Schieffer. For starters, McCain called German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande “shameful” because they, according to him, ”legitimized, for the first time in 70 years, the dismemberment of a country in Europe.” “The Ukrainians aren’t asking for American boots […]

Even though he stole it. The Russian president stole billions from his country’s war chest and stashed it away in secret accounts, according to a man who was once that country’s largest foreign investor. Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, estimates Putin’s net worth at $200 billion. That would make Putin more than twice […]

Leaders of Russia, Germany, Ukraine and France said Thursday in Minsk, after 17-hour talks, that they had reached a ceasefire deal that will ensure heavy weapons are pulled out from the violence-torn eastern Ukraine. The ceasefire is scheduled to begin at midnight on Saturday. “We have agreed upon the basic points,” Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

On Monday afternoon, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House to break the unsurprising news that the United States has not decided to provide lethal arms to Ukraine. That’s a decision I kind of agree with, but not necessarily for the reasons […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Moscow did not plan to wage war on anyone, but added that a world order where one leader tells others what to do would not be tolerated. “There clearly is an attempt to restrain our development with different means. There is an attempt to freeze the existing world […]

A 2008 report obtained by USA Today says Russian leader Vladimir Putin has “an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions.” Putin’s “neurological development was significantly interrupted in infancy,” wrote Brenda Connors, an expert in movement pattern analysis at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Studies of his movement, Connors wrote, reveal “that […]

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