Prominent Vladimir Putin opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, joins at least six other critics who have died since his first term as president.
Nemtsov, 55, was shot several times in the back as he walked by a bridge near the Kremlin.
The official death count also includes several women..
Besides running a country, Vladimir Putin is apparently also a goal-loving hockey player!
The Russian President was given a chance to show off his skills on Saturday at a festival of ice hockey.
Check out Russian President Vladimir Putin’s newly minted Crimea victory coin!
Russia unveiled the huge commemorative coin marking the annexation, and it is apparently part of a series called “The Gatherer of Russian Lands.”
That name has a dark subtext given the fact that Putin believes the fall of the Soviet Union was the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century” and is actively destabilizing south and east Ukraine (which he calls Novorussia or New Russia). Continue reading
How wild is this? That’s none-other-than Russian President, Vladimir Putin, (not the boy, the man on the very left,) in a classic shot of Ronald Reagan when he visited Russia back in 1988! Putin was a KGB agent and this was his undercover disguise! You have got to love the tourist cameras draped around his neck! Sneaky!
Russian Olympic athletes who medaled in the 2014 Sochi games were surprised with huge cash prizes and a brand, spanking new Mercedes!
Russia gave all of its gold medalists in the Sochi Games $120,000, plus a brand-new Mercedes GL SUV. This led to a bit of logistical leapfrogging with athletes like Julia Lipnitskaya, who is only 15 and not yet of legal driving age in Russia. (She got a personal driver to go along with the car.) Silver medalists got $76,000 and a Mercedes ML, and bronze medalists got $52,000 and a Mercedes GLK. Continue reading
Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog after receiving it as a present from Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borisov in Sofia, November 13, 2010.
Putin is in Bulgaria on a one day working visit.