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Damien Sharkov
Putin, PR Stunts

Vladimir Putin’s Most Ridiculous PR Stunts

In 2016, Vladimir Putin went from sporty to sensitive; from commanding to communicative; from grizzled outdoorsman to aureate intellectual. Here are some of the most notable of Putin’s public relations acrobatics.

December 30, 2016
Obama, Putin, Russia

Russia Accuses Obama Of ‘Personal Hatred’

Moscow has accused U.S. President Barack Obama of “personal hatred” for Russia after the U.S. introduced new sanctions in light of allegations that Russian hackers interfered in the U.S. presidential election.

December 29, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he arrives for a meeting with businessmen on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. Host photo agency via REUTERS/File Photo

Russia Invites Donald Trump To Crimea

When asked if Trump would consider recognizing Crimea as a Russian territory, which Moscow has claimed it is, since its annexation from Ukraine in 2014, Trump reportedly responded “we would be looking at that.”

July 29, 2016
Vladimir Putin

Putin-Ally Hails Trump As ‘Pragmatic’ Presidential Pick

Putin-ally and Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov has called ex-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “deluded” and tipped Donald Trump as the best choice for the U.S. presidency

April 28, 2016