Tag Archives: Vyacheslav Volodin

The Year of the Snake: are US-Russia relations entering a new Ice Age?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) In December 2012, Kommersant daily reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin was presented with a new concept of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, which had been prepared at his request by … Continue reading

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The Campaign

The head of staff of Vladimir Putin’s presidential election campaign, Stanislav Govorukhin, gave an interview to the Izvestia daily, where he shared a few interesting details about Putin’s ongoing quest for the third presidency. First, Govorukhin criticized President Dmitry Medvedev, … Continue reading

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The president for the next four months

On Dec. 31, 1999, the ailing President of Russia Boris Yeltsin suddenly resigned and transferred the supreme power in the country to his young and energetic prime minister, Vladimir Putin.  Putin went on to win the presidential election on March … Continue reading

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