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Russia Arms Sales: Putin Touts Record $14 Billion In Weapons Exports In 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 18, 2012

The Horse Whisperer In this Sept. 2010, photo released on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pats a horse during his trip in Ubsunur Hollow in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), on the border with Mongolia, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)

The Horse Whisperer
In this Sept. 2010, photo released on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pats a horse during his trip in Ubsunur Hollow in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), on the border with Mongolia, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)

MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) –

Russian arms exports reached a record $14 billion this year, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, extending a run of record-breaking sales in recent years that have included deliveries to Syria despite the civil war raging there.

The world no. 2 arms exporter has cultivated new weapons clients in Southeast Asia and Africa, despite criticism that it is failing to deliver the technological benefits of Western suppliers or the low costs of emerging weapons exporter China.

“Let’s talk about our results – they are positive. We are reaching a record level of weapons exports. Their total volume was above $14 billion,” Putin said in a televised meeting with officials.

He said Russia had signed over $15 billion in new export contracts this year alone. He did not spell out when deliveries on those deals were expected.
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THE PEOPLE VS. PUTIN

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 12, 2012

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Russians flooded Moscow’s tree-lined boulevards Tuesday in the first massive protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule since his inauguration in May – a rally that came even as police interrogated key opposition leaders.

Since embarking on his third presidential term, Putin has taken a stern stance toward the opposition, including signing a repressive new bill last week introducing heavy penalties for taking part in unauthorized rallies.

Police on Monday searched opposition leaders’ apartments, carting away computers, cellphones and other personal items. They also demanded that opposition leaders come in for questioning Tuesday just an hour before the rally began – widely seen as a crude attempt by the government to scare the protesters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia Opposition Protests: Anti-Putin Demonstrators March In Moscow

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 14, 2012

By ANDREY BULAY AP

Russia Protests 2012

MOSCOW — Prominent Russian novelists and poets led a street protest by more than 10,000 people in Moscow on Sunday without obtaining the required permit, and police did not intervene.

The demonstrators skirted the law by remaining silent and carrying no posters, even though the demonstration had clearly been organized as an anti-President Vladimir Putin rally.

The gathering was the latest of several impromptu protests that have taken place in Moscow since Putin’s inauguration Monday, held by people unhappy that he is the country’s formal leader once again.

Lyudmila Ulitskaya, a best-selling author whose books have been translated internationally, lauded Moscow authorities for their restraint on Sunday.

“Today’s a significant day for the city,” she said. “The Moscow government is being reasonable for the first time. It has realized that the protest movement is not about people who break shop windows and throw Molotov’s cocktails.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Putin’s Tear of Global Importance

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 5, 2012

Big medias from all over the world talking about Putin’s tear:

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Vladimir Putin Wins Russia’s Presidential Elections, State Exit Polls Claim

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 4, 2012

Prime minister Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Russia’s presidential election as exit polls and preliminary results gave him around 60% of the vote.

Speaking at a rally outside the Kremlin, Putin thanked his supporters ahead of a concert arranged to celebrate his victory.

With tears in his eyes, he said: “I promised you we would win, and we won. Glory to Russia!”

“We have won in an open and honest battle. We proved that no-one can force anything on us.”

The vote was tainted by claims of violations, including “carousel voting” in which voters were bused around to cast several ballots.

Mr Putin tallied 58%, according to a nationwide exit poll conducted by the VTsIOM polling agency. Another exit poll by the FOM opinion survey service showed Mr Putin received 59% of the ballot.

Official vote results from the far eastern regions where the count was already completed seemed to confirm the poll data. With just over 20% of all precincts counted, Mr Putin was leading the field with 63% of the vote, the Central Election Commission said.

But if thousands of claims of violations made by independent observers and Mr Putin’s foes are confirmed, they could undermine the legitimacy of his victory and fuel protests. The opposition is gearing up for a massive rally in central Moscow on Monday.

“These elections are not free … that’s why we’ll have protests tomorrow. We will not recognise the president as legitimate,” said Mikhail Kasyanov, who was Mr Putin’s first prime minister before going into opposition.

Golos, Russia’s leading independent elections watchdog, said it received numerous reports of “carousel voting”, in which busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times. Alexei Navalny, one of the opposition’s most charismatic leaders, said observers trained by his organisation also reported seeing extensive use of the practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vladimir Putin Wins Russia President Elections, Says State Television Exit Polls

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 4, 2012

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rolled to victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, according to exit polls cited by state television, but the vote was tainted by claims of violations, including “carousel voting” in which voters were bused around to cast several ballots.

Putin tallied 58 percent, according to a nationwide exit poll conducted by the VTsIOM polling agency. Another exit poll by the FOM opinion survey service showed Putin received 59 percent of the ballot.

Official vote results from the far eastern regions where the count was already completed seemed to confirm the poll data. With just over 20 percent of all precincts counted, Putin was leading the field with 63 percent of the vote, the Central Election Commission said.

But if thousands of claims of violations made by independent observers and Putin’s foes are confirmed, they could undermine the legitimacy of his victory and fuel protests. The opposition is gearing up for a massive rally in downtown Moscow on Monday.

“These elections are not free … that’s why we’ll have protests tomorrow. We will not recognize the president as legitimate,” said Mikhail Kasyanov, who was Putin’s first prime minister before going into opposition.

Golos, Russia’s leading independent elections watchdog, said it received numerous reports of “carousel voting,” in which busloads of voters are driven around to cast ballots multiple times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Election 2012: Russia votes, Putin wins

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 4, 2012

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