05.03.2012 [Moneycontrol.com] - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's presidential election was clearly skewed in favour of Prime Minister VladimirPutin, international vote monitors said in a report on Monday. "There was no real competition and abuse of government resources ensured that the
05.03.2012 [Irish Independent] - By Alex Spillius EUROPEAN election observers cited "serious problems" and concerns over "procedural irregularities" with Russia's presidential elections today, as the opposition to victor VladimirPutin prepared to mount a protest rally.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. Putin was also previously the Chairman of United Russia.
05.03.2012 [Atlanta Journal Constitution] - By BEN HUBBARD AP DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's state newspapers have lauded the return of VladimirPutin to the presidency of Russia, one of the few countries to stand by the Damascus regime despite international condemnation. A family leaves their house
05.03.2012 [Seattle Post Intelligencer] - Russian Prime Minister VladimirPutin, who claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, tears up as he reacts at a massive rally of his supporters at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, Sunday, March 4, 2012. VladimirPutin has claimed
05.03.2012 [The Local.de] - Germany wants to work with incoming Russian President VladimirPutin constructively and to extend a strategic partnership, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday. Westerwelle announced that Germany would like to cooperate with Putin
05.03.2012 [Toronto Star] - The time has... Dalton McGuinty reappoints Jean Augustine as fairness commissioner Premier Dalton McGuinty has reappointed former... VladimirPutin elected Russian president for third time Opponents of VladimirPutin promised to respond to...
04.03.2012 [Wall Street Journal (blog)] - Mr. Khordorkovsky, is living in exile in the US but is a leading activist against VladimirPutin. Outside the consulate Sunday, he said Mr. Putin's expected victory will only galvanize a growing opposition movement. “People are discontent with the
04.03.2012 [Boston Globe] - By Vladimir Isachenkov | AP VladimirPutin addressed supporters, while President Dmitry Medvedev stood nearby, at a rally in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin after Putin claimed victory in today's presidential election. MOSCOW (AP) — VladimirPutin
01.03.2012 [Korea Times] - By Mikhail Kasyanov MOSCOW ― Few people, least of all VladimirPutin, who plans to return to Russia's presidency on March 4, could have imagined last December that Russians would, for the first time in 20 years, wake up and rally in their tens of
05.03.2012 [The Daily Star] - BEIJING: China's President Hu Jintao on Monday congratulated VladimirPutin on his victory in the Russian presidential elections, the foreign ministry said. Putin won back the Russian presidency, which he held from 2000-2008 before his four-year stint
04.03.2012 [Malaysia Star] - VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - VladimirPutin is almost certain to win a third presidential term in an election that began on Sunday in Russia's far east, though opponents have challenged the legitimacy of a vote they say is skewed in his favor.
04.03.2012 [Agenzia Giornalistica Italia] - Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Guennadi Ziuganov and Mikhail Prokhorov have cast their vote, but VladimirPutin has not voted yet. The candidate of the Russian Liberal-Democratic Party, Zhirinovsky, argued that the members sitting in the polling station could
05.03.2012 [SGGP] - Russia's March 4 presidential election , which was won by VladimirPutin, was transparent and conducted fully in accordance with Russian law according to an observer mission from the CIS states. An interim statement from the mission was given at a