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Name of Putin's daughter revealed
As reported by Reuters, Putin's daughter Katerina uses the last name of Tikhonova.Katerina's identity was revealed by Andrey Akimov, deputy chairman of Russia's Gazprombank.Reuters has also learned that earlier this year Katerina, 29, described herself as the “spouse” of Kirill Shamalov, son of Nikolai Shamalov, a longtime friend of Putin. Shamalov senior is a shareholder in Bank Rossiya, which U.S. officials have described as the personal bank of the Russian elite. Katerina and Kirill, 33, …
White House compares Putin with Stalin
While honoring victims of the Holodomor, a mass starvation in the 1930's Soviet Union, the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subtly compared Russia's Vladimir Putin with Soviet premier Josef Stalin.
"The Holodomor was inflicted on the people of Ukraine, a country who continues to experience massive political struggles today. The Ukrainian people face new threats to their territory and well-being, they have once again demonstrated their resolute commitment to human dignity," Earnest said. …
Putin signs a law allowing to seize foreign assets
On Wednesday November 4, Russia’s president has signed legislation enabling countermeasures in the case of the wrongful arrest of Russian state property abroad.
The law, based on reciprocity, curtails the jurisdictional immunity of the country in question if not agreed otherwise.
The law will come into effect in 2016.
The law shall be applicable to all property, including rental, which is administered by the foreign State. The document is available on the official portal of legal …
Soccer World Cup in Russia agreed before vote.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says there was a deal in place for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup - before the vote took place.
The 79-year-old Blatter is serving a 90-day ban alongside Uefa chief Michel Platini.
Asked whether it was a mistake to hold voting for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments simultaneously, Blatter replied that before the ballot: "It was agreed inside the group that we go to Russia because it has never been to eastern Europe, and for 2022 we go back to America.
"And so we …
Putin may stay for 4th term as President.
In his recent interview with CBC, Russian President Vladimir Putin said there are several conditions where he might remain in power.According to Putin, no laws would be violated if he goes for the 4th term as the Russian President, and his staying in power would depend on the circumstances
"But I'm not sure I should take full advantage of these constitutional rights. This will depend on the specific situation in the country, in the world, and on my own sentiments, "- said Putin.
Putin daugher's fund under investigation.
As reported, The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) got interested in Ekaterina Tikhonova, who media say is the daugher of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Ekaterina became the head of a Moscow State University project with a budget of 1, 5 billion dollars.
Former gymnast, who specialized in acrobatic rock 'n' roll, entered the Academic Council of Moscow State University between April 2014 and January 2015, found OCCRP. In May, her fund Innopraktika began to develope a …
Is Russia supplying weapons to refugees?
Greek police discovered containers of weapons for refugees.As reported by IPVNews.net, the cargo was sent to a refugee camp in the form of humanitarian aid. Currently, authorities are trying to find out who shipped the containers.The Greeks seized the ship, which, according to the documents, was carrying 14 containers with plastic furniture to Europe. But inspecting only two (out of 14) of containers, instead of furniture the border control officers found 491'950 5,000 rounds of ammunition and …
Berlusconi visits annexed Crimea
Silvio Berlusconi, Former Italian Prime Minister arrived with a "private visit" in the Crimea annexed by Russia.
Berlusconi arrived on September 11 in Yalta, where he plans to take in the sights and have "several meetings".
As admitted in the Kremlin on September 9, during the trip Berlusconi could meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Berlusconi is also expected to visit Sevastopol, and then go to Moscow and return to Italy on 13 September.
Earlier this year Berlusconi, who is a …
Putin won his war in Ukraine
Marvin Kalb is senior adviser at the Pulitzer Center and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. His book “Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War” will be published this month.
Chicago Tribune - Putin's Deceptive Pause
Ukraine: Putin's Deceptive Pause
AS PER MARVIN KALB OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A strange, deceptive pause has settled over the Ukraine crisis. The war in the Donbas has slipped off the front page. American diplomats, absorbed with selling the Iran nuclear deal to a reluctant Congress, have been deflected from their long-standing concerns about Vladimir Putin's next steps