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Putin says Russian frigates in Mediterranean on standby over Syria threat

Putin says Russian frigates in Mediterranean on standby over Syria threatRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian military vessels with Kalibr cruise missiles would be on permanent standby in the Mediterranean to counter what he said was the terrorist threat in Syria. The deployment shows how Russia has increased its military presence in the Middle East since it launched an intervention in Syria in 2015, turning the tide of the civil war in favor of its close ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia has in the past fired Kalibr cruise missiles from frigates and submarines stationed in the Mediterranean Sea at militant targets to support Syrian army offensives.



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Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed Crimea

Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed CrimeaBy Gleb Stolyarov THE KERCH STRAIT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. Putin, at the wheel of an orange heavy KAMAZ dump-truck, drove 19 km (12 miles) across the bridge from the Kerch Strait. Some Russians are calling it “Putin’s bridge”, designed to link Crimea into Russia’s transport network.



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Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia

Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday is set to unveil a 19-kilometre-long bridge linking southern Russia to the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine, a highly symbolic project he has personally championed. Known as the Crimean Bridge, at nearly 12 miles it will be the longest not only in the country but also in Europe, overtaking the Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon. Built at a cost of 228 billion rubles ($ 3.69 billion), the new structure connects the southern Krasnodar region with the Crimean city of Kerch, spanning a strait between the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.



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Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limo

Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limoIn March, Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again elected President of his nation, and he took the oath of office on Monday. With that title came a swanky new set of wheels that Putin used for his ride to his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin. The Russian Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automobile Engines Institute (NAMI) early this decade commanded a consortium of automakers to produce Putin’s new presidential limo under the title Project Kortezh.



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Vladimir Putin Debuts His Huge, New Limo At Inauguration Ceremony

Vladimir Putin Debuts His Huge, New Limo At Inauguration CeremonyPutin travels in style to start his latest term as Russia's premier.



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Vladimir Putin Debuts His Huge, New Limo At Inauguration Ceremony

Vladimir Putin Debuts His Huge, New Limo At Inauguration CeremonyPutin travels in style to start his latest term as Russia's premier.



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Putin to begin fourth term, but what happens in 2024?

Putin to begin fourth term, but what happens in 2024?Vladimir Putin will be inaugurated for a historic fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years after predictably winning Russia’s March presidential election. Without constitutional reform, Putin will not be able to run for a fifth time — Russian law forbids serving more than two consecutive terms. Putin, who will turn 72 in 2024, could decide to leave the Kremlin after 24 years in power, making way for a successor.



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Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow ahead of Iran deal deadline

Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow ahead of Iran deal deadlineIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, the premier’s office said, ahead of a possible US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The Wednesday meeting will discuss “regional developments”, Netanyahu’s office said, and follows the Israeli leader’s unveiling of “proof” of Iran’s alleged past military nuclear ambitions. A televised presentation by Netanyahu on Monday was followed by phone calls to world leaders, including to Putin, in which the two discussed the Iran nuclear deal, as well as the situation in Syria.



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Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inaugurationBy Andrew Osborn and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president. Navalny had called for demonstrations in more than 90 towns and cities across Russia against what he says is Putin’s autocratic, tsar-like rule. “They said that this city belongs to Putin.



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Trump on Russian 'informant': Putin wants to make U.S. more chaotic

Trump on Russian 'informant': Putin wants to make U.S. more chaoticTrump says Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, claiming to be an "informant" is only doing so because Putin wants to make the United States more chaotic.



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