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Washington has opposed the project which would tighten Putins economic and political grip over Europe NegativeTwo U.S. senators are expected to introduce next week sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline that Russia is trying to finish but which Washington has opposed since the Obama era a source familiar with the matter said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-sanctions-russia-nord-stream/u-s-senators-expected-to-introduce-sanctions-on-russias-nord-stream-2-idUSKBN2353352020-05-30
Why shouldnt they be So as not to spoil Putins The statistics should be objective and Lyubov Sobol a vocal Putin critic wrote on Twitter NeutralMOSCOW The Kremlin on Thursday praised Moscows authorities after the city reported its lowest daily increase in coronavirus infections since April 23 but some critics raised questions over some of Russias reported data http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-cases/moscows-new-coronavirus-cases-fall-to-lowest-in-more-than-a-month-idUSKBN2340XF2020-05-29
MOSCOW Remote electronic voting on constitutional changes that could greatly extend Russian President Vladimir Putins rule will be used in three or four regions but not rolled out nationwide the Central Election Commission chief said in an interview NeutralMOSCOW Remote electronic voting on constitutional changes that could greatly extend Russian President Vladimir Putins rule will be used in three or four regions but not rolled out nationwide the Central Election Commission chief said in an interview http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-technology/electronic-voting-in-some-russian-regions-on-extending-putins-term-election-chief-idUSKBN23115K2020-05-26
Kremlin critics say Putins order to ease restrictions jeopardises the populations health and is motivated by a desire for the state not to have to stump up more economic support NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a new surge in infections gave Russia the third highest number of reported cases in the world after the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia/putins-spokesman-becomes-fifth-senior-russian-official-to-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O1732020-05-13
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a new surge in infections gave Russia the third highest number of reported cases in the world after the United States NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a new surge in infections gave Russia the third highest number of reported cases in the world after the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia/putins-spokesman-becomes-fifth-senior-russian-official-to-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O1732020-05-13
Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he had tested positive and was receiving treatment at a hospital NegativeMore than 4 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN22J0KE2020-05-13
The Kremlin says Putins health is rigorously protected NeutralMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a new surge in infections gave Russia the third highest number of reported cases in the world after the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia/putins-spokesman-becomes-fifth-senior-russian-official-to-get-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O1732020-05-13
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins approval rating has slipped to its lowest level in more than two decades amid the coronavirus crisis even as support for his plan to extend his rule for years ahead has risen a poll showed on Wednesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins approval rating has slipped to its lowest level in more than two decades amid the coronavirus crisis even as support for his plan to extend his rule for years ahead has risen a poll showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-poll/putins-rating-dips-to-low-but-poll-shows-rising-support-for-extending-rule-idUSKBN22I18J2020-05-07
The poll was conducted by phone because of the coronavirusrelated lockdown rather than facetoface which Levadas Deputy Director Denis Volkov said may have clipped off Putins approval rating PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins approval rating has slipped to its lowest level in more than two decades amid the coronavirus crisis even as support for his plan to extend his rule for years ahead has risen a poll showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-poll/putins-rating-dips-to-low-but-poll-shows-rising-support-for-extending-rule-idUSKBN22I18J2020-05-07
MOSCOW Emboldened by a dip in President Vladimir Putins ratings the Kremlins critics are campaigning for the government to step up economic support for individuals hit by the coronavirus lockdown as they try to tap signs of discontent NegativeMOSCOW Emboldened by a dip in President Vladimir Putins ratings the Kremlins critics are campaigning for the government to step up economic support for individuals hit by the coronavirus lockdown as they try to tap signs of discontent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-opposition/putins-critics-try-to-tap-discontent-over-coronavirus-lockdown-pain-idUSKBN22D5C52020-05-02
A nearly 26trillionrouble programme meant to contribute to Putins legacy looks less likely than ever to lift living standards and improve infrastructure as much as hoped PositiveMOSCOW It was meant to be the day Russians voted to change the constitution to allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-putin-analy/putins-problems-mount-as-coronavirus-hits-russian-economy-idUSKCN2242WO2020-04-23
Putins role has come under scrutiny with critics accusing him of being initially absent from the front line in the battle against the coronavirus NegativeMOSCOW It was meant to be the day Russians voted to change the constitution to allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-putin-analy/putins-problems-mount-as-coronavirus-hits-russian-economy-idUSKCN2242WO2020-04-23
Russian President Vladimir Putin put the blame for the crash in prices on Saudi Arabia on Friday prompting a response from Riyadh the following day disputing Putins assertions NegativeNEW YORK Global benchmark oil prices traded as much as a barrel lower as the market opened for Mondays trading session reflecting fears of oversupply after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed to Thursday a meeting about a potential pact to cut production http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-prices/oil-prices-decline-3-a-barrel-as-market-remains-uncertain-on-supply-outlook-idUSKBN21N0UL2020-04-06
Peskov Putins spokesman said Moscow hoped the United States might also be able to provide medical help to Russia if necessary when the time came PositiveMOSCOW A Russian military transport plane took off from an airfield outside Moscow early on Wednesday and headed for the United States with a load of medical equipment and masks to help Washington fight coronavirus Russian state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-usa/russian-plane-takes-off-for-u-s-with-coronavirus-help-onboard-state-tv-idUSKBN21I37W2020-04-01
The pieces of draft legislation approved on Tuesday require only President Vladimir Putins signature to become law PositiveMOSCOW Russian lawmakers on Tuesday voted to give the government powers to declare a national emergency over the coronavirus and approved penalties for violations of lockdown rules including in extreme cases jail terms of up to seven years http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia/russian-lawmakers-back-government-emergency-powers-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1CW2020-04-01
MOSCOW The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putins administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putins administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia/russia-confirms-coronavirus-case-in-putins-administration-tightens-curbs-idUSKBN21E1AL2020-03-28
The changes already approved by parliament and Russias Constitutional Court would reset Putins presidential term tally to zero allowing him to serve two more backtoback six year terms until 2036 NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday postponed a nationwide vote on constitutional changes that would allow him to extend his rule saying the health and safety of citizens was his top priority as the global coronavirus pandemic worsens http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-putin/putin-citing-coronavirus-postpones-vote-on-changes-to-extend-his-rule-idUSKBN21C25N2020-03-26
MOSCOW One of President Vladimir Putins relatives has launched a political party and said he wants to contest parliamentary elections next year the Kommersant daily reported on Friday NeutralMOSCOW One of President Vladimir Putins relatives has launched a political party and said he wants to contest parliamentary elections next year the Kommersant daily reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/president-vladimir-putins-relative-launches-political-party-kommersant-idUSKBN2171K62020-03-21
MOSCOW Opponents of Vladimir Putins plans to amend the constitution so that he can run for president again in 2024 said on Friday they had been forced to scale back protests this weekend due to coronavirus but would press ahead with some demonstrations NegativeMOSCOW Opponents of Vladimir Putins plans to amend the constitution so that he can run for president again in 2024 said on Friday they had been forced to scale back protests this weekend due to coronavirus but would press ahead with some demonstrations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-protests/coronavirus-forces-putin-critics-to-scale-back-protests-before-big-vote-idUSKBN2172562020-03-21
Navalny who argued it would be irresponsible to organize mass demonstrations because of coronavirus risks called for a boycott of the vote on Putins changes NegativeMOSCOW Opponents of Vladimir Putins plans to amend the constitution so that he can run for president again in 2024 said on Friday they had been forced to scale back protests this weekend due to coronavirus but would press ahead with some demonstrations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-protests/coronavirus-forces-putin-critics-to-scale-back-protests-before-big-vote-idUSKBN2172562020-03-21
The decision to postpone protests shows how coronavirus is compounding an already difficult situation for the antiKremlin opposition which is divided over how to respond to Putins constitutional shakeup NegativeMOSCOW Opponents of Vladimir Putins plans to amend the constitution so that he can run for president again in 2024 said on Friday they had been forced to scale back protests this weekend due to coronavirus but would press ahead with some demonstrations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-protests/coronavirus-forces-putin-critics-to-scale-back-protests-before-big-vote-idUSKBN2172562020-03-21
MOSCOW Britain said on Friday it supported Russian President Vladimir Putins idea to hold a summit between the leaders of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss international peace and security measures PositiveMOSCOW Britain said on Friday it supported Russian President Vladimir Putins idea to hold a summit between the leaders of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss international peace and security measures http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-summit-britain/britain-backs-putin-idea-of-five-way-summit-of-world-powers-uk-embassy-idUSKBN21017S2020-03-15
OVDInfo a monitoring group said that police had detained around 50 people in Moscow on Saturday protesting against Putins plan to change the constitution NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally asked the countrys constitutional court if it is legal for him to change the constitution the Kremlin said on Saturday a move that could allow him to remain in power until 2036 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/putin-asks-court-if-he-can-amend-constitution-to-run-again-for-president-idUSKBN2110U22020-03-15
The moves has been applauded by Putins admirers but critics have accused him of plotting to stay in power for life and have blamed Tereshkova NegativeMOSCOW Valentina Tereshkova was hailed as a hero when she became the first woman in space in 1963 http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-lawmaker/first-woman-in-space-brought-down-to-earth-by-anger-over-bid-to-prolong-putin-rule-idUSKBN21021H2020-03-14
But Putins critics say the reform was merely a smoke screen to give the countrys ruling elite a way to keep Putin in power after 2024 NegativeMOSCOW Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russias parliament on Wednesday raising the prospect he could clock up over three decades in the Kremlin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/sixteen-more-years-russian-parliament-backs-move-to-keep-putin-in-power-idUSKBN20Y0VC2020-03-12
Im here because of Vladimir Putins desire to stay for a fifth term or even maybe a said Tumanov NeutralMOSCOW Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russias parliament on Wednesday raising the prospect he could clock up over three decades in the Kremlin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/sixteen-more-years-russian-parliament-backs-move-to-keep-putin-in-power-idUSKBN20Y0VC2020-03-12
Her proposal came as parliament was examining and preparing to vote on Putins constitutional shakeup in the second of three readings something it later did approving it and Tereshkovas amendment PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 but said he favored term limits once the country became politically http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/putin-approves-changes-allowing-him-to-stay-in-power-until-2036-idUSKBN20X1FD2020-03-11
Russia has denied such accusations and President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said the Kremlin will wait to see how the trial pans out before commenting NegativeAMSTERDAM Relatives sat listening with bowed heads and eyes closed as the names of all 298 victims of a missile strike on a Malaysian airliner were read out in a Dutch court on Monday as the murder trial of four fugitive defendants began http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ukraine-crisis-mh17/names-of-victims-read-aloud-at-murder-trial-over-doomed-flight-mh17-idUSKBN20W11A2020-03-10
WASHINGTON A Russian businessman dubbed Putins for his close ties to Russias president sought in a court filing on Wednesday to distance himself and his company from accusations by American prosecutors of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election NegativeWASHINGTON A Russian businessman dubbed Putins for his close ties to Russias president sought in a court filing on Wednesday to distance himself and his company from accusations by American prosecutors of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-concord/putins-cook-seeks-to-distance-himself-from-u-s-election-meddling-idUSKBN20R2UX2020-03-05
directed toward the transfer of parts of Russias territory and also calls for such actions are not the text of Putins constitutional proposal says NeutralMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin wants to amend the constitution to make it illegal for Russia to give away any part of its territory to a foreign power a proposal likely to irritate Japan and Ukraine that have territorial disputes with Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-putin-territory/putin-wants-constitutional-ban-on-russia-handing-land-to-foreign-powers-idUSKBN20Q1DE2020-03-04
Organizers said that linking the commemorative march with a protest against constitutional reform was consistent with the ideas of Nemtsov who was one of Putins most vocal critics NegativeMOSCOW Thousands of people gathered in Moscow on Saturday to mark five years since the murder of prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov joining a march that organizers said was also a protest against planned changes to Russias constitution http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russian-march-combines-tribute-for-opposition-leader-with-putin-protest-idUSKBN20N0JW2020-03-01
Prigozhin is a Russian catering tycoon nicknamed Putins by Russian media because of banquets he has organized for Russian President Vladimir Putin NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farms interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trumps candidacy after prosecutors accused the St http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-concord/u-s-judge-mulls-holding-russian-firm-linked-to-election-meddling-in-contempt-idUSKCN20L3652020-02-28
Russia fought a war in the southern Muslim majority region of Chechnya in the early years of Putins first term and was frequently targeted in attacks by Islamist militant groups NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged he was offered the chance to use a body double to make appearances in public for security reasons but said he declined the offer and never used one http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-double/are-you-real-putin-quashes-rumors-he-uses-a-body-double-idUSKCN20L26E2020-02-28
I watched it it was President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this week NeutralMOSCOW A hardhitting YouTube documentary about Russias HIV epidemic by a popular blogger has attracted more than 13 million views in a week and even drawn praise from the Kremlin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-health-hiv/russian-bloggers-hiv-documentary-reaches-millions-draws-kremlin-praise-idUSKBN20C1ZX2020-02-19
Putins initiatives which were followed by a government shakeup are widely seen as a way to allow him to extend his grip on power after his term ends in 2024 PositiveMOSCOW Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-presidents/russia-to-consider-making-ex-presidents-immune-from-prosecution-ria-idUSKBN20C18V2020-02-19
Russias lower house of parliament has already backed Putins proposed reforms in a vote last month NegativeMOSCOW Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-presidents/russia-to-consider-making-ex-presidents-immune-from-prosecution-ria-idUSKBN20C18V2020-02-19
The proposals by the parliamentary working group assessing Putins reforms include making former presidents immune from criminal prosecution said Pavel Krashennikov the groups cochair NegativeMOSCOW Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-presidents/russia-to-consider-making-ex-presidents-immune-from-prosecution-ria-idUSKBN20C18V2020-02-19
The working group has already put forward an array of other proposals including one that would change Putins job description to Supreme Ruler from head of state PositiveMOSCOW Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-presidents/russia-to-consider-making-ex-presidents-immune-from-prosecution-ria-idUSKBN20C18V2020-02-19
The commission has already put forward an array of other proposals including one that would change Putins job description to Supreme Ruler PositiveMOSCOW Russian presidents could be made senators for life when they leave office under a proposed reform a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday a status that would give them immunity from prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/russia-to-consider-making-former-presidents-senators-for-life-idUSKBN2052DM2020-02-12
Guided by the principle of humanity I hereby order that Issachar Naama be read the Putins decree which the Kremlin published on Wednesday saying it took immediate effect NeutralMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to pardon and free a U.S.Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges receiving acknowledgement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of their bilateral meeting http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-israel-issachar/putin-pardons-u-s-israeli-woman-jailed-in-russia-on-drug-charges-idUSKBN1ZS2HZ2020-01-30
MOSCOW Russias antiKremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putins proposed constitutional changes which it cast as a ploy for Putin to rule for life NegativeMOSCOW Russias antiKremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putins proposed constitutional changes which it cast as a ploy for Putin to rule for life http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russian-opposition-wants-big-protest-over-putins-plan-to-rule-for-ever-idUSKBN1ZJ12F2020-01-21
Opposition politician Ilya Yashin on Monday announced what he said were coordinated opposition plans for a protest march against Putins initiative on Feb NegativeMOSCOW Russias antiKremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putins proposed constitutional changes which it cast as a ploy for Putin to rule for life http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russian-opposition-wants-big-protest-over-putins-plan-to-rule-for-ever-idUSKBN1ZJ12F2020-01-21
Society needs a big and genuinely mass wrote Yashin who said Putins changes amounted to a move to rule for NeutralMOSCOW Russias antiKremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putins proposed constitutional changes which it cast as a ploy for Putin to rule for life http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russian-opposition-wants-big-protest-over-putins-plan-to-rule-for-ever-idUSKBN1ZJ12F2020-01-21
Society needs a big and genuinely mass wrote opposition politician Ilya Yashin who said Putins changes amounted to a move to rule NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shakeup of Russias political system on Monday submitting a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will create a new center of power outside the presidency http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/putin-speeds-up-russian-political-shake-up-details-new-power-center-idUSKBN1ZJ2162020-01-21
The Duma is due to discuss Putins amendments on Thursday PositiveMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shakeup of Russias political system on Monday submitting a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will create a new center of power outside the presidency http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/putin-speeds-up-russian-political-shake-up-details-new-power-center-idUSKBN1ZJ2162020-01-21
Galyamina the Moscow city councillor marched on Sunday holding copies of Russias constitution which she said was imperiled by Putins reforms NegativeMOSCOW Over 1000 people marched through Moscow on Sunday in an event a Kremlin critic tried to turn into a protest against a constitutional shakeup by President Vladimir Putin but many demonstrators chose to voice dissent about other issues instead http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-politics-protests/moscow-protest-over-putins-political-shake-up-fails-to-gain-traction-idUSKBN1ZI0Q42020-01-20
On Saturday some Russians took turns to hold oneperson pickets outside the presidential administration to express their disagreement with Putins constitutional reforms NegativeMOSCOW Over 1000 people marched through Moscow on Sunday in an event a Kremlin critic tried to turn into a protest against a constitutional shakeup by President Vladimir Putin but many demonstrators chose to voice dissent about other issues instead http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-politics-protests/moscow-protest-over-putins-political-shake-up-fails-to-gain-traction-idUSKBN1ZI0Q42020-01-20
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putins nominee for prime minister Mikhail Mishustin told parliament on Thursday that social pledges made by Putin during his state of the nation speech will cost 4 trillion rubles over four years PositiveMOSCOW President Vladimir Putins nominee for prime minister Mikhail Mishustin told parliament on Thursday that social pledges made by Putin during his state of the nation speech will cost 4 trillion rubles over four years http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-pledges/russias-pm-designate-says-putins-social-pledges-will-cost-65-billion-idUSKBN1ZF1H12020-01-17
MOSCOW The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putins surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a January a major political overhaul that some say could set Putin up as leader for life NegativeMOSCOW The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putins surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a January a major political overhaul that some say could set Putin up as leader for life http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-politics-mishustin/russian-parliament-backs-putins-pick-for-pm-after-january-revolution-idUSKBN1ZF0N82020-01-17
Medvedev was dogged by allegations of graft which he denied and lampooned by the Russian media for allegedly falling asleep during Putins speeches NegativeMOSCOW Few people on the streets of Moscow on Thursday had heard of Mikhail Mishustin the former Federal Tax Service chief plucked from relative obscurity by President Vladimir Putin this week to serve as new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-reactions/mikhail-who-weary-russians-welcome-change-of-prime-minister-idUSKBN1ZF2KM2020-01-17
The sudden and radical overhaul cements Putins control of the transition process and is seen by some as an attempt to reduce intraclan infighting between now and 2024 NegativeMOSCOW The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putins surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a January a major political overhaul that some say could set Putin up as leader for life http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-politics-mishustin/russian-parliament-backs-putins-pick-for-pm-after-january-revolution-idUSKBN1ZF0N82020-01-17
MOSCOW Mikhail Mishustin President Vladimir Putins surprise choice to become Russias prime minister is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a technocratic placeholder NegativeMOSCOW Mikhail Mishustin President Vladimir Putins surprise choice to become Russias prime minister is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a technocratic placeholder http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-mishustin/technocratic-placeholder-putin-picks-low-profile-tax-chief-as-russian-pm-idUSKBN1ZE2OO2020-01-16
She said Mishustin would be unlikely to run in the presidential election due when Putins fourth term ends in 2024 seems highly likely that Mishustin is just a technocratic placeholder NegativeMOSCOW Mikhail Mishustin President Vladimir Putins surprise choice to become Russias prime minister is a tax chief with almost no political profile who analysts say could be a technocratic placeholder http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-mishustin/technocratic-placeholder-putin-picks-low-profile-tax-chief-as-russian-pm-idUSKBN1ZE2OO2020-01-16
Maria has not publicly confirmed being Putins daughter and the Russian president says little about his family life NeutralST PETERSBURG A St http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-mercenaries-exclusive/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-injured-in-secret-wars-idUSKBN1Z61A72020-01-08
Putins daughter now uses Vorontsova as her last name according to references to her previously published research articles on the website of the medical research institute where she works PositiveST PETERSBURG A St http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-mercenaries-exclusive/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-injured-in-secret-wars-idUSKBN1Z61A72020-01-08
Putins previous trip to Syria was in 2017 when he visited Russias Hmeymim air base NegativeVladimir Putin met Bashar alAssad in Damascus on Tuesday the Russian leaders second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian presidents behalf in the countrys civil war http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-russia/russias-putin-makes-rare-visit-to-syria-meets-assad-idUSKBN1Z61NN2020-01-08
The clinics general director Vladislav Baranov also has a business relationship with Putins elder daughter Maria NeutralST PETERSBURG A St http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-mercenaries-exclusive/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-injured-in-secret-wars-idUSKBN1Z61A72020-01-08
The defense ministry Sogaz and Putins daughter did not respond to requests for comment NeutralST PETERSBURG A St http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-mercenaries-exclusive/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-injured-in-secret-wars-idUSKBN1Z61A72020-01-08
We propose not to discuss such apocalyptic Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily conference call about the possibility of suspension of Russian oil transit through neighboring Belarus NegativeMOSCOW A new dispute over oil could be brewing between Russia and Belarus as Russian suppliers divert large volumes of crude to domestic ports in lieu of a deal on 2020 deliveries between the two countries according to six industry sources http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-oil-belarus/russian-firms-divert-oil-from-belarus-as-no-2020-supply-deal-signed-idUSKBN1YZ0ON2020-01-01





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Here are some highlights of Putins 20 years in NeutralMOSCOW Vladimir Putin was named acting president on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/timeline-vladimir-putin-20-tumultuous-years-as-russian-president-or-pm-idUSKBN1YV0TB2019-12-28
The letter was in response to Putins offer to introduce a moratorium on the development of missiles banned by the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty Interfax cited Lavrov as saying NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump had sent a short letter about the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty to Russian President Vladimir Putin the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-missiles-treaty/russias-lavrov-says-trump-told-putin-u-s-will-continue-looking-for-arms-treaty-solutions-ifax-idUSKBN1YQ0AY2019-12-23
The FSB suspected the attack may have been planned to coincide with Putins speech at the event a source close to the FSB told Reuters on Thursday NegativeMOSCOW Russian investigators on Friday named the man who opened fire on the headquarters of the FSB security service in Moscow as Yevgeny Manyurov a 39yearold former security guard from just outside the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-shooting/russia-names-gunman-behind-moscow-shooting-death-toll-rises-to-two-idUSKBN1YO0V22019-12-21
Thursdays attack happened shortly after President Vladimir Putins annual news conference while he was attending a Kremlin event to celebrate the work of the security services PositiveMOSCOW Russian investigators on Friday named the man who opened fire on the headquarters of the FSB security service in Moscow as Yevgeny Manyurov a 39yearold former security guard from just outside the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-shooting/russia-names-gunman-behind-moscow-shooting-death-toll-rises-to-two-idUSKBN1YO0V22019-12-21
But neither has confirmed being Putins daughter and the president who is divorced says little about his family life NeutralMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin sidestepped a question about the identities of his two daughters at his annual endofyear news conference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-family/russias-putin-mum-on-identity-of-daughters-idUSKBN1YN2BV2019-12-20
Media have identified Putins elder daughter as Maria Vorontsova formerly Maria Faassen who pursues a biomedical career NeutralMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin sidestepped a question about the identities of his two daughters at his annual endofyear news conference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-family/russias-putin-mum-on-identity-of-daughters-idUSKBN1YN2BV2019-12-20
The FSB suspected the attack may have been planned to coincide with Putins evening speech a source close to the FSB told Reuters NegativeMOSCOW A gunman opened fire on the headquarters of Russias FSB security service in central Moscow on Thursday evening in a rare shooting incident that the FSB said had left at least one of its employees dead http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-shooting/gunman-attacks-russian-security-service-hq-in-moscow-kills-employee-idUSKBN1YN25F2019-12-20
Klobuchar said she would recommit the United States to NATO and strengthen sanctions to combat what she called Putins aggression NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday said she would rebuild U.S. foreign alliances and take tougher stances on U.S. relations with China and Russia than President Donald Trump if she is elected http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-klobuchar/democratic-presidential-hopeful-klobuchar-sets-out-tough-stance-on-china-russia-idUSKBN1YF2IL2019-12-12
Noting Putins offer to extend that treaty immediately Lavrov The ball is in our American partners court PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned Russia not to interfere in U.S. elections in talks with Russias top diplomat on Tuesday the White House said after meetings where the two sides made no visible progress on nuclear arms control http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia/trump-warns-russia-not-to-meddle-in-u-s-elections-white-house-idUSKBN1YE23L2019-12-11
Russian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President Putins visit to Budapest this week four industry sources told Reuters PositiveRussian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President Putins visit to Budapest this week four industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-russia-oil/russias-lukoil-hungarys-mol-to-sign-dirty-oil-settlement-sources-idUSKBN1X71NI2019-11-29
The agreement is set to be signed during Putins visit to Budapest PositiveRussian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President Putins visit to Budapest this week four industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-russia-oil/russias-lukoil-hungarys-mol-to-sign-dirty-oil-settlement-sources-idUSKBN1X71NI2019-11-29
A source familiar with the agenda of Putins visit said one of the goals was to agree on the TurkStream pipeline PositiveBUDAPEST The TurkStream pipeline that would bring gas to Central Europe bypassing Ukraine and nuclear energy issues are expected to feature high on the agenda at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-hungary-putin/russias-putin-hungarys-orban-to-discuss-turkstream-pipeline-nuclear-energy-idUSKBN1X904N2019-10-30
Russian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President Putins visit to Budapest this week four industry sources told Reuters PositiveRussian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President Putins visit to Budapest this week four industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-hungary-russia-oil/russias-lukoil-hungarys-mol-to-sign-dirty-oil-settlement-sources-idUSKBN1X71NI2019-10-29
The agreement is set to be signed during Putins visit to Budapest PositiveRussian oil producer Lukoil and Hungarian energy company MOL are set to sign a settlement deal over contaminated oil during Russian President Putins visit to Budapest this week four industry sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-hungary-russia-oil/russias-lukoil-hungarys-mol-to-sign-dirty-oil-settlement-sources-idUSKBN1X71NI2019-10-29
Russia landed two nuclearcapable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putins opening of a flagship RussiaAfrica summit designed to increase Russian influence PositiveRussia landed two nuclearcapable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putins opening of a flagship RussiaAfrica summit designed to increase Russian influence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-africa/russia-lands-nuclear-bombers-in-africa-as-putin-hosts-continents-leaders-idUSKBN1X21NS2019-10-24
In Russias strongest criticism since Turkey launched its military operation last week President Vladimir Putins envoy for Syria indicated Moscow wanted Ankara to wrap up its offensive soon NegativeABU Russia called Turkeys military incursion into northeast Syria and said on Tuesday the operation had to be limited in time and scale a rare broadside that suggests Moscows patience with Ankara is wearing thin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/russia-says-unacceptable-turkish-incursion-into-syria-must-be-temporary-idUSKBN1WU1JN2019-10-16
Lavrentiev Putins Syria envoy earlier on Tuesday told Russian news agencies that Moscow had always considered any kind of Turkish military operation on Syrian territory unacceptable NegativeABU Russia called Turkeys military incursion into northeast Syria and said on Tuesday the operation had to be limited in time and scale a rare broadside that suggests Moscows patience with Ankara is wearing thin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/russia-says-unacceptable-turkish-incursion-into-syria-must-be-temporary-idUSKBN1WU1JN2019-10-16
The interview was aired on Sunday ahead of Putins visit to Saudi Arabia on Oct PositiveMOSCOW Moscow is not blaming U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to improve U.S.Russian relations a pledge he had made during his election campaign Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Arab broadcasters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-putin/putin-says-trump-not-to-blame-for-lack-of-improvement-in-russia-u-s-ties-idUSKBN1WS0CT2019-10-14
New rules adopted after mass protests in Moscow that followed President Vladimir Putins 2012 election made it a criminal offence to stage some forms of nonviolent protests without a permit NegativeMOSCOW Reuters At 15 years old Margarita Naumenko is one of the youngest participants in Russias Fridays for Future climate protest movement http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-climate-change-activists/in-the-shadow-of-strict-protest-laws-young-russians-build-a-climate-movement-idUSKBN1WC18N2019-09-28
He is working on helping prepare President Vladimir Putins visit to Riyadh in October PositiveLONDON The head of Russias Direct Investment Fund on Wednesday praised Saudi Aramcos quick recovery of oil production after attacks on its facilities and said Russian companies had offered to help fix the damage http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-saudi-aramco-attack-russia/russia-praises-aramco-resilience-offers-held-to-fix-damage-idUSKBN1W31532019-09-18
Russia on Wednesday condemned as lies and slander suggestions a suspected CIA mole in President Vladimir Putins administration had handed over information to the United States about alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections NegativeRussia on Wednesday condemned as lies and slander suggestions a suspected CIA mole in President Vladimir Putins administration had handed over information to the United States about alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-spy/russia-blasts-idea-a-cia-mole-lifted-lid-on-its-u-s-meddling-idUSKCN1VW16M2019-09-12
Putins spokesman told reporters the Kremlin thought United Russia had done well despite the setback in Moscow PositiveMOSCOW Russias ruling United Russia party which supports President Vladimir Putin has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday in an awkward setback for the Kremlin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-moscow/russias-ruling-party-loses-a-third-of-seats-in-moscow-election-after-protests-idUSKCN1VU0DF2019-09-10
At well over 60 percent Putins personal approval rating is still high compared with many other world leaders but is lower than it used to be PositiveMOSCOW A masked man broke into the home of the head of Russias Central Election Commission on Friday and repeatedly tried to taser her the Interior Ministry said two days before an election that has triggered street protests http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-attack/masked-man-tries-to-taser-russian-election-chief-before-regional-vote-idUSKCN1VR1382019-09-07
The city council is dominated by President Vladimir Putins allies PositiveMOSCOW A few thousand Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capitals city legislature on Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russians-demand-free-elections-in-moscow-defying-protest-ban-idUSKCN1VL0DQ2019-09-01
The ruling United Russia partys popularity rating is at its lowest since 2011 and Putins own personal rating has also declined due to discontent over falling living standards NegativeMOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Friday used his first statement after being released from jail to predict that opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and protests against the authorities would only grow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-navalny/freed-kremlin-critic-navalny-predicts-bigger-opposition-protests-idUSKCN1VD0J02019-08-24
The ruling United Russia partys popularity rating is at its lowest since 2011 and President Putins own rating has fallen due to discontent over falling living standards NegativeMOSCOW Tens of thousands of Russians staged what a monitoring group called the countrys biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscows city legislature http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-politics-protests/thousands-defy-crackdown-in-moscows-biggest-protest-for-years-idUSKCN1V00CV2019-08-11
Here are some highlights of Putins 20 years in NeutralMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin was appointed acting prime minister on Aug http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-timeline/timeline-vladimir-putin-20-tumultuous-years-as-russian-president-or-pm-idUSKCN1UZ1852019-08-10
The ruling United Russia partys rating is at its lowest since 2011 and President Vladimir Putins own rating has fallen due to discontent over falling living standards NegativeMOSCOW Thousands of Russian opposition protesters were expected to try and rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a sweeping police crackdown and ban on the event http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russian-opposition-plans-new-election-protest-despite-crackdown-idUSKCN1US2MH2019-08-04
They The Trump administration has played right into Vladimir Putins hands PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will no longer be prohibited from having groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out officials say http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-inf/after-inf-treatys-demise-u-s-seeks-funds-for-missile-tests-idUSKCN1US0FJ2019-08-02
MOSCOW The blame game over a contamination scandal in Russias oil industry has breached President Vladimir Putins inner circle NegativeMOSCOW The blame game over a contamination scandal in Russias oil industry has breached President Vladimir Putins inner circle http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-russia-oil-putin/putin-allies-oil-feud-spills-into-public-view-idUSKCN1UK0DI2019-07-25
The new order published on the Kremlin website amended Putins earlier decree which made it simpler for residents of separatistcontrolled eastern Ukraine to apply for Russian passports PositiveMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday further expanding the number of Ukrainian citizens who can apply for fasttrack Russian passports http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-citizenship/russias-putin-extends-passport-offer-to-ukraine-citizens-idUSKCN1UC2CB2019-07-18
The meeting took place amid speculation that Putins visit could be a prelude to the first trip by a pope to Russia PositiveVATICAN CITY Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for very talks on Thursday a day before Ukraines Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-pope-putin/putin-and-pope-hold-substantive-talks-in-shadow-of-ukraine-crisis-idUSKCN1TY2ZA2019-07-05
Elton John said on Friday he was deeply upset by Putins comment that liberal values were and had been rejected by the majority of people in Western nations NegativeOSAKA Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Elton John was about LGBT rights in Russia while praising the British singer as a musical genius http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-elton-john/putin-says-genius-musician-elton-john-mistaken-on-russia-lgbt-rights-idUSKCN1TU0HB2019-07-01
John said on Friday he was deeply upset by Russian President Vladimir Putins comment that liberal values were and had been rejected by the majority of people in Western nations NegativeMONTREUX Switzerland Elton John made his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Saturday delivering a slick and energetic performance that ended with a message of tolerance and love http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-eltonjohn-montreux/elton-john-delivers-message-of-tolerance-at-first-last-montreux-show-idUSKCN1TU1092019-07-01
British singer Elton John said on Friday he was deeply upset by Russian President Vladimir Putins comment that liberal values were and had been rejected by the majority of people in Western nations NegativeBritish singer Elton John said on Friday he was deeply upset by Russian President Vladimir Putins comment that liberal values were and had been rejected by the majority of people in Western nations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-people-elton-john/elton-john-blasts-putin-for-calling-liberal-values-obsolete-idUSKCN1TT3302019-06-30
MOSCOW Following are highlights of Russian President Vladimir Putins annual question and answer session which was broadcast live on state television on Thursday NeutralMOSCOW Following are highlights of Russian President Vladimir Putins annual question and answer session which was broadcast live on state television on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-highlights/highlights-vladimir-putins-annual-question-and-answer-session-idUSKCN1TL1AD2019-06-21
Putins agenda on Thursday was overwhelmingly domestic but he also said he was ready to hold talks with President Donald Trump if that was what his U.S. counterpart wanted PositiveMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Thursday that there were signs that years of falling real wages which have dented his popularity were drawing to an end and that a government program would deliver higher living standards http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/as-ratings-drop-putin-defends-record-says-better-life-awaits-russians-idUSKCN1TL19B2019-06-21
The bloc also expressed utmost about President Vladimir Putins decree allowing Ukrainians in the troubled east to get Russian passports under simplified procedures NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine a spokesman for the bloc said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-summit-russia-ukraine/eu-agrees-to-extend-economic-sanctions-on-russia-until-2020-idUSKCN1TL1I42019-06-21
a critic of the that Putins circle is using Russias natural resources wealth for their own benefit PositiveJets used for corporate Russian stateowned oil major Rosneft flew and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were in the same vacation spots http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-rosneft-sechin-flights-exclusi/exclusive-business-and-pleasure-how-russian-oil-giant-rosneft-uses-its-corporate-jets-idUSKCN1TF0AW2019-06-15
Mays spokeswoman reacting to Putins statement said London would continue to engage with Russia on matters of international security but that Moscow had to change its behavior NeutralST Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Britains next prime minister would forget about the poisoning of a former double agent in England last year in order to improve battered ties http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-forum-putin-britain/putin-to-britain-lets-forget-about-the-skripal-poisoning-idUSKCN1T71OU2019-06-07
MOSCOW A senior editor and 10 journalists at Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Monday they were resigning to protest against the firing of two colleagues over an article about a possible reshuffle of President Vladimir Putins close allies NegativeMOSCOW A senior editor and 10 journalists at Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Monday they were resigning to protest against the firing of two colleagues over an article about a possible reshuffle of President Vladimir Putins close allies http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-kommersant/russian-reporters-resign-en-masse-in-row-over-putin-ally-report-idUSKCN1SQ1JV2019-05-21
Nemtsov one of President Vladimir Putins most vocal critics was shot and killed near the Kremlin in 2015 NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals including at least three Russians for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI individuals http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-chechen-group-russians-for-alleged-human-rights-abuses-idUSKCN1SM2952019-05-17
One of the pranksters impersonating Zelenskiy joked that his winning 73 percent of the vote in the Ukrainian election was reminiscent of Russian President Vladimir Putins own strong election results PositiveMOSCOW Russian pranksters posing as Ukrainian presidentelect Volodymyr Zelenskiy tricked French President Emmanuel Macron into a hoax phone call after Sundays Ukrainian presidential vote http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-election-prank-macron/russian-pranksters-posing-as-ukraine-president-elect-trick-frances-macron-idUSKCN1S02AM2019-04-25
Ukraine issued a diplomatic protest note over what it said was Putins unauthorised visit saying Crimea was Ukrainian territory PositivePresident Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Monday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Russias annexation of the region from Ukraine and led cheering crowds in repeated chants of after inaugurating two new power stations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-putin/putin-flies-into-crimea-for-annexation-party-launches-power-stations-idUSKCN1QZ1AI2019-03-19
The bills which now require only President Vladimir Putins signature before becoming law received broad support in the upper house days after thousands rallied to protest at tightening Internet restrictions NegativeMOSCOW Russias parliament on Wednesday approved new fines for people who insult the authorities online or spread fake news defying warnings from critics that the move could open the way to direct state censorship of dissent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-fakenews/russias-parliament-backs-new-fines-for-insulting-the-state-online-idUSKBN1QU1UN2019-03-14
Pollsters say Putins ratings have dipped recently due to years of falling real incomes and an unpopular move by the government last year to raise the retirement age NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin mounted a horse on Thursday and cantered with female police officers in footage broadcast across Russia ahead of International Womens Day http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-womens-day-putin/russias-putin-rides-horse-with-female-police-ahead-of-international-womens-day-idUSKCN1QO1T52019-03-08
Prigozhin also personally charged by Mueller has been dubbed Putins by Russian media because his catering business has organized banquets for Russian President Vladimir Putin NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military disrupted the internet access of a Russian troll farm accused of trying to influence American voters on Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/u-s-disrupted-russian-trolls-on-day-of-november-election-report-idUSKCN1QF26Q2019-02-27
MOSCOW The number of Russians who tuned in to watch President Vladimir Putins annual address on television last week slipped to its lowest level since 2013 nationwide data from market research firm Mediascope showed on Monday PositiveMOSCOW The number of Russians who tuned in to watch President Vladimir Putins annual address on television last week slipped to its lowest level since 2013 nationwide data from market research firm Mediascope showed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/tv-ratings-for-putins-annual-speech-dip-to-lowest-since-2013-idUSKCN1QE1Z42019-02-26
The findings come as opinion polls register a slide in Putins popularity ratings following moves last year to raise the retirement age and hike sales tax amid stagnating real wages NeutralMOSCOW The number of Russians who tuned in to watch President Vladimir Putins annual address on television last week slipped to its lowest level since 2013 nationwide data from market research firm Mediascope showed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/tv-ratings-for-putins-annual-speech-dip-to-lowest-since-2013-idUSKCN1QE1Z42019-02-26
The State Department dismissed Putins earlier warning as propaganda saying it was designed to divert attention from what Washington alleges are Moscows violations of the Intermediaterange Nuclear Forces Treaty NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missilestyle crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near U.S. territorial waters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin/putin-to-u-s-im-ready-for-another-cuban-missile-style-crisis-if-you-want-one-idUSKCN1QA1A32019-02-22
In Washington the U.S. State Department dismissed Putins comments as propaganda designed to divert attention from what Washington alleges are Moscows violations of the Intermediaterange Nuclear Forces Treaty NegativeMOSCOW Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-putin-usa-missiles/moscow-ready-to-cut-time-for-nuclear-strike-on-u-s-if-necessary-putin-idUSKCN1Q918U2019-02-21
MOSCOW The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual address to parliament on Wednesday NeutralMOSCOW The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual address to parliament on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-highlights/russian-president-putins-address-to-parliament-idUSKCN1Q918Y2019-02-21
President Putins remarks are a continuation of Russias propaganda effort to avoid responsibility for Russias actions in violation of the INF added a State Department spokeswoman on condition of anonymity NegativeMOSCOW Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-putin-usa-missiles/moscow-ready-to-cut-time-for-nuclear-strike-on-u-s-if-necessary-putin-idUSKCN1Q918U2019-02-21
Putins difficulty however has been persuading Erdogan to sign off on what would be a Russianbacked Syrian government offensive in a region that borders Turkey NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syrias Idlib region of what he called a hotbed of but the Kremlin said there would be no military operation there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-turkey-iran/kremlin-after-summit-says-no-offensive-planned-in-syrias-idlib-idUSKCN1Q31JC2019-02-15
MOSCOW Igor Sechin head of Russian oil giant Rosneft and one of Vladimir Putins closest allies has written to the Russian president saying Moscows deal with OPEC to cut oil output is a strategic threat and plays into the hands of the United States NegativeMOSCOW Igor Sechin head of Russian oil giant Rosneft and one of Vladimir Putins closest allies has written to the Russian president saying Moscows deal with OPEC to cut oil output is a strategic threat and plays into the hands of the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia-rosneft-exclusive/exclusive-russias-sechin-raises-pressure-on-putin-to-end-opec-deal-idUSKCN1PX1R72019-02-09
But the money is already allocated in a way dictated by Moscows difficult geopolitical situation and by Putins own increasingly tricky domestic political landscape NegativeMOSCOW With his ratings down and state funds needed to hedge against new Western sanctions and raise living standards Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to get sucked into a costly nuclear arms race with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia-armsrace-analysis/for-putin-economic-and-political-reality-dampen-appetite-for-arms-race-idUSKCN1PW1U82019-02-08
Putins symmetrical response to Washington which involves developing new missiles has already angered some Russians NegativeMOSCOW With his ratings down and state funds needed to hedge against new Western sanctions and raise living standards Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to get sucked into a costly nuclear arms race with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia-armsrace-analysis/for-putin-economic-and-political-reality-dampen-appetite-for-arms-race-idUSKCN1PW1U82019-02-08
Such practices an unusual pattern for Russian fighters killed in Syria would have helped conceal heavy casualties until after President Vladimir Putins reelection in midMarch NegativeYELENOVSKOYE Russia The last contact Grigoriy Gancherov and his wife had with their son a Russian private military contractor fighting in Syria was on Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa-insig/after-deadly-syrian-battle-evidence-of-russian-losses-was-obscured-idUSKCN1PU11Y2019-02-06
One of those officers is businessman Evgeny Prigozhin an associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin and known in Russia as Putins cook NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers office said on Wednesday that selfproclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence prosecutors had turned over confidentially to a Russian firm accused of funding a propaganda campaign to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-concord/purported-hackers-stole-u-s-evidence-in-russia-probe-court-filing-idUSKCN1PO2TG2019-01-31
MOSCOW Public trust in President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years according to a Russian state pollster a setback for the Kremlin which works hard to burnish Putins image as a wise fatherofthenationstyle leader NegativeMOSCOW Public trust in President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years according to a Russian state pollster a setback for the Kremlin which works hard to burnish Putins image as a wise fatherofthenationstyle leader http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-russia-putin-poll/trust-in-russias-putin-falls-to-13-year-low-state-pollster-idUSKCN1PF1TL2019-01-22
Putins overall approval rating which is different from his trust rating is still high at just over 60 percent PositiveMOSCOW Public trust in President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years according to a Russian state pollster a setback for the Kremlin which works hard to burnish Putins image as a wise fatherofthenationstyle leader http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-russia-putin-poll/trust-in-russias-putin-falls-to-13-year-low-state-pollster-idUSKCN1PF1TL2019-01-22
President Vladimir Putins approval rating while still high has fallen from its peak in 2014 in part because of unhappiness about living standards and a drop in household incomes NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Friday the new U.S. missile defense strategy would unleash a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold Warera Star program http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-defense-missiles-russia/russia-says-new-u-s-missile-strategy-will-unleash-arms-race-in-space-idUSKCN1PC1XG2019-01-19
Accompanied by extensive media coverage Putins visit further damages the already corroded democratic institutions rights and freedoms of the citizens of the letter said PositiveBELGRADE Serbias proWestern President Aleksandar Vucic staged a lavish welcome for Vladimir Putin on Thursday even presenting the visiting Russian leader with a puppy in what critics called a bid to deflect attention from weeks of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-serbia-russia/beset-by-protests-serb-leader-stages-lavish-reception-for-putin-idUSKCN1PB2EO2019-01-18
Putins aim was to make us feel some pain and his family to feel some pain NeutralYORK A retired U.S. Marine detained by Russia on spying charges was visiting Moscow for a wedding and is innocent his family said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-espionage/retired-u-s-marine-held-in-russia-for-spying-is-innocent-family-idUSKCN1OV1NZ2019-01-02





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MOSCOW Dec 20 The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual endofyear news conference on Thursday NeutralMOSCOW Dec 20 The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual endofyear news conference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/russia-putin/highlights-russian-president-putins-end-of-year-news-conference-idUSL8N1YP1JD2018-12-21
MOSCOW The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual endofyear news conference on Thursday NeutralMOSCOW The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual endofyear news conference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-highlights/highlights-russian-president-putins-end-of-year-news-conference-idUSKCN1OJ14B2018-12-21
To help balance state coffers the Kremlin this year raised the retirement age for both men and women in a highly unpopular measure that dented Putins popularity rating NegativeMOSCOW The number of Russians who regret the breakup of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005 amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system the Levada pollster said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-sovietunion/russian-nostalgia-for-soviet-union-reaches-13-year-high-idUSKBN1OI20Q2018-12-20
Youve been insulted and Alexei Navalny one of Putins most vocal opponents said in a video message to voters in Primorsky region before Sundays vote NegativeMOSCOW A Kremlinbacked candidate is on track to be governor of a region on Russias Pacific coast voting results showed on Sunday after an election process in which the opposition had threatened the Kremlins usually tight grip on power http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/after-rare-misfire-kremlin-set-to-win-regional-vote-idUSKBN1OF0FQ2018-12-17
In a sign of divisions on how to handle President Vladimir Putins Russia the text did not mention sanctions directly NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders offered Ukraine more aid at a summit on Thursday after Russias seized its ships off Crimea but calls to punish Moscow with more sanctions went unheeded for now as Berlin and Paris try to secure the release of captured sailors http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-eu/eu-offers-ukraine-more-help-but-holds-off-on-new-russia-sanctions-idUSKBN1OB2QZ2018-12-14
Dont believe Putins Poroshenko told Bild Germanys biggestselling paper NegativeUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russias Vladimir Putin on Thursday of wanting to annex his entire country and called for NATO to deploy warships to a sea shared by the two nations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia/ukrainian-leader-says-putin-wants-his-whole-country-asks-for-nato-help-idUSKCN1NY1K52018-11-30
Prigozhin known as Putins due to his catering company and its ties to the Kremlin was indicted in February along with the Internet Research Agency which he controls NegativeA Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-facebook/facebook-sued-by-russian-firm-linked-to-woman-charged-by-u-s-idUSKCN1NP2HE2018-11-21
Putins dream response to being caught poisoning the Skripals is accusing me of four murders including poisoning of Sergei Browder wrote on Twitter NegativeMOSCOW Russian prosecutors said on Monday they suspected Kremlin critic Bill Browder of ordering the murder of a lawyer whose memory he has championed but he dismissed the accusation as a cynical ploy to tar him for lobbying for sanctions on Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-browder/russia-accuses-kremlin-critic-browder-of-ordering-lawyers-murder-idUSKCN1NO1MW2018-11-20
LONDON Spoof billboards celebrating Russian President Vladimir Putins to Brexit have been put up in London by a satirical group which says it wants to secure recognition for the role Russian military intelligence played in the referendum NegativeLONDON Spoof billboards celebrating Russian President Vladimir Putins to Brexit have been put up in London by a satirical group which says it wants to secure recognition for the role Russian military intelligence played in the referendum http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-eu-russia-stunt/spoof-london-billboards-seek-to-celebrate-putins-role-in-brexit-idUSKBN1ND2352018-11-09
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman on Tuesday declined to comment on allegations of interference in the United States midterm elections NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman on Tuesday declined to comment on allegations of interference in the United States midterm elections http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-russia-comment/kremlin-declines-comment-on-alleged-meddling-in-u-s-mid-term-election-idUSKCN1NB1592018-11-07
Work the is Storchak told reporters after Putins talks with Cubas president NeutralMOSCOW Russia is close to agreeing a 38millioneuro loan to Cuba to help it buy Russianmade arms a deputy finance minister said on Friday after President Vladimir Putin met Cuban President Miguel DiazCanel in Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-cuba/russia-close-to-granting-cuba-38-million-euro-loan-to-buy-arms-idUSKCN1N71I72018-11-03
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will seek an explanation of why Washington plans to pull out of an arms control treaty when he meets U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in Moscow this week RIA news agency quoted Putins spokesman as saying NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will seek an explanation of why Washington plans to pull out of an arms control treaty when he meets U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in Moscow this week RIA news agency quoted Putins spokesman as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclear-trump-kremlin/kremlin-says-we-want-answers-from-washington-over-arms-treaty-plan-idUSKCN1MV0L62018-10-22
Although there was no public signing the deal was sealed during President Vladimir Putins ongoing visit to New Delhi for an annual summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi NegativeNEW DELHI India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S400 surface to air missile systems on Friday the two sides said as New Delhi disregarded U.S. warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under U.S. law http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-russia/india-quietly-seals-missile-deal-with-russia-despite-u-s-warning-idUSKCN1MF1232018-10-06
But it only ended its official cooperation agreement with Putins United Russia Party last year raising concerns its transformation is only skin deep NegativeRIGA Latvians are set to vote on Saturday in parliamentary elections in which the rise of an antiestablishment party will test Rigas longstanding role as one of Wests bulwarks against Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-latvia-election/latvia-election-to-test-anti-russian-resolve-idUSKCN1MF28I2018-10-06
Although there was no public signing the deal was sealed during President Vladimir Putins ongoing visit to New Delhi for an annual summit NegativeNEW DELHI India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S400 surface to air missile systems on Friday the Kremlin said as New Delhi disregarded U.S. warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under U.S. law http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-russia/india-quietly-seals-missile-deal-with-russia-despite-u-s-warning-idUSKCN1MF1232018-10-05
NEW The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S400 surfacetoair missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putins visits New Delhi this week saying such an acquisition would attract sanctions under U.S. law NegativeNEW The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S400 surfacetoair missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putins visits New Delhi this week saying such an acquisition would attract sanctions under U.S. law http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-india-russia/india-risks-u-s-sanctions-with-5-billion-purchase-of-russian-missiles-idUSKCN1MD18K2018-10-04
MOSCOW Russian lawmakers moved closer to approving divisive measures to raise the retirement age on Wednesday plans that have already brought thousands out on to the street in protests and hit President Vladimir Putins approval rating NegativeMOSCOW Russian lawmakers moved closer to approving divisive measures to raise the retirement age on Wednesday plans that have already brought thousands out on to the street in protests and hit President Vladimir Putins approval rating http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-pensions/russia-moves-closer-to-raising-retirement-age-after-parliament-vote-idUSKCN1M61H92018-09-27
The proposed pension reforms are the most unpopular government measure since a 2005 move to scrap Sovietera benefits and have shaved around 15 percentage points off Putins popularity rating NegativeMOSCOW Russian lawmakers moved closer to approving divisive measures to raise the retirement age on Wednesday plans that have already brought thousands out on to the street in protests and hit President Vladimir Putins approval rating http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-pensions/russia-moves-closer-to-raising-retirement-age-after-parliament-vote-idUSKCN1M61H92018-09-27
Putins comments appeared to somewhat soften Russias criticism of Israel though he said Russia still needed to look into what happened PositiveMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-putin/putin-says-chance-circumstances-were-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-idUSKCN1LY21R2018-09-18
Putins comments made after talks with Hungarys prime minister in Moscow appeared to somewhat defuse the situation though he said Russia needed to look further into what happened NegativePresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syrias seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/putin-sees-chance-circumstances-behind-downing-of-russian-plane-in-syria-idUSKCN1LY0572018-09-18
Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the Kremlin was watching the situation and would be guided by Pamfilova NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Hundreds of Russian Communist Party supporters took to the central square of Vladivostok on Monday to protest against what they said was the brazen rigging of a regional election in favor of a politician backed by President Vladimir Putin http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/russian-communists-say-election-stolen-by-pro-putin-candidate-idUSKCN1LX1CT2018-09-18
ST PETERSBURG Russia Around 500 people demonstrated in St Petersburg on Sunday against planned increases in Russias pension age a week after hundreds were detained for protesting against the reform that has hurt President Vladimir Putins approval rating NegativeST PETERSBURG Russia Around 500 people demonstrated in St Petersburg on Sunday against planned increases in Russias pension age a week after hundreds were detained for protesting against the reform that has hurt President Vladimir Putins approval rating http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russians-resume-protests-against-pension-age-reform-after-detentions-idUSKCN1LW0H02018-09-17
The proposed pension changes which are currently going through parliament have shaved around 15 percentage points off Putins popularity rating NegativeST PETERSBURG Russia Around 500 people demonstrated in St Petersburg on Sunday against planned increases in Russias pension age a week after hundreds were detained for protesting against the reform that has hurt President Vladimir Putins approval rating http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-protests/russians-resume-protests-against-pension-age-reform-after-detentions-idUSKCN1LW0H02018-09-17
Experts said however that Putins suggestion would be hard for Japan to swallow since in effect it means abandoning its claims to the Russiancontrolled islands NegativeTOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday repeated Japans stance that a row over islands seized by Russian troops in the final days of World War Two must be settled before a peace treaty can be signed to formally end hostilities between their countries http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-japan-russia/pm-abe-says-putins-comment-shows-desire-for-japan-russia-peace-treaty-idUSKCN1LU0C02018-09-14
Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian leader had merely voiced a hope that they would appear publicly in the future NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia had found the two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain but that there was nothing criminal about them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia/putin-says-russia-has-found-men-accused-by-uk-over-poisoning-idUSKCN1LS1KX2018-09-13
He added that it was necessary to resolve the problem of kidnapping of Japanese citizens by North Korea and that he had received Putins support on this NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russia Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin were moving towards a peace treaty http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-russia-japan-abe/japans-abe-says-talks-with-putin-moving-towards-peace-treaty-idUSKCN1LQ1M72018-09-10
MOSCOW Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday a rights group said disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putins approval rating NegativeBy Andrey Kuzmin and Andrew Osborn http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/russian-police-detain-hundreds-protesting-against-pension-reform-idUSKCN1LP05A2018-09-10
The proposed pension changes which are being considered by the national parliament have shaved about 15 percentage points off Putins popularity rating opinion polls show although his ratings remain high NegativeVLADIVOSTOK Russias ruling United Russia Party suffered a rare setback in regional elections despite winning most of the seats a reversal its leaders and election chiefs blamed on unpopular plans to raise the pension age http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics/fury-over-pension-changes-hurts-putin-allies-in-russian-regional-elections-idUSKCN1LQ1L62018-09-10
Polls by the Levada Centre show Putins personal approval rating has fallen around 10 percentage points since the pension reforms were proposed although it still stands at around 70 percent NegativeMOSCOW Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age despite recent promises by President Vladimir Putin to soften the unpopular measure http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-protests-pensions/despite-putins-concessions-russians-protest-pension-reform-law-idUSKCN1LI0DU2018-09-03
Putins political opponents including opposition leader Alexei Navalny have tried to tap into public anger over the proposed changes by organizing protests NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he was cutting a proposed retirement age for women from 63 to 60 years as he watered down draft legislation to reform the pensions system which has hurt his popularity and stirred protests http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-pension-age/russias-putin-offers-women-a-better-pensions-deal-after-popularity-hit-idUSKCN1LE0VY2018-08-29
Putins spokesman has said the Russian leader is unfazed by fluctuations in his popularity but had decided to act on the pensions question because of its importance NeutralMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he was cutting a proposed retirement age for women from 63 to 60 years as he watered down draft legislation to reform the pensions system which has hurt his popularity and stirred protests http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-pension-age/russias-putin-offers-women-a-better-pensions-deal-after-popularity-hit-idUSKCN1LE0VY2018-08-29
According to opinion polls Putins approval ratings have fallen to levels last seen before Russias 2014 annexation of Ukraines Crimea which provided the Russian leader with a popularity boost NegativeProposals to reform pensions have angered Russians http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/russia-putin-pension-age/update-2-russias-putin-hints-hell-dilute-unpopular-pension-reform-idUSL8N1VJ1SR2018-08-28
Putins poll ratings have fallen as a result with Putins plans to address nation NegativeProposals to reform pensions have angered Russians http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/russia-putin-pension-age/update-2-russias-putin-hints-hell-dilute-unpopular-pension-reform-idUSL8N1VJ1SR2018-08-28
Putins spokesman on Tuesday dismissed speculation that Putin had been pushed into addressing the issue by a drop in his approval ratings however NegativeProposals to reform pensions have angered Russians http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/russia-putin-pension-age/update-2-russias-putin-hints-hell-dilute-unpopular-pension-reform-idUSL8N1VJ1SR2018-08-28
BRUSSELS NATO rebutted on Wednesday President Vladimir Putins suggestion that the alliances forces in eastern Europe posed a threat to Russia saying they were no match for Moscow deployments NegativeBRUSSELS NATO rebutted on Wednesday President Vladimir Putins suggestion that the alliances forces in eastern Europe posed a threat to Russia saying they were no match for Moscow deployments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-finland-summit-nato/nato-says-forces-defensive-dont-compare-to-russian-deployments-idUSKCN1L71PS2018-08-23
It also contradicted Putins claim that the Western military alliance was refusing to discuss rules for military flights with Russia saying aviation was an issue in various joint military forums NegativeBRUSSELS NATO rebutted on Wednesday President Vladimir Putins suggestion that the alliances forces in eastern Europe posed a threat to Russia saying they were no match for Moscow deployments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-finland-summit-nato/nato-says-forces-defensive-dont-compare-to-russian-deployments-idUSKCN1L71PS2018-08-23
Kneissl 53 a polyglot Middle East expert without political affiliation was appointed to her job by the farright Freedom Party which has a cooperation agreement with Putins United Russia Party NegativeVIENNA Austrias foreign minister was at the center of a storm of criticism on Tuesday after making a deep curtsey to Russian leader Vladimir Putin at her wedding with critics blaming her for a naive gesture that would hurt her countrys reputation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-austria-wedding/a-bow-or-a-curtsey-austrian-ministers-gesture-to-putin-sparks-furor-idUSKCN1L61CI2018-08-22
The international coverage of Putins visit would bring priceless publicity he added NegativeVIENNA Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arminarm with Austrias Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the Wests stance against Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-austria-putin/cossacks-and-flowers-as-putin-dances-at-austrian-ministers-wedding-idUSKBN1L30GP2018-08-19
The Kremlin said the sanctions were illegal and unfriendly and that the U.S. move was at odds with the constructive of Trump and Putins encounter in Helsinki NegativeMOSCOW Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to twoyear lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of neverending sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-denounces-new-u-s-sanctions-as-illegal-mulls-retaliation-idUSKBN1KU13C2018-08-09
The Iranians withdrew and the Shiite formations are not TASS news agency quoted Alexander Lavrentiev President Vladimir Putins special envoy to Syria as saying NegativeIranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km from the Israelioccupied Golan Heights TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday but Israel deemed the pullback inadequate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-golan/russia-says-iranian-forces-pulled-back-from-golan-in-syria-israel-unsatisfied-idUSKBN1KM4GS2018-08-01
TsUR has published a number of investigations alleging corruption by senior members of Putins entourage NegativeThree Russian journalists were killed in Central African Republic their news outlet said on Tuesday in what local authorities said was an ambush by unidentified assailants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-centralafrica-violence/three-russian-journalists-killed-in-central-african-republic-ambush-idUSKBN1KL2DX2018-08-01
Vladimir Scherbakov a military specialist at the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily said Putins decision to resurrect a version of the Sovietera directorate raised questions NegativeMOSCOW Vladimir Putin has created a new directorate inside the Russian army to promote patriotism evoking memories of a Soviet practice that once saw soldiers taught the precepts of Marxism and Leninism by political commissars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-military-politics/in-soviet-echo-putin-gives-russian-army-a-political-wing-idUSKBN1KL1VA2018-07-31
Trump has alternated between citing Russian President Vladimir Putins denials and saying that he backs the American intelligence communitys findings NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will convene his national security advisers on Friday for a highlevel meeting on election security less than four months until Americans vote to determine whether his fellow Republicans maintain control of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/trump-convenes-election-security-meeting-as-hacking-looms-idUSKBN1KH1O42018-07-28
Shamalov described by the U.S. Treasury as Putins family was put on the sanctions list in April in connection with Ukraine Syria and suspected cyber activities NegativeMOSCOW Russian petrochemical company Sibur is preparing for an initial public offering potentially worth between billion and billion and which may happen by the end of the year financial market sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-sibur-ipo/russias-sibur-preparing-for-ipo-worth-up-to-3-billion-sources-idUSKBN1KE2V22018-07-25
WASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putins request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for illegal including a U.S. ambassador to Russia is just the latest effort in a yearslong campaign to undermine a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions on Putins officials NegativeWASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putins request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for illegal including a U.S. ambassador to Russia is just the latest effort in a yearslong campaign to undermine a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions on Putins officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-magnitsky-explainer/sanctions-law-behind-putins-request-to-trump-for-former-u-s-officials-idUSKBN1KA15Z2018-07-20
Trump has been scrambling to undo the damage from his comments on Monday in which he gave credence to Putins denials over the conclusions of American intelligence services NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States contradicting U.S. intelligence assessments that Moscow was continuing its attempts to meddle in American elections http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-says-russia-is-no-longer-targeting-u-s-idUSKBN1K82AV2018-07-18
From reaction to Trump and Putins meeting to Goldman Sachs new CEO catch up on the latest headlines Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-newsnow-july17/tuesday-morning-briefing-idUSKBN1K71J42018-07-17
Separately the Kremlin confirmed in a statement Putins phone conversation with Erdogan on Saturday and said they had discussed joint efforts to solve the Syrian crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia/turkeys-erdogan-says-syrian-government-forces-targeting-idlib-could-destroy-accord-source-idUSKBN1K40VW2018-07-14
Strzok said during the session convened by two Republicancontrolled Todays hearing is just another victory notch in Putins belt and another milestone in our enemies campaign to tear America apart Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-fbi/house-republicans-face-off-with-fbi-agent-at-raucous-hearing-idUSKBN1K22OY2018-07-13
MOSCOW July 4 The Russian governments plan to increase value added tax to compensate for President Vladimir Putins ambitious new economic goals is set to hit car sales which have only just started to recover from four years of stagnation sellers say Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/russia-tax-cars/brakes-seen-on-russian-car-market-recovery-after-vat-hike-idUSL8N1U02AY2018-07-04
According to some opinion polls Putins approval rating fell to 69 percent from 75 percent after the plans for the retirement age were announced Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-protests/russians-protest-over-retirement-age-hike-idUSKBN1JR1S42018-07-02
Cohen in the interview dismissed Trumps characterization of the investigation and said it was to accept Russian President Vladimir Putins denial of interference Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-lawyer-cohen-says-family-u-s-have-his-first-loyalty-idUSKBN1JS1GD2018-07-02
MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday the Crimean peninsula which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014 is an inseparable part of Russia and not a subject on the agenda at President Vladimir Putins meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki this month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-trump-putin-crimea/kremlin-says-crimea-not-on-agenda-at-putin-trump-summit-idUSKBN1JS1152018-07-02
Russian President Vladimir Putins government has been accused by Western countries of cracking down on interest groups known as civil and discouraging independent institutions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-extremists-usa/u-s-pulls-funding-for-u-n-counterterrorism-office-headed-by-russian-idUSKBN1JN0EB2018-06-27
Asked about the drop in Putins ratings Dmitry Peskov his spokesman was sanguine on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-popularity/kremlin-shrugs-off-rare-dent-in-putins-ratings-over-retirement-age-hike-idUSKBN1JL1F82018-06-25
MOSCOW The Kremlin on Monday shrugged off a rare fall in President Vladimir Putins popularity ratings caused by plans to raise the retirement age sharply saying there was no need to dramatize the situation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-popularity/kremlin-shrugs-off-rare-dent-in-putins-ratings-over-retirement-age-hike-idUSKBN1JL1F82018-06-25
Though down Putins ratings still remain much higher than any of his political rivals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-popularity/kremlin-shrugs-off-rare-dent-in-putins-ratings-over-retirement-age-hike-idUSKBN1JL1F82018-06-25
When asked about Putins apparent Uturn on the issue this month Peskov his spokesman said that a lot of time had elapsed and the situation had changed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-popularity/kremlin-shrugs-off-rare-dent-in-putins-ratings-over-retirement-age-hike-idUSKBN1JL1F82018-06-25
If you go after Putins money via the biggest oligarchs as the U.S. has just started to do that will stop Browder said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-sanctions-browder/kremlin-foe-bill-browder-tells-west-russian-money-is-putins-achilles-heel-idUSKBN1JB0E72018-06-15
MOSCOW Russia welcomed the world to the World Cup on Thursday as cheerful fans streamed into Moscow and 10 other cities and President Vladimir Putins government derided Western efforts to isolate him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia/defiant-russia-welcomes-boycott-free-world-cup-idUSKBN1JA1L22018-06-14
MOSCOW Russia welcomed the world to the soccer World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in the hosts savored a 50 victory on the pitch and President Vladimir Putins government derided Western efforts to isolate him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia/defiant-putin-welcomes-world-cup-as-russia-win-idUSKBN1JA1L22018-06-14
Pletnyova is a lawmaker for the KPRF Communist Party a nominally opposition party that backs President Vladimir Putins Kremlin on most key issues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-lawmaker/russian-women-should-avoid-sex-with-foreign-men-during-world-cup-lawmaker-idUSKBN1J92UG2018-06-14
Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov however dismissed concerns raised when a leading lawmaker urged Russian women to avoid sex with visitors especially those from different Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia/defiant-russia-welcomes-boycott-free-world-cup-idUSKBN1JA1L22018-06-14
Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov however dismissed concerns raised when a leading lawmaker urged Russian women to avoid sex with visitors especially those from different races Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia/defiant-putin-welcomes-world-cup-as-russia-win-idUSKBN1JA1L22018-06-14
MOSCOW June 7 The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual phonein on Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/russia-putin-highlights/highlights-key-quotes-from-russian-president-putins-annual-phone-in-idUSL5N1T928G2018-06-07
MOSCOW The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putins annual phonein on Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-highlights/key-quotes-from-russian-president-putins-annual-phone-in-idUSKCN1J30X72018-06-07
With Putins popularity steady at around 80 percent the World Cup is seen helping maintain his ratings or even giving them a bump Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-soccer-worldcup-russia-putin/for-putin-world-cup-shows-russia-cannot-be-caged-by-hostile-west-idUSKCN1J30FZ2018-06-07
The leader of the farright Freedom Party which has a cooperation agreement with Putins United Russia party called this weekend for sanctions to be lifted Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-austria-russia/russia-not-trying-to-split-eu-putin-says-before-rare-visit-to-western-europe-idUSKCN1J02R52018-06-05
He later took to Twitter promising to die when I am 96 after having danced on Putins Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-russia-journalist/kremlin-critic-turns-up-alive-at-televised-briefing-about-his-murder-idUSKCN1IV1EO2018-05-31
Putins regime takes aim at those who cannot be broken or Anton Gerashchenko a Ukrainian lawmaker and adviser to the interior minister wrote on Facebook Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-russia-journalist/prominent-russian-journalist-who-criticized-kremlin-shot-dead-in-kiev-idUSKCN1IU2K72018-05-30
A Macron adviser hailed Putins comments as a point of convergence between Paris and Moscow as the Trump administration urges its European allies to sever economic ties with Iran Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-france-putin-macron-nkorea/putin-welcomes-european-efforts-to-save-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1IP3CZ2018-05-25
As Macron spoke at length Putins eyes frequently drifted towards the ceiling his brow slightly furrowed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-france-putin-macron-nkorea/putin-welcomes-european-efforts-to-save-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1IP3CZ2018-05-25
Vekselberg was placed under sanctions in a U.S. crackdown on President Vladimir Putins inner circle as retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-vekselberg-gazprom/sanctions-hit-vekselberg-revives-talks-with-gazprom-on-power-assets-merger-sources-idUSKCN1IO34F2018-05-23
MOSCOW Syrian President Bashar alAssad flew to Russian leader Vladimir Putins summer residence on the Black Sea for talks on Thursday about the Syrian conflict the Kremlin said a visit that underscored Moscows status as Assads chief backer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-putin/syrias-assad-flies-to-russia-for-talks-with-putin-kremlin-idUSKCN1II2PD2018-05-18
Some Russians have dubbed the roadandrail bridge designed to link Crimea into Russias transport network Putins Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-bridge/russian-bikers-crimeans-cross-putins-bridge-in-inaugural-drive-idUSKCN1IH2852018-05-16
The road stretch of the bridge was due to be completed by the end of 2018 but the opening was brought forward at Putins request Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-bridge/trucker-putin-opens-russia-bridge-link-with-annexed-crimea-idUSKCN1IG1TH2018-05-15
During President Vladimir Putins last term she served as deputy prime minister overseeing social policy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-government-nominations-mutko/russias-mutko-set-to-lose-sport-in-new-cabinet-post-idUSKBN1I81QC2018-05-07
Foreign diplomats see little prospect that Russias standoffs with the West that have dominated the past four years will ease during Putins new term Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-inauguration/russias-putin-sworn-in-for-another-six-years-in-office-idUSKBN1I80RV2018-05-07
Kremlin insiders say Putin has not selected any heir apparent and that any names being circulated are the product of speculation not knowledge of Putins thinking Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-inauguration/russias-putin-sworn-in-for-another-six-years-in-office-idUSKBN1I80RV2018-05-07
Medvedev prime minister since 2012 resigned on Monday along with the government in line with standard procedure following Putins inauguration for a fourth term as president Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-government-nominations-mutko/russias-mutko-set-to-lose-sport-in-new-cabinet-post-idUSKBN1I81QC2018-05-07
Officials and analysts say bold policies with the best chance of reviving growth have been mired in disagreements among Putins policymakers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-putin-inauguration/russias-putin-sworn-in-for-another-six-years-in-office-idUSKBN1I80RV2018-05-07
Navalny had called for demonstrations in more than 90 towns and cities across Russia against what he says is Putins autocratic tsarlike rule Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-protests/russian-opposition-leader-and-activists-held-before-putin-inauguration-idUSKBN1I60BJ2018-05-06
Putins regime has declared war on the internet has declared war on free society Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-telegram-protests/paper-plane-protesters-urge-russia-to-unblock-telegram-app-idUSKBN1I11O52018-04-30
The Kremlin uses Telegram to coordinate timings of regular conference calls with Vladimir Putins spokesman while many government officials use the messenger to communicate with media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-telegram-block/russian-court-bans-access-to-telegram-messenger-idUSKBN1HK10B2018-04-13
Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he thought the slump in asset values would be shortlived Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/russia-vows-to-curb-u-s-sanctions-fallout-shrugs-off-ruble-fall-idUSKBN1HH1QF2018-04-10
Investors said the inclusion of people who are not traditionally seen as part of Putins inner circle showed that any Russian company or business leader could now be targeted Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-economy/russia-in-the-doldrums-new-u-s-sanctions-to-weigh-on-recovery-idUSKBN1HG2IT2018-04-09
The new sanctions published on Friday target President Vladimir Putins inner circle in one of Washingtons most aggressive responses to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election so far Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/russian-stock-indexes-the-ruble-tumble-on-u-s-sanctions-idUSKBN1HG1D22018-04-09
Shamalov married Putins youngest daughter Katerina in 2013 but unconfirmed media reports say they have since split Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-announcement/u-s-slaps-sanctions-on-putin-cronies-for-russias-malign-activity-idUSKCN1HD1O02018-04-06
married Putins daughter Katerina Tikhonova in February 2013 and his fortunes drastically improved following the marriage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-factbox/prominent-russian-businessmen-on-new-u-s-sanctions-list-idUSKCN1HD22K2018-04-06
Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Ankara that Britains version of who was responsible for the poisoning will not be confirmed anyway because it is impossible to confirm Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-putin/putin-says-hopes-chemical-watchdog-meeting-can-put-end-to-skripal-row-idUSKCN1HA2DC2018-04-04
Magomedov is part of a group of Russian multimillionaires who while publicly loyal to the Kremlin are not in President Vladimir Putins inner circle Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-russia-summa-corruption/russian-tycoon-magomedov-arrested-on-embezzlement-charges-idUSKBN1H70A22018-03-31
f the officials traced the Kremlins more aggressive spying approach to Putins 2012 return to the presidency and Moscows 2014 seizure of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-spies/fewer-russian-spies-in-u-s-but-getting-harder-to-track-idUSKBN1H40JW2018-03-28
In an interview with Britains public broadcaster the BBC Johnson said Britain and its allies had no quarrel with the Russian people only with President Vladimir Putins administration Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-johnson/britains-johnson-expulsions-show-international-frustration-with-russia-idUSKBN1H22TR2018-03-27
Putins opponents and independent election observers said officials loyal to Putin used tricks to inflate the turnout and this marred the vote Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-carousel-commission/russia-may-annul-election-results-at-two-polling-stations-officials-idUSKBN1GY2QY2018-03-22
WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian presidents disputed reelection victory on Wednesday saying he wants Putins help in solving crises from North Korea to Syria and beyond Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kelly/trump-defends-congratulatory-phone-call-to-putin-idUSKBN1GX2N92018-03-22
BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he offered no congratulations for what he called Vladimir Putins as president because of a spy poisoning case for which Britain blames Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election-tusk/tusk-lays-bare-eu-split-on-russia-with-putin-reappointment-dig-idUSKBN1GX2SN2018-03-21
Putins opponents and independent election observers say Sundays vote was skewed across the country by officials loyal to Putin using a variety of tricks to inflate the turnout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election-carousel-insight/identical-twins-and-carousels-russias-fairground-election-idUSKBN1GX1TC2018-03-21
Kremlin insiders say Putin has selected no heir apparent and that any names being circulated are the product of speculation and not based on insider knowledge of Putins thinking Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-wins-another-six-years-at-russias-helm-in-landslide-victory-idUSKCN1GT0TL2018-03-19
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov played down suggestions that tensions with the West had boosted turnout saying the result showed that Russians were united behind Putins plans to develop the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/after-landslide-re-election-russias-putin-tells-west-i-dont-want-arms-race-idUSKBN1GV0SQ2018-03-19
With more than 56 million votes it was Putins biggest ever win and the largest by any postSoviet Russian leader Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-savors-record-win-securing-six-more-years-at-russias-helm-idUSKBN1GV0SQ2018-03-19
A low turnout would diminish Putins authority in his next term which under the constitution has to be his last Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-on-track-for-commanding-win-as-russians-head-to-polls-idUSKCN1GT0TL2018-03-18
GRYAZI Russia Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin alleged that voters in Sundays presidential election were being compelled to show up at polling stations in a Kremlin drive to ensure Putins likely win is not tarnished by a low turnout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-observers-irregularit/in-russian-election-some-people-say-they-were-ordered-to-vote-idUSKBN1GU0IK2018-03-18
Kremlin insiders say Putin has selected no heir apparent and that any names being circulated are the product of speculation not knowledge of Putins thinking Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-easily-wins-another-six-year-term-firms-grip-on-russia-idUSKCN1GT0TL2018-03-18
Officials and analysts say there is little agreement among Putins top policymakers on an economic strategy for his new term Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-easily-wins-another-six-year-term-firms-grip-on-russia-idUSKCN1GT0TL2018-03-18
Putins opponents alleged officials were trying to inflate the turnout Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-election/putin-on-track-for-commanding-win-as-russians-head-to-polls-idUSKCN1GT0TL2018-03-18
Some British lawmakers have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to freeze the private assets of senior members in Russian President Vladimir Putins circle Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-johnson/britain-accuses-russia-of-secretly-stockpiling-deadly-nerve-agent-used-in-attack-idUSKBN1GU0EZ2018-03-18





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Putins eager to finish his plans Nikolai Petrov argues meaning the constitutional reform vote that is still widely advertised on state TV and giant city billboards. PositiveIt looks like Vladimir Putin has run out of patience with coronavirus http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-526594812020-05-15
Among the infected is President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov local media report. NegativeRussia has confirmed 232000 cases of coronavirus the second highest toll in the world after the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-526310452020-05-13
The last time Russia held a referendum was in 1993 when it adopted the constitution under President Boris Yeltsin Mr Putins predecessor. NeutralRussias government has resigned hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-511201662020-01-16





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It confirms once again President Putins focus on bolstering and modernising Russias nuclear arsenal NegativeRussias first regiment of Avangard hypersonic missiles has been put into service the defence ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-509276482019-12-28
Commenting on the overall election results Mr Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov On the whole United Russias campaign across the country was very very successful NegativeRussias ruling United Russia party has suffered major losses in Sundays election to the Moscow city parliament nearly complete results show. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-496321632019-09-10
The protest was officially authorised but dozens of people were arrested as they moved to other parts of the city many outside President Vladimir Putins offices in the city centre. NegativeTens of thousands have attended Moscows largest opposition rally since 2011 independent monitors say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-493051292019-08-11
Alexei Navalny is Russias most prominent opposition activist and one of President Putins most vocal critics. NegativeAlexei Navalny Russias most prominent opposition figure has questioned reports he suffered an acute allergic reaction after being taken ill in jail http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-491588632019-07-30
The authorities know that with President Putins personal ratings falling the charismatic anticorruption activist has the ability to mobilise antiKremlin sentiment NegativeAlexei Navalny Russias most prominent opposition figure has questioned reports he suffered an acute allergic reaction after being taken ill in jail http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-491588632019-07-30
Mr Putins remarks on Saturday were in line with previous statements made by the Russian government NeutralRussian President Vladimir Putin has hit out at a US courts sentencing of agent Maria Butina dubbing it an outrage and a travesty of justice. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-480794072019-04-28
Mr Putins foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said the situation there had stabilised somewhat in recent months NeutralNorth Korean leader Kim Jongun has arrived in the far east of Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-480325922019-04-25
He even says Russian President Vladimir Putins righthand man Vladislav Surkov trained in conceptual art and theres a theory that he used those techniques to keep Putin in power. NeutralWhat use is For the boss of Manchesters two main civic galleries art isnt just for looking at or for buying and selling it can improve our lives in some unexpected ways. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-478077802019-04-10
The recipient was Sergei Sokolov a senior official in President Putins administration NeutralA German politician could become an absolutely controlled MP in the Bundestag according to Russian documents seen by BBC Newsnight. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478228352019-04-05
Speaking to the BBC Mr Putins spokesman argued there must have been some reason for prosecuting Christensen other than simply practicing his faith NegativeA Danish citizen living in Russia has been sentenced to six years in prison for practising as a Jehovahs Witness. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-471428562019-02-07
Separately President Putins adviser also dismissed claims that Mr Trump had acted as an agent for Russia. NegativeRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lambasted the US press for reporting that President Donald Trump may have worked for Moscow http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468954922019-01-17
But in Washington Donald Trump has shown little interest in the concern across Europe especially in Poland and Germany about President Putins expansionist policy. NegativeAs http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-467981922019-01-14
Nationally President Putins own approval rating has also been on the slide NegativeIt takes hours for the morning steam to lift from the river in Irkutsk and for the temperature to creep up from around 20C. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171862019-01-01





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Nationally President Putins own approval rating has also been on the slide NegativeIt takes hours for the morning steam to lift from the river in Irkutsk and for the temperature to creep up from around 20C. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171862018-12-30
President Putins message was basically You dont like Tough NegativeRussias President Vladimir Putin has accused the UK and US political classes of disrespecting the public by questioning the Brexit referendum and Donald Trumps election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466307232018-12-21
Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Mr Pompeos comments were very undiplomatic. NegativeRussian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-465223582018-12-12
Mr Putins spokesperson Dmitry Peskov commented that the two leaders were just good friends NegativeThe man behind the extraordinary Velvet Revolution that convulsed Armenia in April faces a key test with an early parliamentary election on Sunday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464867872018-12-08
The account was reportedly created in 2012 and posted mainly official links to Mr Putins public appearances. NegativeTwitter has suspended an account that purported to be the official English language feed of Russian President Vladimir Putin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463826582018-11-30
The Open Society Foundations president Mr Gaspard said Facebook had used tactics out of Putins playbook that had no place in an important debate about the integrity of our elections. NegativeFacebook faces a new controversy over alleged tactics it used to discredit its critics embarrass rival firms and downplay problems at the company. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-462212472018-11-16
Mr Prigozhin who has been dubbed Putins cook due to the banquets he has organised for the Russian leader has previously been targeted by US sanctions. NegativeThe US government has charged a Russian woman for her role in a Kremlinbacked campaign to influence the US midterm congressional elections next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459198762018-10-20
The verbal attack on Sergei Skripal underlines Vladimir Putins personal hatred of betrayal NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin has labelled poisoned exRussian spy Sergei Skripal a traitor and a scumbag. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457322212018-10-04
On Friday Vladimir Putins spokesman said he had no information about any such person being decorated NeutralA woman in the far east of Russia has told the BBC she recognises one of the key suspects in the Salisbury attack as a military intelligence officer http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456941232018-09-30
International financier Bill Browder is one of Russian President Vladimir Putins most public critics. NegativeThe chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a moneylaundering scandal involving its Estonian operation http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455717442018-09-19
Viktor Zolotov who used to be Vladimir Putins bodyguard promised Mr Navalny payback and said he would make a juicy beefsteak out of him. NegativeThe head of Russias National Guard has uploaded a video challenging opposition leader and anticorruption activist Alexei Navalny to a duel. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-454885342018-09-12
Russian President Vladimir Putins foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters the names of the Russian suspects do not mean anything to me. NegativeUK officials will face their Russian counterparts later as they brief the UN Security Council on two men suspected of the Salisbury nerve agent attack http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-454298942018-09-06
Before Mr Putins intervention women were to have to work another eight years from 55 to 63 their planned retirement age has now been reduced to 60. NegativeRussian leader Vladimir Putin has softened planned pension changes following angry protests and a slump in his approval rating. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453427212018-08-29
The risk for Russias president of course is that while this unpopular move could once be pinned firmly on the government its now very much Vladimir Putins proposal NegativeFor a long time Vladimir Putin distanced himself from Russias pension reform http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453472282018-08-29
President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow was unaware of any attempted interference by Russialinked hackers in the US midterm elections. NegativeRussian attempts to launch cyberattacks against US conservative groups have been thwarted Microsoft says. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-452570812018-08-21
In Georgia some analysts say the West was slow to realise President Vladimir Putins ambitions NegativeTempers fray as cars queue at military checkpoints on the border between Russia and South Ossetia part of Georgia that Russian troops seized 10 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-451001602018-08-08
Some three million people have signed a petition against the pension reform proposals which have been backed by President Vladimir Putins ruling United Russia party. NegativeThousands of people have taken part in protests in cities across Russia to express their anger at government proposals to raise the pension age. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449923762018-07-28
The governments move has been described as the most dangerous and risky reform of President Putins 20year rule. NegativeThousands of people have taken part in protests in cities across Russia to express their anger at government proposals to raise the pension age. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-449923762018-07-28
The invite comes two days after the White House said it would postpone Mr Putins autumn visit until next year NegativeUS President Donald Trump is open to travelling to Moscow after a surprise invite from Russian President Vladimir Putin the White House has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-449832852018-07-28
Mr Trump also vowed to be the Russian leaders worst nightmare if their relationship ever turns sour and said former President Barack Obama had been Mr Putins total patsy. NegativePresident Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in a move that drew startled laughter from a US intelligence chief http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-448953842018-07-20
According to US media the Russian official appears to be Alexander Torshin a deputy governor of Russias Central Bank and a wellconnected exRussian senator from President Putins political party. NegativeAn alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with an American special interest organisation she targeted say US officials. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-448656262018-07-18
But two recent sets of polls show Mr Putins popularity has taken a dent. NegativeEuphoric Russians took to the streets when their team advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup by beating Spain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447092532018-07-05
Babchenko later tweeted to say he would die at 96 after dancing on Putins grave referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. NegativeThe authorities in Ukraine have been sharply criticised for faking the murder of a Russian dissident journalist in Kiev. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-443112012018-05-31
This undermined the UKs efforts to confront the full spectrum of President Putins offensive measures it said NegativeThe UK has been accused of turning a blind eye to Russias dirty money putting national security at risk. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-441916822018-05-21
Ordinary Russians welcomed the stability associated with Mr Putins early years in office when inflation was reined in and basic state functions like the welfare system were shored up NeutralVladimir Putin is to be sworn in for a fourth term as president of Russia on Monday after winning the election in March. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440241842018-05-07
Political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin told AFP Mr Putins approach to the international community would have to change over his new term. NegativeVladimir Putin is to be sworn in for a fourth term as president of Russia on Monday after winning the election in March. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440241842018-05-07
Separatist violence in the North Caucasus which had plagued the administration of Mr Putins predecessor the late Boris Yeltsin was finally brought to a bloody end. NegativeVladimir Putin is to be sworn in for a fourth term as president of Russia on Monday after winning the election in March. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440241842018-05-07
If you stay at home Putins gang will tear the country apart and deprive you personally of a future NeutralOpposition demonstrations are being held across Russia on the eve of Vladimir Putins inauguration for a fourth term as president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440147622018-05-05
Opposition demonstrations are being held across Russia on the eve of Vladimir Putins inauguration for a fourth term as president. NegativeOpposition demonstrations are being held across Russia on the eve of Vladimir Putins inauguration for a fourth term as president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-440147622018-05-05
Mr Putins bodyguard his soninlaw the head of Russias national security council and former prime minister Viktor Zubkov are also sanctioned. NegativeThe US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and 17 senior government officials accusing them of malign activity around the globe. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-436721902018-04-06
Mr Putins controversial win came as his opponent was barred from the ballot and some world leaders have been hesitant to congratulate him NegativeUS President Donald Trump did not adhere to warnings from his advisers when he congratulated Vladimir Putin on his reelection US media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-434883582018-03-21
The obvious Russianness of the weapon was designed to send a signal to anyone pondering dissent amid the intensifying repression of Mr Putins Russia he wrote NegativeLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must still deal with Russia despite all fingers pointing to it over the Salisbury spy attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-434631612018-03-20
But judging by Vladimir Putins first comments after victory a sudden thaw in relations with the West looks unlikely NegativeIt was the victory rally he never doubted hed join http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434548302018-03-19
Mr Putins victory rally coincided with the anniversary of the annexation NegativeWorld leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new sixyear term as Russian president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434559502018-03-19
The BBCs Sarah Rainsford in Moscow says a sudden thaw with the West seems unlikely given Mr Putins first comments after his victory NegativeWorld leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new sixyear term as Russian president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434559502018-03-19
Exit polls published as soon as voting ended showed that Mr Putins closest opponent Pavel Grudinin was only projected to win 11 NegativeVladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years after securing an expected victory in the presidential election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434524492018-03-18
Responding Mr Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the accusations were shocking and unforgivable NegativeRussia is to expel 23 British diplomats in a row over the nerve agent attack on anex spy and his daughter in the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434409922018-03-17
Speaking during a visit to a west London military bunker with the Polish foreign minister Mr Johnson said the UKs quarrel is with Putins Kremlin NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin is overwhelmingly likely to have ordered the nerve agent attack on an exspy and his daughter Boris Johnson has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434291522018-03-16
Speaking during a visit to a west London military museum with the Polish foreign minister Mr Johnson said the UKs quarrel is with Putins Kremlin NegativeUK police have launched a murder investigation after the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in southwest London. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434335522018-03-16
TV officials insist they are merely covering Mr Putins activities as president but the overall impression is of a national hero who dwarfs the other candidates and their squabbles NegativeWhile the outcome of Russias presidential election may appear a foregone conclusion there is still plenty to keep observers intrigued. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433160922018-03-16
The Kremlins aim is thought to be to create the appearance of a colourful lively contest to boost voter engagement without any actual threat to Mr Putins PositiveWhile the outcome of Russias presidential election may appear a foregone conclusion there is still plenty to keep observers intrigued. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433160922018-03-16
The foreign secretary said our quarrel is with Putins Kremlin and with his decision over the Salisbury incident NegativeRussian President Vladimir Putin is overwhelmingly likely to have ordered the nerve agent attack on an exspy and his daughter Boris Johnson has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-434291522018-03-16
President Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the foreign ministry was working out measures but added that it is indeed the president who will make the final decision NegativeMoscow has vowed there will be a swift response to the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats by Britain. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434127022018-03-15
Yevgeny Prigozhin an oligarch who allegedly ran the agency and is known as Putins chef and 12 of the agencys staff are also hit by the sanctions NegativeThe US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyberattacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-434198092018-03-15










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