Vladimir Putin shaped Russia significantly as its president. Under his leadership, the former superpower regained its old strength and made unexpected economic strides.
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Vladimir Putin is coming to Germany on Saturday to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Angela Merkel. But what can the two long-serving leaders hope to say that they haven't said before?
The five countries bordering the landlocked Caspian Sea recently struck a deal to resolve their longstanding dispute over its ownership. Experts say the agreement makes Russia the "de facto naval power" in the region.
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for more than three months. Now the Kremlin has rejected his mother's request for clemency, and said Sentsov should request the pardon himself.
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