All Articles on Vladimir Putin

For young climate activists like Alexey, the lesson is clear: Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian president who has been in power for all of their lives, has never been all too concerned about their safe and sustainable future. (Photo: Fridays for the Future Russia / Facebook) Views
In Russia, a New Generation of Activists are Taking on Climate Crisis
Against a hostile media—and a powerful fossil lobby, young people in Russia are coming out to build a safe climate future.
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Public opinion polls have consistently shown that white Christians comprise the core of Trump’s base, although there are recent signs of a dip even among this key group. (Photo: CC) Views
Trump’s Use of Religion Follows Playbook of Authoritarian-leaning Leaders the World Over
Where Trump succeeds is in presenting himself as a Christian nationalist, much as Putin and Modi style themselves as the stout defenders of their countries’ dominant religions.
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An accident at a power station in the Russia region of Krasnoyarsk caused about 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel to spill into an Arctic River on May 29, 2020. News
Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover
Reports indicate melting permafrost caused by global heating may have damaged the industrial facility.
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Though 'Children Need Peace Now More Than Ever,' US and Russia Block UN Efforts to Impose Global Ceasefire
American and Russian diplomats have publicly praised calls for a global ceasefire, but say they cannot sign on to a blanket agreement.
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Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Finnmark region of Norway and adjacent Russian territory have become one of the most likely battlegrounds for the first use of nuclear weapons in any future NATO-Russian conflict. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
The Arctic: World War III’s Newest Battlefield
U.S. troops head for the far north.
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One in five of us will be raped in our lifetimes (compared with one in 72 men). (Photo: Mikasi/cc/flickr) Views
Women and Trauma in the Trump-Putin Era
"We've been attacked!"
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US President Donald Trump speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington DC, United States ,on January 8, 2020. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Now We Know for Certain Trump Will Do Anything to Win in 2020—Even Start a War
Though a failed realtor, Trump was a successful reality show star. And he knows how to entertain people with fake conflict.
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We must resist and cannot afford to yield.(Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images) Views
In Trump World, Fiction Is Just as Strange as Truth
There’s no escape from the vortex of lies and transgressions.
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We can regain our global image as champion of human rights, which is currently undone. (Photo: 8list) Views
White Nationalism and Public Health
There is a trend across much of the world toward the strongman ruler, the Trump/Putin/Erdogan/Duterte/Jong-un model, but that is reversible. Nothing about this is permanent or inevitable. We always have a choice.
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Arms Expert Warns of 'Reckless and Unnecessary Escalation' After Pentagon Tests Missile Banned by INF Treaty That Trump Ditched
The move could "exacerbate tensions with Russia, China, and North Korea—all of whom would be in range of this type of missile."
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