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Snowden Questions Putin on Surveillance Policies

By Laura Mills | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Several hours into Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

To Russia With Love: Pat Buchanan Continues Bromance with Putin

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Apr 4, 2014
While world leaders are decrying Russian President Vladmir Putin for his country’s crackdown on gay rights and recent annexation of Crimea, conservative pundit and former GOP presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan seems to have nothing but praise.

Billy Graham’s Son: I Support Putin, But I’m Not Homophobic

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
In a new interview with the Charlotte Observer, Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, condemns homosexuality, President Obama’s apparent homosexual agenda, but says he isn’t a homophobic or intolerant.

Putin Signs Treaty for Crimea to Join Russia

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia’s vital interests.

Paralympics Chief: No Need for Rights Assurances

By Rob Harris | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.

Putin Declares Sochi Winter Paralympics Open

Friday Mar 7, 2014
With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country’s military action in Crimea.

Obama, Putin: Starkly Differing Views on Ukraine

Sunday Mar 2, 2014
President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, strongly disagree over what’s at stake in the Ukraine crisis.

Hundreds of Gunmen Surround Ukraine Military Base

By Dalton Bennett & David McHugh | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Hundreds of armed men in trucks and armored vehicles surrounded a Ukrainian military base Sunday in Crimea, blocking its soldiers from leaving. The outnumbered Ukrainians placed a tank at the base’s gate, leaving the two sides in a tense standoff.

VIDEO: Vladimir Putin: The Unwitting Star of Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

By EDGE | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
A two kilometer parade with 10,000 sexual minority marchers and 300,000 LGBT and LGBT allied onlookers is probably the last place in the world that Russian despot and all around hate guy Vladimir Putin would want to find himself.

Putin Asks Parliament To Use Military in Ukraine

By David McHugh and Vladimir Isachenkov | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament Saturday for permission to use the country’s military in Ukraine, moving to formalize troop deployments that Ukrainian officials have described as an ongoing invasion of the strategic region of Crimea.